Facial implant surgery can either be performed under general or local anaesthetic depending on the extent of the procedure and whether it is combined with other facial surgery procedure. Most people return home the same day.
A stealth incision is an incision which is used in a location where it can not easily be seen but enables Mr Ong to place the implant and secure it to the underlying bone. The implant is attached to the underlying bone structure, typically with small titanium screws. For chin and cheek implants, the incision is usually made through the mouth so there are no external scars but other incisions may be recommended.
After surgery, you will be prescribed antibiotics to reduce any risk of infection. Typically, you’ll see some post-operative swelling which should subside in the first couple of weeks.