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Cheek Augmentation Miami When a person grows older, the cheek becomes weaker and loses firmness. The cheek becomes flat and loses its structure. Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is done to enhance the cheeks.

Benefits of cheek augmentation

  • Cheek augmentation helps to enhance the cheek and gives it a good structural look.
  • It makes the face appear more youthful and structurally balanced.
  • It makes the face more attractive.
  • It increases the confidence in women

Who is an ideal candidate for cheek augmentation?

  • Individuals with saggy cheeks
  • Individuals with flat cheeks
  • Individuals who want to give their cheeks better-structured appearance
  • Individuals who have lost cheek contour due to aging
  • Individuals who want to enhance their cheeks and look more attractive

Types of cheek implants

Some implants are made of silicone and can be removed. Other more natural implants are made of high-density porous polyethylene. These implants can integrate with the bone natural tissue and become a permanent part of the cheek structure. There are also injectable fillers whereby your own fat or soft tissues can be used.

There are 3 shapes of cheek implants. These include:

  • Malar – These are implants that are placed directly on the cheekbones. They help to provide higher cheek projection.
  • Submalar – These are implants placed on the mid-face to provide fuller cheeks. They help to make the cheek fuller.
  • Combined – The combined implant augments both the cheekbones and the cheeks. They perform the job of both the Malar and Submalar. They help to augment both the midface and cheekbones

How is cheek augmentation done?

Cheek augmentation is done by a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic specialist. Before the insertion of the implant, the surgeon will first administer general anesthesia or sedate you. This is to make you unconscious during the procedure so you don’t feel pains. The surgeon will then make an incision in your upper mouth area close to the top of the gum line. The surgeon will then slide the implants through the incision into small pockets created by the surgeon in the cheek tissue.Cheek Augmentation Miami

Apart from making incision an in your upper mouth area, the surgeon can also make an incision near your eye and slide the implant into place. However, making an incision close to the eye can create a visible scar. For this reason, making incision close to the upper part of the mouth is most preferred.

After the implant has been placed, the surgeon stitches the incision. The stitches can be removed after 10 days or they may dissolve into the body if they are placed inside the mouth.

The procedure takes about one to two hours to be completed.

After the procedure 

Recovery from this procedure usually takes about ten days. There may be some swelling and mild bruising after the surgery. You will likely be given medications for pains for some days. You will need to limit yourself from any strenuous activities for a few weeks. You will most likely be able to return to work after or within a week of the surgery.

Risks and complications

Though rare in occurrence, there are some risks and complications that can happen after undergoing cheek augmentation. The risks and complications that may occur include:

  • Risk of an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used
  • Infection that can be treated with antibiotics
  • Shifting that causes asymmetry of the two sides of the cheeks
  • Post-operative bleeding
  • Formation of the blood clot
  • Severe swelling
  • Temporary loss of sensation
  • Scarring

Cost of undergoing cheek augmentation

The cost of undergoing a cheek augmentation varies depending on the clinic, facilities, surgeon, and location. The fee for the cheek surgery itself varies. It generally ranges from $2,000 to $3,000.

Other additional related expenses such as lab fees for blood tests, x-rays, and other associated costs also make up the total cost. In addition to all related expenses to be made, the total cost of cheek augmentation can range from $2,400 to $5,000.

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