What Does It Involve?
Cheek Augmentation / Cheek Implants is a common procedure used to bring balance to the facial structure by way of correcting a deficient cheek area due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma. A weak cheek structure can make your face appear drawn and sunken. It may also give the appearance of a ‘fleshy’ lower face. The end result should be a balanced relationship between the structure of the face. Cheek Implant Surgery involves inserting and positioning an implant that will depend on your preferences, age, anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation.
Cheek augmentation is an operation that usually takes 1.5 hours to complete using a general anaesthetic and normally includes an overnight stay at the hospital. In certain circumstances it can be performed as a day case.
Although most of the significant swelling will subside over a period of several days, prolonged mild swelling may prevent your final facial contour from becoming apparent for several months. Normal activity can discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medications. Swelling is sometimes significant immediately following surgery, usually peaking 24 to 48 hours afterward.