Cheek surgery such as cheek implants and fat grafting can help increase cheek’s volume for Charlotte, NC patients.

People may undergo cheek surgery for many reasons
Cheek surgery is one way Charlotte, NC patients can add volume to and contour their cheeks. Patients may elect to have cheek surgery for many different reasons, each of which is unique to them. As people start to age, they may begin to notice sagging skin around the midface or their cheeks may begin to look hollow. Cheek surgery can help correct these issues for patients.

Other patients may undergo cheek surgery to restore balance to the face or create more defined cheekbones. Some people may have asymmetrical cheeks, which can be caused by genetics or if one side of the face gets more use that cheek may be more prominent. Surgery can rebalance the face to make these appeal even. Cheek surgery can also create more defined cheekbones which are a desirable trait for both men and women.

Cheek implants and fat grafting are two options for cheek surgery
Two popular procedures patients can undergo for their cheeks are cheek implants and fat grafting. Fat grafting involves the surgeon taking fat from somewhere on the patient’s body and transplanting it into the patient’s cheeks. This is an alternative to implants.

Cheek implants involve the doctor making an incision inside the mouth through which they insert the implant. There are many types of implants available for doctors to use and some can even be custom made. Your doctor will select the best implant for you.

Patients should be sure to plan for their recovery before surgery
Patients should make plans for their recovery before they undergo cheek surgery. It is a good idea to have someone who can stay with your for a few days immediately following surgery in case you need assistance. You’ll also need someone to drive you home after surgery.

Following surgery, patients will need to refrain from speaking and go on a soft foods diet. Since the incisions are made inside the mouth, movement of the mouth and lips may be limited, even after you start speaking again. Most patients will experience bruising and swelling following surgery that will last for seven to ten days.

Lastly, be sure to avoid bumping the area until it is fully healed and take any prescriptions the doctor prescribes to help prevent infection. Most patients are fully healed from their cheek surgery within three weeks.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC patients who are considering cheek surgery should start their search for a doctor with Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. Be sure to schedule a consultation to see what procedure would work best for you.