Cheek Implant – Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Some people have a shallow cheek prominence or they may have a narrow face. Aesthetically, a desirable feature of the face is an oval appearance, and the cheek prominence well defined for an aesthetic look. So in order to correct shallowness of the cheek prominence in a profile, or to create an oval appearance of the face, cheek implants are needed.
Cheek implants are placed through a small incision inside the mouth. The surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation. General anesthesia can also be used. Appropriate size and shape of the implant is chosen according to the requirement of the patient. This is a day procedure and the patient can go home, the same day, as of surgery.
HOW LONG DOES SURGERY TAKES
The procedure can take from one hour and a half to approximate by two hours.
For the first two days, restricted diet containing mainly of liquid’s, is advised. Some swelling and bruising is expected, which may last from four to five days, that time, the regular food can be started as well.
TIME OFF FROM WORK
Two to three days are all that is required to be off from work. Although there is swelling, but physically, a person can resume regular work in just three to four days. Swelling may last more than a week.
HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LASTS
With cheek implant surgery, the results are permanent.
IS IT PAINFUL?
For the first two or three days, there may be some pain, but with adequate pain medication. It is easily controlled.
With any surgical procedure, there are potential complications. Possibility of infection, bleeding, asymmetry and extrusion of the implant are possible.
The cost includes surgeon fee, hospital charges, anesthesia fee. And it also includes free consultation, free follow up for life time and additional discount’s for future surgeries.