Who can benefit from cheek enhancement surgery?
High, pronounced cheeks are an integral aspect of an attractive face. Both men and women in Southern California can benefit from cheek augmentation surgery, which creates a more dramatic, sophisticated look.
Cheek implants can have a major impact on the appearance and self-confidence of patients whose cheeks have thinned or sunken due to age or other causes. Implant sizes and shapes are tailored to each patient’s desired appearance. CLICK HERE to learn more about Otoplasty (Ear Surgery).
The cheek enhancement procedure is performed either on an outpatient basis at an ambulatory surgical care facility or in the hospital. Patients can typically go home the day of their surgery, but occasionally an overnight stay is recommended. We can recommend recovery facilities or home care if you would like additional private post-operative care in the days following surgery.
Cheek plastic surgery may be performed under general anesthesia, which is given by an expert anesthesiologist. These services will be provided by surgical facility where your surgery is performed, and the fee for this service will be billed separately.
Cheek enhancement can take one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.
If combined with another facial procedure such as a facelift, cheek implants will be inserted through the incisions made from that procedure. Otherwise, Dr. Agha may insert cheek implants through the upper lip or the lower eyelid.
The incisions are covered with light dressings, and stitches will be removed in 5 to 10 days. Initial discomfort subsides daily and can be controlled with oral medication. Scars will usually fade within a few months.
Some bruising and swelling may be present within the first week or so after cheek surgery. Most cheek surgery patients choose to return to work after the initial healing is complete in 5 to 10 days and sutures are removed. Residual bruising can typically be hidden with cosmetics until bruising completely fades.
The cheek enhancement procedure is unlikely to be covered by insurance.