When it comes to parts of the body that can really add an extra dimension to your appearance, you need to consider the cheekbones. Indeed, prominent or nicely defined cheekbones can give your face that appealing, sculpted, wonderful look that you have always wanted. Of course, not everyone is born with great cheekbones, but that’s why people visit the Bergen County plastic surgery practice of Dr. Small in order to get facial implants.
About Facial Implants and Facial Plastic Surgery
Facial implants have been used in plastic surgery for years and have been quite popular. While people often turn to non-surgical facial rejuvenation options like dermal fillers to add volume to various parts of the face, facial implants are a more permanent solution with great results. Implants are often placed for the cheekbones, the chin, and the lips to improve the fullness and contours of a person’s face.
Why get cheek implants?
One of the best reasons to get cheek implants is that great-looking cheekbones add a certain kind of glow to the face. People who have undergone cheek augmentation tend to look quite refreshed and vibrant, and the surgery’s results are often quite subtle and generally pleasing.
What to Expect Before Cheek Augmentation Surgery
When you visit with Bergen County plastic surgeon Dr. Small, he’ll go over all the matters related to pre-surgical and post-surgical care in more detail, but here’s a brief rundown of what to expect.
First of all, you’ll be asked to refrain from smoking and drinking a few weeks before surgery. Both of these can affect your healing time, so it’s best that you quit for the sake of comfort and recovery time. (You’ll also need to refrain from smoking and drinking for a bit after surgery as well.)
Be sure to wash your face the day of your surgery and that you not wear make-up to the surgery. Arrange for transportation to and from surgery and wear clothes that are loose and comfortable to the surgery itself.
The Cheek Augmentation Procedure
The cheek augmentation surgery procedure will vary from patient to patient, particularly if it is performed in combination with other surgeries. Whatever the case may be, the basics of surgery will involve the insertion of facial implants into the cheek area. If you are undergoing Bergen County rhinoplasty (nose job) or a facelift, those incisions will be used to place the cheek implants. Should the surgery be performed alone, the cheek implants will be placed through incisions made inside the mouth or in the lower eyelid area.
Recovering from Cheek Augmentation Surgery
It’s important that patients get a lot of rest after cheek augmentation surgery and that they remain well hydrated and keep their heads elevated. Any pain or swelling can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Most importantly, however, is that patients avoid any activities that are strenuous or might place undue pressure on the head. A follow-up surgery is normal within the first week of the surgery.
Schedule a Consultation for Facial Plastic Surgery
To learn more about cheek augmentation and other options for effective facial plastic surgery, be sure to contact our Paramus, New Jersey plastic surgery practice today.