CHEEK IMPLANTS

INTRODUCTION:

Cheek Implants lift and enhance the cheeks that have become rather flattened with age as fatty tissues shrink and droop. The rejuvenation can be dramatic with the extra benefit of smoothing some of the deep expression lines of the lower eyelids. The appearance is much more youthful. Unlike the Facelift, the cheek lift with implants is permanent.

REASONS FOR SURGERY:

Dr Wallace recommends Cheek Implants for the following reasons:

RISKS OF SURGERY:

This surgery is associated with a very low risk of complications. The specific risks of Cheek Implants of which you should be aware are:

ANAESTHESIA:

General Anaesthesia is the routine for this operation. Anaesthetic sleep time is approximately 60 minutes followed by 45 minutes in the Recovery Room.

THE OPERATION:

Dr. Wallace performs Cheek Implants via an incision above the teeth on each side. He creates a pocket for the implant to lie against the cheekbone and fixes it in place with a single titanium screw. Dissolving stitches close the incisions and no dressings are required.

AFTER SURGERY:

Ice packs are important to prevent bleeding and limit the swelling and bruising. Paracetamol with Codeine is usually sufficient for pain control. Most patients do not stay in hospital but go home the same day. Dr Wallace arranges an office appointment for a few days post-op.

COMBINED OPERATIONS:

Cheek Implant surgery with Facelift, Blepharoplasty, Browlift, Rhinoplasty or Laser Resurfacing will achieve a greater overall rejuvenation.

RESULTS:

The rejuvenation of the cheeks after Cheek Implants is usually dramatically pleasing