Cheek augmentation is an excellent plastic surgery procedure able to add definition to the cheek area and improve the facial contours. Miami cheek implants are soft silicone implants that come in a variety of shapes and are placed over the malar bone through a small incision made under the upper lip. This is a great procedure for anyone with poor cheek projection or weak malar prominence.
Dr. Richard Galitz performs cheek augmentation at his office-based surgical suite at Aventura Plastic Surgery in Aventura, Florida, or in a nearby outpatient facility. The surgery is commonly performed with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia and takes approximately forty-five minutes to complete. The incision is made under the upper lip on the right and left side. Through this incision, Dr. Galitz will elevate the tissues and create a pocket of sorts into which the cheek implant is precisely placed and positioned over the bone.
There is a one-week recovery after cheek augmentation. During this time, movement of the mouth and lips may be temporarily diminished. Dietary restrictions may be necessary to accommodate incisions made on the inside of the mouth. Some patients experience discomfort and this can be alleviated with pain medication. The stitches will dissolve on their own and need not be removed. Most patients can return to work after five days and to exercise and more strenuous activities after approximately ten days. As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with cheek augmentation and these may include implant asymmetry, infection and nerve injury. Selecting a Miami board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and skill can help to minimize your risk of complications and better ensure positive results.
If you are looking for more definition with your cheeks and are unsatisfied with your facial structure and you are looking for a permanent change then cheek implant surgery is your better option. This cosmetic procedure can give you lasting effects whereas cheek fillers, although effective, will eventually wear off and will need to be redone. Cheek filler injections tend to last anywhere from six months to two years and serve as a good alternative for people looking to mitigate the effects of aging and sagging cheek skin but who aren’t comfortable with the idea of having surgery. It is best to speak with a qualified plastic surgeon in your area whenever considering any type of cosmetic procedure. They can go over all your options and help you make the best decision for your health and face.
Contact an Experienced Miami Cheek Implant Surgeon Near You
If you’re thinking about getting cheek implants, please contact us for a personalized consultation. Dr. Galitz will provide you with a free digital preview of the final look after the treatment is done on you. Miami plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard M. Galitz, has decades of experience assisting clients like you. Give him a call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how he can help you get the profile you’ve always wanted.