Implants can be placed in any area where there is a contour defect, such as the buttocks, calves, biceps, triceps, pectorals, breasts, chin, cheek, and penis. An incision is made at the site where the implant is to be inserted. Placement of the incision is carefully considered to ensure it allows correct placement of the implant and that incision is as inconspicuous as possible. Swelling and bruising can be expected following the procedure.
Numbness can occur but this usually subsides. Work can usually be resumed after four to seven days post-procedure, depending on the site of the implant. Results are location-specific and are designed to realign the body through a subtle increase in volume to targeted areas.
While implants are often used purely for aesthetic reasons, implants are also used in reconstructive surgery to recreate symmetry for patients who have had previous surgery, injury or disease.