This cosmetic surgery procedure can provide natural-looking, subtle cheek tissue and cheekbone curves, should a patient desire a more prominent cheek contour. This lack of definition may be due to aging or inherited characteristic. Additional plastic surgery procedures that may enhance cheek implant results are other facial cosmetic procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), forehead lift, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), and chin augmentation.
Better face and contour and cheek bone definition
During the cheek implant procedure, Dr. Henry will make a small incision in one of three places: inside the upper lip, in the lower eyelid, or along the hairline. A biologically correct, pre-shaped implant will then be inserted next to the cheekbone. The normal tissues that surround the cheek implant will hold it in place. Prospective patients can discuss their incision options with Dr. Henry during the time of the consultation.
Cheek implant surgery is an outpatient procedure, and performed with the patient under local or general anesthesia. Post-op dressings are not required following the cheek implant procedure. Initial swelling is normal and moderate; it will gradually disappear over one to two months. Any mild to moderate discomfort can be controlled with prescribed oral medication. Sutures should dissolve or be removed within four to 10 days, depending on the location of the incisions.
For more information on cheek implants in San Francisco and the Bay area, contact Dr. Kimberly A. Henry’s offices in Davis, Greenbrae, and Petaluma.