Facial prosthetics Prostheses are inert materials which are sometimes used for esthetic surgeries and often have other alternatives, but they are sometimes the only selected method. The prostheses are used currently for the chin area and in most cases the cheek is augmented through fat injection. They can also be used sometimes in other parts such as mandibular angle and other parts which will be specified after your examination by doctor Manafi. Frequently Asked Questions How long does prosthesis implantation take? Prosthesis implantation takes about 1 hour. Do I need hospitalization after the surgery? The patient is discharged 5 to 6 hours after the surgery. What tests do I need to do before the surgery? Blood tests Can I take bath after surgery? You can take a short bath 24 to 48 hours after operation. How long does it take to return to normal? Patients will return to daily activities 10 days after surgery. What should I observe before the surgery? You should take lateral cephalogram pictures before the operation. What risks are associated with this operation? The prosthesis which is selected for insertion in the face is very important, because the implant is a foreign body and it is likely to displace and corrode the bone, thus it should have a decent quality. What type of anesthesia is used during the surgery? The patient can be anesthetized either generally or through deep sleep (standby anesthesia). General anesthesia is the best method to provide a safe breathing way, but if the surgery is not long, the patient can be anesthetized through deep sleep. Who are candidates for this surgery? This operation is a cosmetic surgery to fix facial defects. The need for this type of surgery will be specified only after consultation with the doctor.