Well sculpted firm cheeks which are neither hollow nor too full are attractive. Prominent cheek bones are considered beautiful. Cheek bones may be underdeveloped in some persons. Some others have hollow cheeks or oversized puffy cheeks making them look fat. These problems can be addressed with cheek implants, fat injection and fat removal respectively.
Silicone/medpore malar implants can be placed on the cheekbones to make the cheek bones prominent.
- Anaesthesia: General
- Duration of Surgery: 1 hour
- Where: Operation theatre
- Hospital Stay: Daycare surgery
- Stitches: Absorbable, inside mouth
- Recovery: Cheeks swollen for 1-2 weeks. Back to work in one week
- How is it Done: Through small cuts inside mouth a silicon implants are placed on the cheek bone, under the skin and muscle.
Fat from one’s own body can be removed in syringes and injected into cheeks to make them fuller in the procedure called fat injection.
Cheek Fat Removal
If the cheeks are too full they can be the deep fat from cheeks can be removed from a cut inside the cheek. Superficial fat can be removed by liposuction. It can be done under local anaesthesia.
Frequently Asked Questions – Cheek (Implants) Surgery
Are implants safe?
Silicon implants are safe and are compatible with human body.
How long does the result last?
Result is permanent.
What are the possible risks?
Uncommon risks are- hematoma (collection of blood), seroma (fluid collection), infection, implant displacement, asymmetry, implant extrusion, temporary numbness.
If I do not like the implant can it be removed safely or can the size be changed?
Yes. Implant can be removed easily and replaced if needed.
Are there other ways of making cheek prominent?
Fat injection can also make cheeks prominent.
Can cheek implant be combined with other facial surgeries?