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A cheek implant procedure adds volume to the cheek areas or the middle of the face to improve facial contours. Sometimes this is done to enhance a more youthful appearance. It can also be used to restore a more natural look after reconstructive surgery for cancer or traumatic injury. Our surgeons have specialized training and years of surgical experience to ensure they can offer you the best possible outcomes.

Cheek implant: What you need to know

  • In addition to a review of your medical history and surgical risks, your surgeon will thoroughly discuss your expectations for the procedure and explain what is involved.
  • This procedure is performed using local anesthesia with an oral sedative or general anesthesia.
  • In most cases, a cheek implant surgery is completed on an outpatient basis and lasts between one to two hours.
  • Cheek implant surgery requires the placement of an implant via an intraoral incision or externally via a lower eyelid incision.
  • Your care team will provide instructions for your post-surgical care to help avoid infections and complications.
  • During recovery, patients will experience bruising and swelling. Though recovery varies by patient, many see reduced symptoms after several weeks.

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