Augmentation or enlargement of the cheekbones using cheek implants is a fairly new trend in aesthetic surgery.
This surgery is usually undergone by individuals, very frequently men, who are dissatisfied with their facial characteristics. Indistinct or small cheekbones, due to which there is a lack of the required “sharp rugged characteristics, are considered a deficiency.
The cheek implants are made of plastic, which is inserted into the cheekbone area. We use one of the safest materials in the world at our clinic – MEDPOR (polyethylene material). Thanks to its porous structure it is easily stabilised and merges with the surrounding tissue, while simultaneously not causing any undesirable reactions of the tissue.
Who is this surgery intended for?
We recommend implants to clients who are dissatisfied with their facial characteristics. This frequently applies to men, who have a lack of bone or soft tissue in the area of their cheekbones.
When should this surgery be performed?
We recommend that this surgery is performed after the growth of the facial bones is complete. In women, this is usually between the 16th and 17th year. In men, the bones only finish growing after 18 years. Clients must be in good medical condition before this surgery.
What result should I expect?
The result of the surgery is practically immediate. Your face will look natural thanks to the careful work of our physicians.
How does the surgery proceed?
The surgery takes place under general anaesthesia. After preliminary evaluation of the size of the implant, an incision is made in the area approximately 3 – 4 cm above the incisors. The incision is approximately 4-5 cm long. The appropriate implant, can subsequently be suitably modified, is inserted into the area of the cheekbones through a sort of tunnel. There is no need to screw the implant or attach it otherwise because it is usually firmly seated in the cheekbone area.
How long will the hospital stay be?
One day of hospitalisation is required.
What can I expect after surgery?
You can expect some swelling and pain in the area of the implant immediately after the procedure, which will last 2-3 weeks. Clients are protected by a course of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication and pain medication for a period of 7 – 10 days.
The recommended period of convalescence is usually one week. We do not recommend any physical activity, including sports, for a period of 3 months post-op.
Thanks to the high-quality material the implant is made of, the surrounding tissue very quickly grows into the implant, thereby stabilising the implant and making it practically part of the client’s lower jaw. This means that the client does not feel any foreign item at the site of the implant. During the period throughout which the tissue grows into the implant (heals) we ask our clients to never touch or massage the implant because this could cause undesirable movement.
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