A cheek enhancement is a timeless procedure intended to enhance cheeks. It gives mid-face volume, fullness and a defined structure making you look youthful, lean and toned. Cheek implant surgery is being used since 1956 for efficient and safe cosmetic enhancement and providing aesthetic improvement.
Cheek implant can be done as a single treatment or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or facelift. Sometimes, it is done in conjunction with a jaw implant or chin implant to fill the facial profile.
The first step is the selection of implant of right shape and size fitting your cheek anatomy. The Implant may be made up of silicone or other biocompatible material. Surgery is done in two ways. The surgeon may make a small (About 1cm) incision in the back of your mouth where gums and cheek meet, or the incision is made beneath the lower eyelash. A pocket is formed for the implant and surgeon secures implant within the pocket affixing it to the soft tissue or bone. The positioning of the implant depends on its type. Finally, the incision is closed with sutures
During the first few days after an injection, you should avoid sleeping on your cheeks. Try to sleep facing up, flat on your back. You may also want to avoid strenuous exercise until the filler has completely taken its shape, 48 hours after the injection procedure.
Avoid touching your face, and keep your face clean and dry as much as possible until the risk of infection has passed.