Cosmetic Procedure for Cheek Implants
A majority of the time, cheek implants are used to bring the face into balance by creating prominence to the cheekbones. The results of cheek implants can offer dramatic before & after results, but individuals must understand that this alone will not change the profile of the face completely. Without a doubt though, altering the cheek structure can significantly change the overall appearance of the face. If you are seeking to change your facial profile, Epione can help outline the best options for your specific concerns.
Alternatives to cheek implants that can bring balance to your face include a Fat Transfer, Mid-face lift, and a Full Facelift, Radiesse or Juvéderm injections. The best candidates for cheek implants are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Typically candidates are 18 or older.
Epione of Los Angeles strives to offer the best medical treatment options available for every individual that is seeking treatment. Cheek implants can offer significant before & after results, that are permanent. If you desire a treatment that can also offer reversible options, please speak with your physician regarding those concerns.
At the consultation visit the physician will outline the exact placement of the cheek implants. If you have anxiety regarding discomfort during the procedure, please discuss these concerns with the physician prior to surgery. It is very normal to experience anxiety regarding pending surgical procedures. It is best to speak with the surgeon, and often with a deeper understanding of how they address pain management, fears can be diminished.
After a cheek implants surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. Occasionally, a small drainage tube may be inserted beneath the skin for a couple of days to prevent fluid build-up. In order to control swelling and to help your skin better fit its new contours, you may be fitted with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. Don’t expect to look or feel great right after surgery. Even though the newer techniques are believed to reduce some post-operative discomforts, you may still experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding and temporary numbness. Pain can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon, though you may still feel stiff and sore for a few days. It is normal to feel a bit depressed in the days or weeks following surgery. However, this feeling will subside as you begin to look and feel better.
Typically individuals experience temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness. For a majority of individuals, most swelling and bruising diminish anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. This results in a more normal appearance.
The risks of cheek implants are shifting or imprecise positioning of implants, infection around the implants (thus requiring a second operation or actual removal of implant), and excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around the artificial implants (“capsular contracture”) which can cause an unnatural shape.
Any activity that could jar or bump face should not occur for at least 6 weeks or more after surgery. It is important to not rush recovery and follow the guidelines to ensure correct healing. When individuals are seeking that dramatic result of cheek implants before & after it is important to understand that recovery is an important time of healing.
Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for cheek implant surgery. These instructions will include guidelines on eating, drinking, smoking, taking (or avoiding) vitamins, and iron tablets as well as certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your surgery may have to be postponed. Though rare, your doctor may recommend that you have blood drawn ahead of time in case it is needed during surgery. While you are making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and, if needed, to help you at home for a day or two. For individuals that have struggled with certain aspects regarding their facial features there are many options available to correct these areas of concern. Please call for a private consultation to discuss what procedure is personally best for you.
Cheek Implant Testimonials
“I used to look like I was all neck, and my face was looking less youthful. I love my new profile. I was surprised to see how quickly it was all done. I had my procedure done on a Friday, and was back to work the next Monday. My chin and cheeks look great.”
— Rebecca M.; Los Angeles, CA