Prominent cheeks are considered a pleasing feature. Unfortunately, some individuals have flattened cheekbones that result in a flat, indistinct appearance. Cheek implants emphasize the individual’s cheekbones. For the older age group, this procedure tightens both the soft tissues and the facial skin bringing more prominence to the cheekbones. An augmentation procedure is performed using implants to surgically enhance the cheeks.
Anesthesia is used during the procedure to ensure the optimal comfort of the patient. This is an outpatient procedure, and you should plan on having someone drive you home afterward. An overnight stay may be necessary. This is dependent on the specific combination or procedure you are having. You may also need to take a week off of work in order to fully recover.
Your cheek implant is inserted using a pocket created by the surgeon just above your cheek’s bony surface. The amount of augmentation necessary will be decided in advance along with the size of your cheek implant. This will help ensure you face is naturally proportioned and balanced. You can have a chin implant placed as well in order to balance out the features of your face.
Preparing for Cheek Implant Surgery
This time frame is dependent on the specifics of your planned procedures, but will most likely be on an outpatient basis. You should be able to go home a few hours after your procedure has been completed. Our trained professionals can give you a more detailed description of what to expect after the surgery.
It is very important to review any medications you take with our doctor prior to your surgery because they may impact your surgery. You may be told certain medication need to be temporarily stopped or adjusted. This includes any supplements you are taking.
Your medications list will be discussed with you by our doctor prior to your surgery. It is also important to realize your body will not heal as well if you are using tobacco products. You will be told you need to discontinue using any tobacco products six weeks before your cheek implants surgery.
You need to make arrangements to be driven home from your surgery by an adult. You should also have this person stay with you during the first night after your surgery.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you are interested in receiving cheek implants at Smith Facial Plastics, feel free to speak with our knowledgeable staff in order to learn more about the procedure. We are conveniently located in Gahanna, OH. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!