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Cheek Implant and Cheek Plastic Surgery in Thailand

Cheek Augmentation Preparation, Procedures and Post-Op Care

Cheek Implant Preparation, Procedures and Post-Op Care

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 in Thailand?

Cheek Implant procedure or Cheek Augmentation is a highly individualized cosmetic surgery. 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, plastic surgeons may ask the patients to:

  • Consult with a surgeon to discuss the goal and procedure (e.g. what they want out of cheekbone implants? What do they hope to achieve from the cosmetic surgery?)
  • 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 Procedure

  • 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

Questions To Ask Plastic Surgeons Before Getting Cheek Augmentation in Thailand

Dedicated plastic surgeons will take care to answer every question that a patient may pose before and after performing plastic surgery. It is often advised for a patient to list the questions on a paper in advance of the consultation.
Some key questions to ask before getting cheek implants in Thailand include:

  • Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
  • Have you experienced performing other types of facial procedures, such as chin augmentation and neck lift surgery?
  • Are my expectations for cheek implant surgery realistic?
  • Will I be given general anesthesia or local anesthesia during the procedure?
  • Does the procedure conform to international standards?
  • Will I need to stop drinking alcoholic beverages prior to the cosmetic surgery?
  • When do I need to return to the Bangkok plastic surgery clinic following the procedure?
  • In case of emergencies, should I go straight to the cosmetic surgery center?
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