What is Cheek Implants?

Cheek Implants Thailand, also sometimes called Cheek Augmentation, are inserted to enhance cheekbones or to make the cheeks fuller. Like other types of plastic surgery procedures, cheek augmentation can make your face appear more youthful or balance your facial features, making you feel more attractive.

How is the Cheek Implants procedure performed?

A small incision is then made on the inside of the lip quite high up, right over the area where the cheek implants will be inserted. The muscles and soft tissue of the cheeks are elevated and the implant is placed directly against the bone. Sutures go through the implants, come out through the skin are tied over a bolster. This prevents the implant from being able to move after insertion and allows extra compression over the implant helping to minimise swelling. Dissolving sutures can be used inside the mouth, but often they are so high up that a patients tongue cannot even feel the stitches.

Cheek Implants Thailand usually performs under twilight sedation. The procedure takes approximately one hour if done as a stand-alone procedure.

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What result can I expect?

The implants do give an immediate result, however it takes some time for the swelling to subside completely. All implants can fracture as a result of normal activity or facial trauma. On occasion they can become infected. These problems after facial implant surgery are very uncommon. Most patients can expect a lifetime of improvement after facial implant surgery.

How is Cheek Implants recovery?

After Cheek Implants in Thailand, there will be some swelling and mild bruising. It’s likely that your plastic surgeon will provide you pain medication for a couple of days after the surgery. You will also probably need to limit some activities for a few weeks. You can usually return to work and other normal activities within a week.

How is after care for Cheek Implants surgery?

After the bolsters and stitches coming through the cheek are removed, there is really minimal post –op care. Perhaps rinsing the mouth with salt water to keep the dissolving sutures clean is useful but they rapidly dissolve.

Washing with the antiseptic body wash, using an antiseptic mouthwash prevents infection plus we give you antibiotics in the drip and to go home with for five days. The sutures prevent malposition of the implant. Occasionally a slight inequality of implant position can occur and this may result in the need for a procedure to correct one side.

What do I need to do to prepare for Cheek Implants surgery?

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

What are the risks involved with Cheek Implants?

Contour abnormalities can occur if implants shift or become malpositioned. Extrusion of implants is rare but can be caused by excessive trauma or infection

You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your board-certified plastic surgeon, both before and after your facial implant surgery.