Cheek Bone Augmentation
This surgery is predominantly performed to correct deformities caused by injury or birth defects, or to improve facial asymmetry.
The operation entails inserting a specific implant through a small incision made via the mouth (above the teeth, within the fold where the upper lip meets the gum). The result is an incision that heals with no external scarring or prolonged discomfort. A small tunnel is then created beneath the tissues of the cheek and the underlying bone. The implant is inserted over the natural cheekbone. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures, avoiding the need for future removal.
Risks and Complications
Although rare, surgical procedures can encounter complications.
- Nerve damage
Standard hospital procedure requires that your surgeon perform laboratory investigations and/or diagnostic examinations to ensure that you are fit for surgery, prior to hospital admission and surgery.
Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
Back to work: client discretion
More strenuous activity: three to four weeks
Scars will fade: within the year
Note: This information acts as a guide to your possible treatment. Your individual concerns and specific medical history will need to be shared and discussed with your surgeon during your initial consultation.