Popularly referred to as a “Cheeck Implants”
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What is a Cheek Augmentation?
Cheek augmentation can be described as an umbrella word that describes any procedure that fills in cheeks to enhance facial contours and restore volume. It is also a way to improve facial symmetry after surgical reconstruction for cheekbone cancer or a fracture. The procedure is usually performed using cheek implants. Other alternatives include the transfer of facial fat (also a form of surgical cosmetics) as well as injectable fillers.
The purpose for cheek enhancement is adding an extra volume, or lift in the cheeks. Some people are frustrated by their cheeks shrinking in volume or even shrinking, as they age. Many people don't achieve the volume they desire in their cheeks, and are irritated by cheeks that appear thin or flat.
Cheek augmentation can be a highly individual procedure that is highly individual. It could be a life-changing procedure for patients who feel embarrassed about their cheeks. The procedure must be performed to yourself and not for anyone else or to conform to any type of idealized image.
You might be a suitable cheek augmentation candidate ifyou:
- You're physically fit and you are at a steady weight
- You've got realistic expectations
- You are a non-smoker
- You're bothered by the look of your cheeks
- Your cheeks are flat, thin, or sagging
If you're thinking about having surgery, take some time looking over cheek augmentation pictures and knowing what you can anticipate during recovery. It is helpful to prepare ahead of time so that patients set realistic expectations and an easier recovery.
To prepare your cheeks for augmentation surgery, you might be required to:
- Take a test at the lab or get an evaluation of your medical condition.
- You should take certain medications or modify your current medication
- Stop smoking
- Do not take aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements since they may increase the risk of bleeding.
Cheek augmentation is usually performed in an ambulatory hospital, licensed surgery center, or an in-office procedure room. It is performed using one of three methods: general anesthesia, intravenous sedation , or local anesthesia. If the procedure is done with the general anesthesia method or via intravenous sedate, make sure you have someone to transport you to and back from surgery and stay with you until at least the initial night after surgery.
After the cheek augmentation procedure gauze dressings or bandages could be applied to the incisions. A compression or elastic bandage garment can reduce swelling and help support the cheeks during healing after surgery. You may also not be wearing any bandages or dressings. If there are cheek implants implanted through an incision in your mouth could be put on a diet that is liquid and/or offered specific mouth rinses.
You will receive specific instructions which may include:
- What should you do to take care of the surgical site(s) following your surgery
- Medicines to apply or take orally to speed healing and decrease the chance of contracting an infection
- Particular concerns to be aware of on the surgical site or in general health
- When to see the plastic surgeon you have chosen to consult with.
The end-to-end results of cheek augmentation procedures can be initially hidden due to swelling. If your cheeks have been enlarged by fat transfer, the outcomes will depend on the amount of fat implanted into your cheeks, and the amount of fat you have retained in your body. It is determined by various aspects, such as surgical method and your body's metabolism. If implants for the cheeks are made of solid utilized, then the final outcome is more likely to be likely to be predictable.
The application of medicine and surgery is not a scientific method. While it is expected to achieve good results however, there is no assurance. In certain situations it may not be possible to get optimal results in one surgical procedure, and another procedure might be needed. Certain patients may "touch up' their results with injectable fillers, rather than going back into the surgery room.
If you return home, if there is breathing problems and chest pains, or erratic heartbeats, you should get medical attention right away. If any of these issues occur, you could require hospitalization as well as additional treatments.