Cheek Augmentation (Cheek Implants)
English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center offers cheek implants to patients in Little Rock, Arkansas, North Little Rock, Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, Jacksonville, Arkansas, Sherwood, Arkansas, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Fort Smith, Arkansas and surrounding areas.
What are Cheek Implants?
Cheek implants enhance the cheekbones and provide an appearance of elegance and youth. They can give a relatively flat mid face a more attractive contour. They often add a finishing touch and provide balance for those seeking better facial harmony. Although most of our Little Rock cheek augmentation patients are women, many men choose this surgery as well.
Recent improvements in surgical materials have resulted in a variety of sizes and shapes of implants. The implants are carefully designed to fit the skeletal form, resulting in a very natural appearance. All implants are composed of materials that have been found safe following many years of surgical use.
During the initial cheek implant consultation at his practice in Little Rock, Dr. English analyzes the face and discusses the patient's objectives. If surgery is indicated, the appropriate implant for each individual patient and for each cheek is selected. When the face is asymmetrical prior to surgery, some asymmetry may be present following the procedure.
While cheek implant surgery may be indicated as a solitary procedure, it is commonly combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance the overall outcome. Cheek implant surgery is frequently performed with facelift, eyelid surgery and/or nose surgery to achieve an optimum result.
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How is cheek implant surgery performed?
At the English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Little Rock, AR, cheek implant surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia with I.V. sedation as an outpatient procedure. The implant is inserted through a small incision made inside the mouth. Depending on the patient's profile, the implants are inserted at or below the natural cheekbone by creating a small tunnel underneath the upper lip. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures to avoid the need for removal. The procedure heals with no external scarring.
What is recovery like after this procedure?
Immediately following the surgery, the surgeon may apply a pressure bandage that is removed in the Little Rock office the next day. After the pressure bandage is removed, there may be tape and/or a bolster over the cheeks. These stay in place for one to three days and are removed at the next appointment.
Recovery is rapid although there may be mild to moderate discomfort that is controlled with oral medications. Chewing is limited immediately after cheek implant surgery and a liquid or soft food diet is required for several days. Some activities such as lifting and bending are limited for several days following the procedure. Facial expressions and movements are also restricted to prevent the implant from shifting. Pressure to the cheek areas should be avoided for four to six weeks.
Although the cheek areas are swollen initially and some bruising may occur, our cheek implant patients from Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff and other Arkansas communities reported that most of the swelling subsided in a few days. Numb and firm areas around the cheeks and mouth are common, but are self-limiting. Most patients return to work or resume normal activities within a few days after surgery.
I would like to find out more about cheek implants. What should I do next?
When you are ready to find out more about cheek implants, your next step is to make an appointment for a personal meeting about facial implants at Dr. English's practice in Little Rock. Call now to set up your initial consultation. There is absolutely no charge for the initial visit and you are under no obligation. Prepare all of your questions regarding cheek implants at the Little Rock surgery center so that Dr. English can answer them when you meet. Call today and make the first step for an improved and younger looking you. Call our office now and get the process started!
Dr. Jim English