Having a face that defines your facial features in an attractive way is a dream synonymous to each one of us. If your cheeks lack definition then Cheek Augmentation surgery is the right solution for you. It adds contour and body to your cheeks. Those who have weak cheek structure, who have lost cheek contour, or have a flat or narrow face, because of the effects of ageing can benefit the most from this aesthetic treatment. The procedure has caught the attention of many people who want to enhance their look. It is the low cost of cheek implants and the simplicity of cheek surgery that has made this procedure highly popular among many foreigners.
Cheekbone implants have been in usage since 1956 and have a track record for effective and safe cosmetic enhancement. They are made from a range of synthetic materials varying from flexible to fairly rigid. They are available in several sizes and shapes and are customised according to the face structure of a patient. Some type of cheek implants, the ones that are made from silicone, do not integrate with tissues and thus can be easily removed at a later date. Other types of cheekbone implants, like hydroxyapatite implants, easily integrate with natural bone tissue thus become a part of the cheek structure
When cheek augmentation surgery is performed in conjunction with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as a nose surgery, eyelid lift, brow lift, or facelift, the implants can be placed through the incisions made for those surgeries. When not performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures, the cheek implants are inserted on their own through small incisions made in the lower eyelids or mouth. The implants are inserted into small pockets created by the surgeon in the cheek tissue. Stitches that are used for closing the incision are removed in nearly ten days, or they dissolve in a similar period if made inside the mouth.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts for an hour or two.
Complications related to cheek implants occur only in rare circumstances. There is a risk of an adverse reaction because of the anaesthesia used in the procedure. it is important that there is a correlation between anaesthesia risk and complications and the usage of antidepressants, tobacco, liquor and several other substances. It is because of this reason that you should inform the surgeon about the intake of any such substance during initial visits.
Complications after cheek augmentation surgery include infection that can be treated with antibiotics. Misplacement of a cheek implant can cause shifting that triggers asymmetry, sometimes leading to the need for the second procedure for realigning the implant. The best way to reduce the risk and complications related to cheek augmentation surgery is by paying attention to the instructions given by the surgeon, both before and after the procedure.
The results of the cheek augmentation procedure are visible after five to six weeks after the bruising and swelling subside. You would notice better cheek contours in your face and prominent and attractive cheeks in proportion with other facial features.
You can resume to normal work and activities within a week or ten days after the cheek augmentation procedure. Make sure you avoid all types of strenuous and vigorous activities that can cause any damage to the surgery site for at least eight to ten weeks.
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