Cheek implants make the cheeks look higher and fuller and create a nice symmetrical look for the face. The procedure is popular for both sexes and is often carried out on patients who need reconstructive surgery.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes 2 hours per implant. Your surgeon will make a small incision either in the mouth or under the lower eye. The implants are then put in place and positioned as necessary. The implants are made of silicone or sometimes tissue from another part of your body is used.
CHEEK IMPLANTS Q & A’S
Q: Will my face swell up?
You may experience some swelling around the area which is natural given the nature of the surgery, this should dissipate within 2-3 weeks.
Q: Will I have scars?
It depends on the surgery, this can be discussed at your consultation.
Q: Is it going to affect my speech?
No, the surgery shouldn’t affect your speech, however you may have some swelling which may cause some discomfort when speaking.