Cheek Augmentation PDF Print E-mail

Purpose: To make the cheeks look larger, higher or fuller. This is a relatively minor procedure that restructures cheekbones, balancing facial features and restoring a youthful and vibrant appearance. 

 

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Procedure:

Anesthetic: Local or general depending on the procedure
Duration of procedure: 1 – 2 hours
Hospital stay: 1 – 2 days
Stitch Removal: 4-5 days after surgery
 

Cheek implants involve surgery and the treatment can take up to two hours per implant, depending on the treatment.  The surgeon makes a small cut inside the mouth or under the lower eyelash before inserting the implant.  The implant is held in place by the cheek muscles, stitches or metal screws. There are several different materials used for cheek implants, including:

  

* Tissue from your own body


* Silicone or polythene


This procedure can be combined with other surgical procedures, such as Blepharoplasty, brow lift and facelift. Non surgical treatments, such as Botox® chemical peeling or Restylane® will complete the facial rejuvenation process.

  

Result:
Most people find that the shape or definition of their cheeks has changed. Implant results will be semi-permanent if human tissue is used because the tissue will age, or permanent in the case of synthetic implants such as silicone or polythene.


The Risks of Cheek Augmentation (Implant) Surgery: As with any surgery, there are risks to consider.  Cheek implant plastic surgery involves a very essential part of your body.  Although the majority of patients do not experience the following complications, you should understand all possible consequences of cheek implant plastic surgery.

  

* Infection


* Blood loss,


* Fluid collection


* Movement of the implant or scarring.


* You may also experience difficulty talking or smiling for several weeks afterwards.


* If the implant is infected or moves, the implant may have to be removed, which is not always a straightforward procedure.


* Cheek implants may also alter the symmetry of your face.


You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2009 )