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Cheek Augmentation with Implant

Cheek augmentation with implants provides a permanent and significant enhancement to cheek volume and definition for fuller cheeks and a more youthful appearance.

Cheek Augmentation with Implant

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The Skinny


Average Recovery

5 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Implant

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$2000 - $4000

The Specifics


What is a cheek augmentation with implant procedure?

Cheek augmentation with implants is the only permanent cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery. Both fat transfer and injectable fillers are temporary and require regular maintenance. Common materials include Gore-Tex, Medpor, or silicone implants. Cheek implants are highly customizable and tailored to a specific patient’s needs. The goal of a cheek augmentation with implants is fuller cheeks, stronger cheekbones, and improved facial aesthetic.

What cosmetic concerns does a cheek augmentation with implant procedure treat?

  1. Cheek Volume: A cheek implant is molded and shaped to artificially create a fuller cheek and more youthful appearance.

Who is the ideal candidate for a cheek augmentation with implant procedure?

The ideal candidate for a cheek augmentation with implant procedure has poorly defined or sunken cheeks due to loss of tissue from aging, trauma, significant weight loss, genetics, or a congenital deformity. Cheek augmentation with implant is not recommended for those who have thin facial skin or active skin infection.

What is the average recovery associated with a cheek augmentation with implant procedure?

Following a cheek augmentation with implant procedure there is swelling and bruising around the cheeks and eyes. Swelling mostly resolves within 14 days, however, some swelling can persist for three to six months. Changes in sensation due to swelling will lessen as the swelling subsides. Patients are advised to not sleep face down for at least six to eight weeks after the procedure.

What are the potential side effects of a cheek augmentation with implant procedure?

Possible side effects following a cheek augmentation with implant include bruising, pain, redness, blood clots, infection, skin necrosis, movement of the implant, difficulty smiling, and nerve injury.

What can someone expect from the results of a cheek augmentation with implant procedure?

The results of a cheek augmentation with implant procedure will be noticeable immediately after the procedure, and will improve as swelling subsides. Results will finalize over three to six months.

What is the average cost of a cheek augmentation with implant procedure?

A cheek augmentation with implant procedure can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000. The actual cost of a Ccheek augmentation with implant is dependent upon location, board certified facial plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

permanentno scarimproved facial contoursincreased facial volume

Cons

invasive surgerypotential implant movementpotential numbness

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Cheek implants can be customized to address projection or bulk to improve facial balance and aesthetics. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after cheek augmentation with implants.

The Takeaway


Cheek augmentation with implant is a cheek enhancement plastic surgery for fuller cheeks and a more youthful appearance.

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  1. Ulrike Pilsl, Friedrich Anderhuber, and Berthold Rzany Anatomy of the cheek: implications for soft tissue augmentation pubmed.gov; 2012-07-01
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