Cheek Augmentation

Definition - What does Cheek Augmentation mean?

Cheek augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses fat grafting, implants or dermal fillers. Today, many women who hope to have relatively prominent cheekbones consider this option to achieve the desired effect. Cheek augmentation can also refer to augmentation of the mid-face area if it has a particularly sunken appearance, but this type of cheek augmentation is less commonly requested.

TheConsultation explains Cheek Augmentation

Enhancing the appearance of the cheekbones or filling the mid-face area can be achieved with surgical techniques, or patients can choose a non-surgical option. Dermal fillers, or harvested fat, can be injected into the area. This will make a subtle difference, but the effects will not be permanent. However, many cosmetic surgeons say that dermal fillers allow for sufficient re-sculpting of the face to satisfy their clients. For more dramatic, permanent results, a surgical intervention, in which implants are inserted, can help to achieve the desired outcome.

The cosmetic surgeon will perform the implant surgical procedure under general anesthesia. He or she will make incisions inside the mouth so that there is no visible scarring, and will then slip the implant into place through the incision. Implants are either made of solid silicone or Gore-Tex, a high-density porous polyethylene material. Surgeons say that this is a low-risk procedure with only a small chance of infection during recovery.

People opting for surgical implants will need one to two weeks of rest, but dermal fillers don’t usually require any downtime. Surgical cheek augmentation is often carried out at the same time as other cosmetic surgery interventions, such as facelifts.

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