You may have a naturally weak or narrow cheek structure or perhaps lost cheek volume due to the ageing process where bone density and fat decreases and are looking to bring a more youthful appearance to your cheek area. Cheek implants can transform your cheeks and give you that look you desire.
You will have a consultation with your surgeon where you will discuss the reasons for choosing cosmetic surgery and the aesthetic result you are hoping for. It may be suggested that a cheek implant is carried out alongside other facial cosmetic procedures in order to give you the best outcome. The size and implant material will also be discussed with you.
The surgery involves a small incision being made inside your mouth where your cheek joins your upper gum area and you will have no visible scarring. As the implant is placed over your existing cheek bone it may be necessary for you to undergo a bone graft, usually taken from your hip, but you will be advised of this at your consultation.
Your surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, takes just over half an hour and you should be able to go home the same day from the hospital. You will be advised on the amount of time you will need to take off from work at your consultation as having a general anaesthetic will require a longer recovery time and factors such as additional procedures carried out during the same surgery will need to be considered. In the first couple of days following your surgery you need to rest and abstain from any daily duties. It might be worth organising alternative childcare arrangements for this period. Your swelling will begin to decrease after a week after which you can start to return to normal activities. At your follow-up appointment we will discuss your recovery, answer any questions you may have and ensure you leave us with all the necessary advice to ensure you look after your new cheek implants properly.
Cheeks implants do not have a set price. The price of your surgery is dependent on numerous factors such as any additional procedures undertaken at the same time and if you wish to stay over in hospital.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications. These will be discussed with you before any surgery takes place, along with your medical history and you will be provided with comprehensive information in relation to your specific procedure that you can take away and reflect over after your consultation. Don’t forget our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have.