Cheek Implants (Cheek Augmentation Surgery)
Cheek Implants can have a dramatic effect on the appearance, creating a more
chiseled-looking bone structure, where the cheeks lacked definition.
An increasingly popular surgical procedure, cheek implants are often combined with
Chin Augmentation or Rhinoplasty, for the maximum results. A fairly ordinary face can become
quite striking in appearance after cheek implant surgery, so it is not surprisingly becoming especially common
amongst actors and actresses, models and other people whose income is based on appearance.
Obviously, Cheek Implant surgery does not come cheap, and those of us who do not have unlimited finances are
often choosing to travel abroad for this type of surgery, finding that for various reasons, the cost for cheek
implants can be much more affordable if you are prepared to consider cosmetic surgery abroad.
Typical overseas destinations in Europe for cheaper Cheek Implant surgery are Poland, the Czech
Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Belgium,
while popular countries for US residents include Costa Rica,
Panama and Columbia.
Medical tourists prepared to venture a little further for affordable Cheek Implants can also find excellent
savings in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore,
India and the Philippines.
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FAQs About Cheek Implants & Cheek Augmentation Surgery
Can I benefit from Cheek Implant surgery?
How is Cheek Implant Surgery Performed?
Can I combine
Cheek Implant surgery with other procedures, such as Chin Augmentation?
How long does it take to recover from
getting Cheek Implants
What are the risks involved with getting
How much do Cheek Implants Cost?
If you feel that your face could benefit from the greater definition that high cheek bones can give, then, yes,
cheek implants may be a good option for you. Cheek implants can add balance to the facial features, and also
increase the symmetry of the face. In general, women will benefit more from a softer-looking implant, while men
tend to benefit most from cheek implants that create a more angular, masculine appearance.
You shouldn't really consider cheek implants if you are under eighteen, as you will probably still have some
puppy fat, so let your face develop fully before getting cheek augmentation surgery.
Cheek implant surgery will be performed on you while you are under a general anaesthetic. Cheek implants can be
made from either synthetic materials such as solid silicone or Gore Tex, or from bone donations from the patient
getting the cheek implants. Solid silicone does not have the disadvantages of silicone gel, in that leaking is not
a risk, and is well-tolerated by the body. Gore Tex cheek implants are porous, which means that the surrounding
tissue can grow into the implant. This can be regarded both as a benefit and a disadvantage, because while it means
that the implant becomes very strong, removing the implant can be problematic if the need arises.
Once the type of cheek implant has been chosen, if must be decided how it will be inserted. Because the cheek
area is so visible, it is important to consider how to cause the least scarring possible. Often, the implant is
inserted from inside the mouth, and so will not leave any visible scarring. The implant can also be inserted
through the eyelid, or if the cheek implant surgery is being combined with face lift surgery, the implant can be
inserted from inside the skin that is being lifted.
Generally, the whole cheek implant procedure takes about one hour, although this may vary.
Yes, Cheek implants are very commonly combined with other cosmetic procedures. Chin Augmentation, Rhinoplasty,
Face Lift and Eyelid surgery are all frequently combined with cheek implant surgery.
In fact, while we do not generally recommend combining procedures, due to the increase in risk, where the
cosmetic procedures are related, such as in this case, it can be a good idea, as the same incisions can be used for
the different surgeries.
After around ten days after the cheek implants are inserted, stitches can be removed, unless the surgeon has
used the dissolvable type. There will be soreness, bruising and swelling around the cheek area which will subside
within about a month or so. Recovery speed is also dependant on following the surgeon's advice.
It is fine to return to work a week after getting your cheek implants done, but you should avoid strenuous
activities for three weeks after surgery.
As with all surgery, getting cheek implants does carry some risk of complications. Problems that are specific to
cheek implant surgery are a possible rejection of the implants, plus with intra-oral implants, a slightly higher
risk of infection. To minimise the chance of infection, it is vital that you follow the advice of your cheek
implant surgeon. For more general risks, read Risks of Cosmetic
However, the main risk with cheek implants is bad judgement regarding the shape and size of the implants. This
is the Number One cause of cheek implants being removed. For this reason, it is vital that you and your surgeon
discuss fully the results you would like from your cheek augmentation surgery.
The price for cheek implants varies from $4,000 to $8,000 in the US, and becomes more expensive the more
experienced and skilled your surgeon is.
Getting cheek implant surgery abroad does mean that it becomes possible to reduce your costs and pay
significantly less, but you must make sure that the overseas surgeons work to the same high standards you would
expect at home. Using a reputable referral service can help eliminate some of this worry, as the clinics should be
vetted for quality, reputation and experience in the area of cheek surgery.
The cost for cheek implants in Costa Rica, where there are some very talented cosmetic surgeons, is around
$2,000, and the price is similar in Mexico, Singapore, and the Dominican Republic.
Cheaper prices are also readily available in Europe, with Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Belgium all
being top choices in terms of quality and price.
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