High cheekbones are a sing of beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with that look. The procedure consists of placing a synthetic implant over the natural cheekbone. Implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes so that the cosmetic surgeon can select the proper one for each patient. Men also frequently seek this operation is frequently combined with other cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty or face lift. Additionally, it is frequently combined with chin augmentation.
HOW IS A CHEEK BONE AUGMENTAION PERFORMED?
A small incision is made inside the mouth in the crease above the upper lip. A sterile implant, similar to the consistency of the natural cheekbone, is placed over the natural cheekbone to increase its projection. The implant is secured and the incision is sutured closed.
These procedures can be performed with either a local or general anesthetic, depending on the preferences of the surgeon and patient. The operations can be performed in the hospital or in an outpatient surgical suite.
HOW WILL I LOOK AFTER?
Some swelling and bruising can be expected and usually subsides within the first two weeks. A tape of elastic dressing may be recommended for a period of time. Mild discomfort is usually easily controlled with medications prescribed by your cosmetic surgeon.
After healing, the skin drapes smoothly over the implants. The implants themselves conform to the bone and usually, are undetectable. The added projection of the chin should result in significant improvement which is especially apparent in profile. The cheekbones can be expected to mimic natural high cheekbones.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
In rare circumstances, an implant may have to be removed or changed due to unexpected problems. This can usually be done with little difficulty. Occasionally, there may be numbness from the surgery. There are risks in any surgical procedure. You should discuss all the benefit s and risks with your cosmetic surgeon.
Fees vary from lone geographic area to another. Your doctor and staff will discuss all financial arrangement with you prior to surgery. This brochure is only intended as an introduction to this procedure. It should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed and should not be construed to guarantee the result.