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Cheek Augmentation

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Cheek Augmentation

What is Cheek Augmentation?

During cheek augmentation, the face is reshaped with the use of either fatty tissue or silicone implants being inserted into the cheeks.

Also Known As:

  • Malarplasty
  • Cheek implant surgery
  • Cheek surgery
  • Facial surgery

Conditions Treated with Cheek Augmentation:

Cheek augmentation may be used to treat sagging skin or bone loss that occurs as a result of an injury. It can also be utilized when the fat pads in the cheeks diminish due to age.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Cheek Augmentation:

Anti-aging skincare products may be used as a non-surgical alternative to cheek augmentation. There are no comparable surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Cheek Augmentation:

Cheek augmentation is typically performed with a local anesthetic. Sometimes, general anesthesia is used, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Cheek Augmentation:

Possible risks of cheek augmentation include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible to experience bruising, swelling, or scarring following the procedure. In some cases, the implants that are used become displaced or the body rejects the implant.

Prognosis after Cheek Augmentation:

The prognosis for a positive end result following cheek augmentation is good.

Recovery from Cheek Augmentation:

The total recovery time for cheek augmentation is three to four weeks.

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