Facial appearance depends not only on the quality of the skin, but also bony structure. Aesthetically pleasing facial forms take on the appearance of different sizes and shapes. The middle third of the face consists of the cheekbones and the upper jaw. By reshaping and augmenting the cheeks, one can improve the facial appearance. Sometimes cheek augmentation will be combined with other procedures to enhance the over all look.
The Cheek Augmentation Procedure
Cheek augmentation is performed with IV sedation. Incisions are placed above the upper teeth to expose the upper jaw and cheekbone region. Following this, placement of a cheek implant will be placed over the cheek area. Following the surgery a dressing will be placed. You will be instructed to apply ice to your face and keep your head elevated. Swelling will last approximately 10-12 days with possible bruising.