As in all types of facial implant surgery, plastic surgeons use implants to enhance the contours of the face and create a more harmonious appearance. Cheek implant surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with a total facelift or other facial surgery, such as a forehead lift or eyelid surgery. In cases where the surgeon performs multiple facial implants or lifts, incisions to accommodate the cheek implants are made either inside the upper lip or lower eyelid. The implant is inserted in to the pocket formed by the incisions.
The duration and severity of post-operative side effects from cheek implant surgery depend largely on whether or not other cosmetic procedures were performed at the same time. Your ability to move our mouth and lips will be diminished temporarily, and it is important that you closely follow your surgeon’s instructions to optimize recovery and rehabilitation.