Known for being a safe and effective cosmetic procedure for facial enhancement, the main objective of cheek implants (or cheek augmentation) is to add more volume and definition to the cheeks via surgical methods. It involves the insertion of medical-grade silicone implants into the mid-face region to contour the area and provide balance to the surrounding facial features, improving one’s appearance and boosting self-esteem.
Cheek implants are intended to enhance overall facial balance in order to improve one’s appearance and boost self-confidence.
$1,300 to $4,400
It generally takes around 30-45 minutes for the procedure to be completed and is usually done under general anesthesia. Discreet incisions, which won’t be noticeable post-surgery, are made inside the mouth through which implants are inserted and precisely positioned. The exact area for the implants to be correctly positioned on the cheekbone is determined by the specific region of the cheek being augmented.
To ensure surgery is successful and that there are no complications, it is recommended that you:
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The absence of these risks and complications can potentially mean that your cheek implants will stay in their proper positions for a lifetime.
How long do I have to be in the hospital?
Once you are completely awake from anesthesia, you are free to return home on the very same day treatment has been completed. You will be asked to visit your doctor for a follow-up appointment about one week after.
Why should I choose cheek implants over dermal fillers?
While there are many other viable alternatives to cheek augmentation and rejuvenation, the most popular treatments include cheek implants and dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers provide long-lasting results and are created especially for the cheek area; however, both fillers and implants have their own advantages and drawbacks and are suitable for distinct reasons.
Am I going to have scars?
While cheek augmentation does leave scars behind because incisions are required, these incisions are only made inside the mouth, so you won’t have any noticeable scarring.
How long do I need to take off from work?
It may take at least one week of post-treatment healing before you can finally return to work. Since this procedure is performed on your cheeks which tend to be difficult to conceal, it is advisable to put off attending any special occasions for at least four weeks to allow enough time for any bruising and swelling to ease up. Your plastic surgeon will let you know exactly when you can resume your regular activities as normal.
How soon will I see results?
You will see visible improvements in the proportions and contour of your cheeks immediately after surgery, which will improve over the next couple of months until you can see the final results. You will experience some swelling around the cheek area following surgery; however, this is temporary and will eventually wear off in a couple of weeks.