Cheek Augmentation Overview
Guide To Facial Procedures and Treatments
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Facts About Cheek Augmentation
After the completion of facial growth which is around 15 years old.
In general, the cheek should sit in front of the eyeball when viewed from the side. Flat or under-projecting cheeks can be due to skeletal (bone) deficiency or soft tissue deficiency. These deficiencies may be present from birth or result from aging or injury. A cheek deficiency may be treated with dermal fillers, fat grafting, a midface lift and/or by placing implants on top of the facial skeleton to augment it.
Priced at consultation.
To improve facial harmony.
Patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.
After a cheek augmentation, you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.
Walking After Surgery
You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
You may shower immediately following surgery.
Usually subsides by 1 week.
Risks & Complications
Implant malposition, numbness, bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, implant complications, need for revision, and complications related to anesthesia.
Cheek augmentation using fat transfer involves obtaining fat cells from other areas of the body through liposuction and carefully injecting them into the cheek area.
In the case of bone loss or injury, it may be necessary to use an implant. The implant(s) may be placed using incisions inside your mouth or through an incision on your lower eyelid a couple of millimeters below your eyelashes. Once in place, the implant is fixed in place with screws.
Office/Clinic if a fat transfer or dermal filler procedure is indicated. If an implant is needed, it would be done in an outpatient surgery center
Local anesthesia in the office/clinic or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.
You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.
1 week for light exercise. 2 weeks for regular exercise. Avoid any pressure or trauma to the area for 6 weeks.
Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
You may be bruised for 1-2 weeks. If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so.
Usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for 2 months.
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