Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation Surgery can provide a more youthful appearance to an aging face, and if combined with a facelift the outcome can be even more rewarding.

Cheek Augmentation or Molar Surgery can be performed as an independent procedure or as part of a facelift procedure.

Cheek implants are a cosmetic procedure that can help change the basic structure of the face to give a fuller, more balanced look. By placing an implant within the cheek, it can bring this area into a more harmonious balance with the rest of the face. Cheek implants can be performed for young patients to help bring better balance to their facial features. Or it can also be performed on older patients to help fill out faces that appear sunken or tired. Cheek implants can be performed alone or in conjunction with another procedure, such as rhinoplasty so that both of these traits are better proportioned with each other.

  • Inform us about any allergies, serious medical condition(s) and all medications (both prescription and non prescription).
  • Tell us if you have any serious medical condition(s).
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, etc) and vitamin E for 2 weeks before surgery.

Cheek augmentations are generally completed utilizing an implant, but certain bone cuts and bone segment repositionings are useful in selected individuals. Various sizes and thickness of implants are available to fit individual differences and desires. The implants are most often placed with the patient under sedation and utilizing local anesthesia. The approach is usually through the mouth so no skin incisions are necessary. Rarely are implants placed through a lower eyelid incision. The implants are placed through a tunnel, into a pocket under the soft tissues, and immediately overlying the cheek bones.

When cheek implants are being placed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, such as a facelift, forehead lift or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through the incisions made for those procedures. Otherwise, an incision will be made either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid. A pocket is then formed and an implant is inserted.

Prominent or high cheek bones are a sign of beauty. Cheek Augmentation can give you the high cheekbones as you desire.

AnesthesiaLocal with sedation.
Surgery Length1-2 hours or more.
Side Effects
Recovery PeriodBack to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities: 2 to 3 weeks
Stay in Hospital1 day(For General)
Stay in Thailand7-10 days

There are usually no dressings. Initial swelling is usually moderate and gradually disappears over a month or two. Discomfort is mild to moderate and is controlled with oral medications. Sutures in the mouth dissolve and do not need to be removed. Sutures or staples in the scalp are removed in approximately 7-10 days.

You will experience some temporary swelling and bruising around the treated area. This can be minimized by applying cold compresses and keeping the head elevated while reclining. You may also experience tightness or numbness around the treated area which can make chewing difficult. Any pain you experience will be mild to moderate and can be controlled by oral medications. Most people are completely ambulatory immediately following this procedure, but rest is recommended for the first day after surgery. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities within a week, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks along with any other activities that may cause a rise in your blood pressure. Chewing may be difficult for a few days. Following chin and cheek augmentation, slight discomfort, aching, and some numbness along with swelling can be expected. Patients are advised to keep the head elevated and apply cold compresses during the first 24-48 hours. Postoperative discomfort can be controlled with medication. Patients are also advised to rinse their mouths with hydrogen peroxide after each meal and 2-3 additional times a day while the stitches are still in place. All swelling is typically gone within six weeks.