Prominent, strong cheeks are often a desired trait to have 

Cheek enhancement has many different techniques available to help Charlotte, NC patients improve the look of their faces. Many people desire sharp cheekbones as that is often a trait many people think is beautiful.  

 As people age, the middle of their face can begin to get heavy and sag, or people may notice their face starts to look sunken. Younger patients may also choose to undergo a procedure to improve their looks. Some people may also have uneven cheekbones, and they wish to even out and balance their face.  

 Cheek enhancement can help with a variety of problems and help make people feel more confident in their appearance.  

 There are many different cheek enhancement procedures available  

There are multiple different types of cheek enhancement available, and each offers different benefits. Your physician will be able to discuss your options and decide which will work best for you to help you reach your goals.  

Cheek fillers are an option that offers temporary results to patients. For this procedure, fillers are injected into the area to help make the cheeks more prominent. However, since it is only temporary additional injections will be needed to maintain the results.  

Another option for patients is fat grafting in the cheeks. This procedure offers longer lasting results than fillers, but are not permanent. For fat grafting, surgeons take fat from another area of the body and put it into the area.   

Cheek implants are another cheek enhancement options. Implants are a long lasting option for patients and are typically made of Medpor or Gore-Tex. For this procedure, the doctor will make an incision inside the mouth and insert the implant.  

Recovery time for cheek implants can last 3 weeks 

Though cheek implants are a long lasting cheek enhancement option, patients will need to plan for the recovery time. Immediately following surgery patients will have swelling and bruising, which fades within seven to ten days. Patients will need to follow a soft food diet for the first week or two and will not be able to speak for a week while the incisions in the mouth heal. Patients should plan to spend about three weeks recovering and will need to take time off work and away from activities.  It is a good idea to have someone who can stay with you for the first few days after the surgery.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC area surgeon Dr. Sean Freeman is the areas most experienced facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Freeman has been focusing exclusively on facial plastic surgeon since 1988. Be sure to contact his office today to schedule your consultation for cheek enhancement.