Facial Cosmetic Surgery : Cheek Augmentation
Cheek implants are artificial enhancements available for augmenting cheek structure, to give more definition to cheeks, or for people who have experienced facial trauma and require cheek reconstruction.
How does it work?
- Solid and semi-solid implants are available with which to sculpt the cheek into the desired structure. A surgeon will make a small incision in a pre-determined area of the cheek and create a pocket into which the implant will be placed. The incision is then sutured and dressed.
How long does surgery take?
- Cheek implant surgery normally takes 1.5 hours to 2 hours to complete, but will vary depending upon the extent of re-shaping required. A general anaesthetic and overnight hospital stay is recommended.
What is the recovery time?
- Patients make a partial recovery within a day or so and can return to work. Full recovery and removal of dressing takes place 1- 2 weeks after surgery.
How long will it last?
- Cheek implants are designed to last indefinitely.
Are there any side effects?
- Bruising and swelling of the cheeks and in the area around the eyes is to be expected after surgery, as is nauseous ness from general anaesthetic.
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