The Cheek Augmentation Procedure
By Peter Brownrigg on July 27, 2011
When you look at the biggest celebrities all over the world, you probably notice their physiques, their smiles, their hair, their eyes, and the great bloom of their faces under the bright lights of runways and red carpets. One facial feature that goes a long way to enhancing the overall appearance of the face is the cheek area. Great-looking cheek bones can really add to the definition, beauty, and overall allure of a person’s features.
When you meet with Ottawa plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Brownrigg, he will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for cheek implants. By undergoing cheek augmentation, you’ll be able to add real definition and glow to your appearance in a relatively subtle way. Let’s take a moment right now to examine the cheek augmentation procedure so you have a good idea of what to expect.
The first step of the procedure is to determine if other facial plastic surgery treatments will be used in conjunction with cheek implants. This is an important consideration as the incisions for the surgery may be determined by other surgeries. If you were getting a facelift as well as check implants, for instance, the incisions used during a facelift would be used to insert the cheek implants. If you are only getting cheek implants alone, these will be placed through incisions that are located inside a patient’s mouth or through small incisions made in the patient’s lower eyelids. Dr. Brownrigg will determine the best option for your needs.
The Ottawa facial implants themselves are made of safe synthetic materials. They come in various shapes and sizes to meet the different needs of patients. Since every patient’s face is different and everyone’s aesthetic goals vary, Dr. Brownrigg will use his expertise to determine the best possible facial implant shapes and sizes to satisfy your goals.
Cheek implant surgery will be performed under general anesthesia. The total duration of your surgery will vary, particularly if you are getting cheek implants with another facial rejuvenation surgery. After surgery, you will likely experience some discomfort and swelling in the face. You will be asked to visit the office at a later date for a follow-up appointment to see how you are progressing.
Generally, it’s important that you avoid strenuous activities after you undergo cheek augmentation surgery and that you get a lot of rest. Any swelling that you have can be managed through the use of cold compresses and discomfort can be dealt with using pain relievers. We’ll be able to give you more detailed instructions for post-operative care during a consultation at our practice.
Please note that it is a good idea to follow all of our pre-operative and post-operative care instructions. This is a good way to prevent adverse side effects and complications from occurring down the road.
If you would like to learn more about cheek implants and all of your options for facial rejuvenation surgery, contact our Ottawa cosmetic surgery practice today. Dr. Brownrigg and our entire team look forward to discussing all of your aesthetic goals with you in greater detail.
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