The Cheek Augmentation Procedure
High, rounded, well-defined cheekbones are perceived as a very attractive feature and cheek augmentation with implants is used to enhance flat cheekbones and create a more aesthetically pleasing face shape. It can also address the flattening of the mid-face that occurs with ageing as a permanent alternative to temporary dermal fillers.
1 – 2 hours
Day case or one night hospital stay if required
Time Off Work
1 – 2 weeks
4 – 6 weeks
Zygomatic implants are composed of materials such as silicone, titanium, biocompatible polyethene, and a material called PEEK which have safely been used in surgery for many years. They are permanent but can be replaced or removed if required.
Mr Juling Ong’s expertise as a facial reconstructive surgeon means he is highly skilled in producing a subtle improvement that achieves a more attractive appearance to the mid-face. Mr Juling Ong will carefully plan the procedure to adjust the cheek’s projection, shape and volume and will take into account your individual facial characteristics.
Mr Ong inserts the implants through incisions made on the inside of the mouth so there will be no visible scarring when healed. Implants are pre-formed or custom-made and will be carefully chosen to fit the underlying bony contours and the desired outcome. The implants are then secured to the underlying bone with small titanium screws.
The underlying bone can also be shaped and contoured in a zygomatic remodelling procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is zygomatic implant surgery safe?
Facial implant surgery is usually very safe as the implants are typically well tolerated by the body. There is a small risk of infection, and you will be prescribed antibiotics for a few days after surgery to minimise this complication. If an infection does occur, the implants can be removed and replaced when the infection is successfully treated.
What is the downtime like after cheek implant surgery?
There will be some swelling, bruising and discomfort after surgery. Any discomfort is managed by over-the-counter painkillers and the post-operative swelling will resolve in the first few weeks. There may be a change of sensation in the mid-face that can last a few months.
When can I return to normal activities after cheek implant surgery?
Most patients can return to work within two weeks, and you are advised to avoid any strenuous physical activity for up to six weeks.
During your consultation, Mr Juling Ong will explain all potential risks and discuss your treatment options in full. Please call us on 020 7927 6528 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.