5/23/2013



Cheek augmentation (or cheek implants) is a general term that describes surgery to enhance the appearance of one's cheeks. The desired effect is to change the shape or size of the cheek to look younger or more attractive, or to correct flaws caused by birth defects of injury. The surgery is generally simple, fast, and uncomplicated. It can take as little as 30 minutes to perform and most plastic surgery practices will do it. It is unlikely to be covered by standard insurance unless it is being done to correct a defect or injury, but even then you should consult with your insurance provider first.

Cheek augmentation surgery is performed by the surgeon first making an incision either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid. A pocket is formed and the specially designed and shaped implant is inserted. When cheek implants are being placed at the same time that another facial plastic (cosmetic) surgery is taking place, the implants may be inserted through the same incisions made for those procedures.

Chin Augmentation (Implants)

A chin augmentation will strengthen your profile by making a weak chin more prominent. This can have a surprisingly positive impact on the appearance of your nose.
Cheek Augmentation (Implants)

Cheek augmentation will give fullness to flat cheekbones. They can be placed to give you more projection laterally, frontally, or both. To decide on which placement would be best for you and your facial structure, you should discuss this with your surgeon.

After surgery, the area is dressed and ointments and other treatments are applied to minimize discomfort and swelling. The duration of any pain, swelling or other side effects varies depending on many factors. There will likely be limitations in your activity and certainly you'll have to avoid activity where you could suffer even mild trauma to the face.

People who go through cheek implant surgery enhance both their appearance and their self-esteem and self-confidence. Cheek implant and injection surgery have become increasingly popular for many women, and even some men. They are simple, and even though insurance may not cover them, they are relatively inexpensive

As with any surgery, you must consider many factors, such as your overall health, the short- and long-term consequences of the surgery, the cost and benefits, etc. It is vital that you discuss this with your general medical practitioner, a qualified plastic surgeon, and your family.

What are some of the most common benefits of this surgery?

This surgery can enhance facial contours and brings balance to the facial features. It is also used to correct asymmetries and congenital defects.

How long does the procedure take?

The surgery generally takes from 30 to 45 minutes.

Risks:
Significant complications resulting from chin implants are infrequent. As with any surgical procedure, however, there is always a possibility of infection, or reaction to the anesthesia.

By Franchis Adam

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