What are Cheek Implants?
Cheek implants are artificial enhancements used to make the cheeks look fuller and higher. Interestingly a lot of patients come to us for consultation for Rhinoplasty, when actually it is a recessed cheek or chin that makes the nose appear large. It is a popular procedure with both men and women who desire more definition to their cheeks and for anyone who has experienced facial injuries and require cheek reconstruction.
With Cheek Implant Surgery for Men, the surgeon will make an incision either beneath the lower eyelash or inside the mouth through which the implant will be placed. The exact area to be augmented depends upon the individual's facial structure, and where on the cheekbone the implant will have the best effect. The incisions are most often made in the mouth.
What results can I expect?
Reduces wrinkles around brow area
Lifts the hooding or sagging skin above the eyes
A brighter, fresher appearance created
Frequently Asked Questions about Cheek Implants
Who will do my initial consultation?
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon
What is the recovery time like?
Cheek Implants usually takes 1 to 2 hours and will require an overnight stay in hospital. You will need to take between 7 to 10 days off work to recover; the exact time will depend on the extent of the surgery.
You can experience some swelling and bruising around the cheeks, eyes and forehead which should subside after 1 week. You may have discomfort or itching or numbness after the procedure, your aftercare will be managed with the support of your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and River Medical Registered General Nurse to ensure you the safest and most comfortable recovery.
Your stitches will be removed 10 days after your surgery.
How should I prepare for my procedure?
There are a few elements to this: firstly your River Medical preparation will begin with your initial consultation with our Consultant Plastic Surgeon, you will also meet with one of our Registered General Nurses. They will both go through every aspect of the surgery and your recovery with you.
You will come in once more before your surgery to have a further comprehensive pre-operative assessment with your River Medical Registered General Nurse.
The Consultant Plastic Surgeon will be available to you right up until your surgery should you wish to see him again.
Why do you not have before and after pictures on the website?
Before and after pictures on websites can be misleading as they may not be patients of the surgeon who will be doing your Cheek Implants.
As every person wanting for Cheek Implants has completely different expectations, it is a much more valuable tool for your Consultant Plastic Surgeon to show pictures of not only Implants that he as actually done but also show you results you will be likely to receive.