Cheek Implants: Is it an Option for You?
Posted: Sep 15, 2017
To many, prominent cheekbones and fuller cheeks are standards for looking younger and more attractive. Hollow cheeks can make the face look older, especially under the eyes. You may be someone who never really had prominent cheeks or who has lost some fullness because of age. Cheek implants can be an appealing option in these cases and with an increasing number of people turning to implantation, safer, and more fool-proof procedures are now available, helping those who want more contour and better proportions on their faces. Also called malar augmentation, cheek implantation is now a commonly performed procedure that’s helping patients achieve the look they desire.
Just the same, it is important to know if you can be a good candidate for a cheek implant procedure. Cheek implantation is very common among people who have lost fullness in the face due to age. In fact, the majority of people choosing to get cheek implants do so for this reason. However, the procedure isn’t reserved for those whose cheeks have thinned over time. A growing number of patients turn to cheek augmentation simply to add fullness to their naturally weak cheeks. Perhaps you have tried soft tissue fillers and liked its temporary effects on your cheeks in the past—cheek implants can provide a permanent solution to your "weak cheek" situation.
Checking your overall health before undergoing cheek augmentation is important, which is why strict health guidelines are also imposed on those who choose to get the procedure. Your immune system should function normally, otherwise you may not be qualified to undergo the procedure until your health is restored fully. Like any other physical procedure or surgery, it is important that you stay well rested and are keeping a healthy diet, days or weeks before your cheek implant procedure. Your surgeon may also provide you with specific instructions, precautions, and pre-surgery diet restrictions to make sure that your body is ready to receive the implant. It is also crucial to disclose any type of medication or prescription you are taking so that your doctor can evaluate whether or not you should continue or discontinue their use before the surgery. You may also need to volunteer information about any herbal or health supplements you may be taking so they can give safe instructions that won’t interfere with your overall health, in case you are required to temporarily discontinue any medication you may be taking.
Elite Surgical is a leading healthcare provider of both cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatments with clinics in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Liverpool and Yorkshire.