Through the use of facial implants and fat transfer, Dr. Marouk can improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently, these procedures help provide better symmetry to the upper face. Dr. Marouk is a board certified plastic surgeon offering cheek augmentation and cheek lifts in Chandler, AZ at the Cosmetic Surgical Art Center. If you want to learn more about cheek lifts in Phoenix, call us for a complimentary consultation today.
Cheek implant surgery usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes. 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 these procedures. Otherwise, an incision will be made either inside the upper lip or lower eyelid. A pocket is then formed and an implant is inserted.
Fat transfer technique is achieved in approximation 30-40 minutes. Local anesthetic is then placed through into the lower abdomen through the navel area. Then a small liposuction cannula is place through a tiny puncture in the navel and fat is removed and re-injected into the cheek.
Cheek Augmentation Recovery
After surgery, a dressing will be applied to minimize discomfort and swelling. The severity and duration of such side effects may vary, especially if another cosmetic procedure was performed at the same time.