Cheek Augmentation QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The following Cheek Augmentation questions are asked by real people like you. The answers are provided by board-certified doctors or qualified medical providers who meet our exacting standards.

Cheek Augmentation, also called cheek implants or sometimes referred to as augmentation malarplasty, is a facial cosmetic surgery to add volume or lift to the cheeks to emphasize the cheeks on a person’s face.

Cheek Augmentation, also called cheek implants or sometimes referred to as augmentation malarplasty.

Cheek Augmentation is a facial cosmetic surgery to add volume or lift to the cheeks to emphasize the cheeks on a person’s face.

Yes, it is used. Cheek augmentation is being performed under local anesthesia and sedation.

Yes, Cheek implants is performed under general anesthesia.

Cheek augmentation is an outpatient surgery performing under local anesthesia and sedation. However, it depends on the type of cheek augmentation your surgeon may recommend you.

Fortunately scarring is less in cheek augmentation as the incisions are made inside the mouth.

Scarring is less in cheek augmentation as the incisions are made inside the mouth.

Yes, Cheek augmentation can be performed at the same time along with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose job), facelift, brow lift or eye lift. The advantage of that is the same incisions will be made for the other procedures and less scarring will be remained.

Complications of cheek augmentation are fortunately rare and may only include bleeding and loss of sensation in the cheeks which is temporary.

Complications of cheek augmentation are fortunately rare and may only include bleeding and loss of sensation in the cheeks which is temporary.

It is worthy to know that cheek augmentation is long-lasting depending on the method.

Based on the patient’s specific anatomy, there are three valid options for cheek augmentation including fat grafting/transfer by using a patient’s own fat or the use of solid cheek implants. Another option is a nonsurgical option which uses injectable fillers to enhance the cheeks. The third option is cheek implants.

    • FAT GRAFTING OR FAT TRANSFER
    • CHEEK FILLERS
    • CHEEK IMPLANTS

This is a very popular method for cheek augmentation which extracts fat from the patient’s own body and injects it to the cheeks to add volume and improving the contour of that part. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. This method is ideal as no scar will be left and it does not cause any immune system problems.

This method is ideal for those people with enough fat stores who are healthy enough for liposuction. Fat grafting is not recommended if you have coagulation or lipid metabolism disorders, acute infections, or severe chronic diseases.

This is a non-surgical procedure in which soft filler tissue is injected using a tiny needle. The injectable filler is the same substance used to add volume or smooth wrinkles in other parts of the face. These fillers can be temporary or permanent depending on their material.

Cheek augmentation is an outpatient surgery performing under local anesthesia and sedation.

Cheek filler is a suitable method for those have less excess fat or seek for a less invasive method.

No, it isn’t. Cheek filler is a suitable method for those have less excess fat or seek for a less invasive method. But you should know the results of injectable fillers last shorter than other methods. Cheek fillers last for months or years and the result isn’t permanent.

Cheek filler is not recommended for breastfeeding or pregnant women and persons with sinus infections.

Women with breastfeeding or pregnancy are not recommended to have cheek fillers. It is also not recommended to use cheek fillers if you have sinus or dental infections.

Cheek implant is a surgical method designed to add fullness to the cheeks and improve their contour. In this method, your cosmetic surgeon places solid implant over the cheekbone through incisions made inside the mouth above the gum line.

In cheek implant, your cosmetic surgeon places solid implant over the cheekbone through incisions made inside the mouth above the gum line. These solid implants are made of different materials such as solid silicone, high-density porous polyethylene, known by its brand name Medpor and Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). Solid silicone is the most common material of cheek implants.

Cheek implant is a surgical method designed to add fullness to the cheeks and improve their contour. In this method, your cosmetic surgeon places solid implant over the cheekbone through incisions made inside the mouth above the gum line.

 Yes, it is used. This method is performed under general anesthesia, and leaves no scars on the face.

These solid implants are made of different materials such as solid silicone, high-density porous polyethylene, known by its brand name Medpor and Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). Solid silicone is the most common material of cheek implants.

Cheek augmentation is a popular procedure among women and some men who wishes to get a more muscular face and seek a method to improve the contour of their face and saggy cheeks caused by aging.

As a good candidate for cheek augmentation, you must:

    • have a healthy physical and stable weight
    • have real expectations
    • be a non-smoker
    • have cheeks that are too flat, thin or saggy
    • Anaesthesia risks
    • Asymmetry
    • Bleeding
    • Blindness (rare complication of fat transfer)
    • Cheek implant displacement Hematoma
    • Infection
    • fat necrosis (Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die)
    • Seroma or fluid accumulation
    • Lumpiness
    • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
    • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
    • Fatty cysts
    • Persistent pain
    • Poor aesthetic result of donor site for fat transfer
    • Poor healing of incisions
    • Possibility of revisional surgery
    • Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
    • Skin loss
    • Suboptimal aesthetic result
    • Thick scar tissue around cheek implant (capsular contracture)
    • Unfavourable scarring

You must stop taking aspirin or any thinner drugs or anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements at least 10 days before cheek augmentation surgery in order to avoid of the risk of bleeding during the surgery. You must also stop smoking at least 6 weeks before the surgery as tobacco products slows the healing process.

It is very important to have pre-op consultation session with your surgeon and discuss about the potential risks and your expectations. You should ask all your questions before going through the procedure. You should follow the specific instructions your cosmetic surgeon gives you. Your surgeon may ask you to do some certain tests and medical evaluations which are essential.

You may experience moderate swelling around the cheeks and under the eyes which it is normal. The swelling lasts up to 72 hours after the surgery which cold ice pack can help. Antibiotics will be prescribed to avoid any infection. The stitches will be removed 1 week after the surgery. You shouldn’t sleep on your face for at least 8 weeks after the implant. Cheek augmentation bruising will resolve after few weeks.

You need to take light meals preferably soft and drink liquids for couple of weeks and avoid hard or sharp foods like crisps for 6-8 weeks after the surgery.

The recovery time for cheek augmentation is usually short and you may experience moderate swelling around the cheeks and under the eyes which it is normal. The swelling lasts up to 72 hours after the surgery which cold ice pack can help. Antibiotics will be prescribed to avoid any infection. The stitches will be removed 1 week after the surgery. You shouldn’t sleep on your face for at least 8 weeks after the implant. Cheek augmentation bruising will resolve after few weeks.

 You need to take light meals preferably soft and drink liquids for couple of weeks and avoid hard or sharp foods like crisps for 6-8 weeks after the surgery.

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