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Cheek Augmentation

Facial Surgery - Thailand Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Cheek Implant / Cheek Augmentation Surgery in Bangkok, Thailand

In many cultures, people with high cheekbones are often considered attractive and beautiful. Many surgeons offer Cheek Implants or Cheek Augmentation to enhance a patient’s cheekbones, making their faces look beautiful and youthful. 

There are many techniques and materials used in Cheek Augmentation surgery, including:
  • Silicone
  • Gore-tex (e-PTFE)
  • Medpor
  • Alloderm
  • PMMA (Customized Implant)
  • Filler

Who is a good candidate for Cheek Augmentation? 

Cheek Implant or Cheek Augmentation is a highly individualized cosmetic procedure. It can be life-changing for patients who are self-conscious about their cheeks. 

In general, a good candidate for Cheek Augmentation surgery is:
  • A patient who is physically healthy
  • A patient with stable weight
  • Someone with realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Non-smoker
  • A patient at an age where facial growth is complete

How to prepare for Cheek Implant surgery?

In preparation for Cheek Augmentation, a patient may be asked to:
  • Consult with a surgeon to discuss the goal and procedure
  • Discuss medical history with the surgeon
  • Complete and pass a physical examination and lab tests
  • Avoid Aspirin or herbal supplements to prevent increased bleeding
  • Stop smoking at least two weeks before and after the surgery
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol at least two weeks before and after the surgery

Cheek Augmentation ProcedureHow to prepare for Cheek Implant surgery?

In preparation for Cheek Augmentation, a patient may be asked to:
  • Anesthesia The surgeon will administer medication through local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia.
  • Incision The surgeon will make different incisions, inside or outside the mouth, depending on the technique to be used. 

  • Closing The surgeon will use sutures, skin adhesives, or tapes to close the incision. 

Post-operative care

After Cheek Implant surgery, the doctor may apply gauze dressings or bandages to the incisions. Patients could also be placed on a liquid diet or required to use a special mouth rinse, depending on the technique used. 

Other things that patients may be asked to do after Cheek Augmentation surgery include:

  • Patients should elevate their heads for a few days after surgery to minimize the swelling.
  • Using a facial bandage
  • Eat a soft diet
  • Use mouthwash to prevent infection
  • Attend all follow-up consultations

Risks and complications

While rare, the possible risks of Cheek Augmentation include:
  • Swelling
  • Blindness
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma or bruising
  • Infections from the surgical wounds or implants
  • Slow to poor healing
  • Pain (use pain medications or cold compress)
  • Numbness or changes in skin sensation
  • Asymmetry
  • Fat necrosis
  • Displacement of implant
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Scarring
  • Tissue necrosis
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fatty cysts
  • Lumpiness
  • Skin discoloration
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