Cheek augmentation surgery
Cheeks are considered one of the most important elements of facial beauty. There are many reasons including aging, excessive thinness leading to sunken cheek, and luckily many ways to get rid of it. Cheek augmentation surgery is considered as one of the most common ways aiming to emphasize the cheeks on face. It is done through several methods; each is suitable due to patients’ condition.
There are different methods for augmenting cheeks that include:
• Injection with patients’ own fat
• Placing solid implant over the cheekbone
• Soft tissue filler
Before the surgery
In order to make sure about patients’ health condition, their medical histories will be completely evaluated. Doctor will choose the best kind of anesthesia, and will inform patients about the whole procedure and side effects and will clarify everything.
Cheek augmentation surgery, depending on the doctors’ priorities, can be done in a hospital or in the doctor’s clinic, through local or general anesthesia. In case of local anesthesia, some medicines may be prescribed beforehand, so that the patient feels comfortable during the surgery.
One way is to extract fat from patients’ own bodies and inject it. This method is ideal as it will not cause any immune system problems. It also diminishes acne scars. It should be noted that this method will last for about six months as fat can be absorbed by the body over time.
Placing solid implant over the cheekbone is another way. This method is permanent, and is usually done through inside the mouth so that there will be no scars on face.
Soft filler tissue, also a permanent method, is injected with a very tiny needle. Local anesthesia is applied so that the patient will be comfortable during the surgery.
After a week, stiches will be removed. The pain is mild and controllable with medicine. Antibiotics might be prescribed to prevent infection. Chewing food might be difficult for about a week, and brushing teeth might also be difficult for two to three days. Facial swelling and bruise are common, but cold compression therapy will be helpful, and they will be faded after a week or so.