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From what part of the human body is skin taken for facial surgery?
I hope I understand your question. Facial implants are pieces of artificial material positioned usually next to the facial skeleton to accentuate facial features. They are most commonly placed through the oral cavity or mouth.
Facial fillers are various chemicals which are temporary facial enhancers that are usually injected through the skin. No skin is removed in either case.
Gary R .Culbertson, MD, FACS
Most modern facial implants are made from synthetic materials, like solid silicone, which have been molded into the correct shape. Skin from another part of the body is not needed for this operation.