Cheek augmentation is one of the cosmetic surgical procedures that aim at addressing the cheeks of the person’s face. To augment the cheeks the doctor may place a solid implant over the cheekbone. There are lots of people who are enhancing their cheeks using this procedure; however, before you make up your mind, it’s critical you be aware of some important information. Doing adequate homework/consultation will help you understand more about this cosmetic surgery. Below are some of the questions to ask prior undertaking this surgery.
How long does the procedure take?
In most cases, this procedure takes about an hour but will depend on your treatment plan. On the other hand, injectable takes about 15-30 minutes. Ask your surgeon about different treatment plans offered. A good surgeon should explain each in detail and help you chose the best.
How long will Cheek augmentation take to heal?
Cheek augmentation surgery takes few days to one week to recover. Talk to your doctor about recovery time before you embark on any activities that may have an impact.
Implants types used for cheek augmentation
Cheek augmentation is a surgery where a solid implant is placed over the cheekbone. These implants are made of biocompatible, synthetic materials which are safe to be inserted in human cheek and achieve enhancement results. The best part, these enhancements can be removed if you would like a reverse in future.
Will there be scarring after the surgery
If it is with the injection, there are no marks that will be left but non-surgical cheek augmentation may leave a temporary mark at the point of incision. For surgical cheek augmentations, patients may experience scarring inside the mouth where the incision was made (limited inside the mouth) but, with no external visible scars.
Should I get augmentation, fillers or fat transfers?
There are several options for filling or augmenting the cheek area. This option includes; semi-permanent fillers, temporary fillers, and permanent fillers like cheek implants or fat transfer. Each alternative has merits and limitations which you should discuss during the consultation. Also, discuss which procedure will suit you and your goals.
How long do fillers last in the cheek?
There are temporary fillers, semi-temporary and permanent implants. Temporary fillers last about a year, semi-temporary fillers will last a couple of years and permanent solutions like implants or fat transfer are permanent and will last forever. In most cases, Sculptra and Voluma are fillers often used. Voluma lasts for two years while Sculptra can last for two to three years after three or four treatments.
Where are fats used in Cheek augment harvested?
Fats used for transfer are extracted/ harvested from the abdomen. This, however, does not change the look and appearance of the abdomen.
These are not all the questions. If you have other questions that you feel are vital to the process, share with us in the comments section below. Take your time, do your homework effective, get a reputable surgeon and the results will be astonishing.