Some frequently asked questions about cheek implants and injectable fillers

Frequently asked questions about cheek implants and injectable fillers in Charlotte NC
These are frequently asked questions about cheek implants and fillers in Charlotte NC, and the answers to them.

How do you prepare for cheek implant surgery?
As with any facial plastic surgery, you should stop smoking several weeks before the surgery, and avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or herbal supplements that might cause blood thinning.

How long does it take to recover from cheek implant surgery, and what can I do to speed the recovery?
Three weeks is the usual length of time. You’ll want to stay on a soft-foods diet for the first week or so.

Can cheek implants correct facial asymmetry?
Most faces have a certain amount of asymmetry. Sometimes the asymmetry is in the cheek muscles — for instance, if one side of the mouth does a lot more chewing than the other, the muscles on that side will be more developed. This can often be fixed with BOTOX and fillers. But if the cheekbones themselves are asymmetrical enough to be noticed, you will need an implant to fix that.

Are there less extreme options than cheek implants?
Depending on how much you want done and how long you want it to last, you can use hyaluronic acid fillers. They will fill your cheeks out a little, but only temporarily. Fat grafting, in which fat is removed from a different part of your body and placed on the cheeks, is a solution that lasts longer.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best surgeon to go to in Charlotte NC for cheek implants is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery, and he can do everything from laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment. He hsn’t had to remove a cheek implant in twenty years. If you have frequently asked questions about cheek implants and fillers, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation in order to get a discount of the consultation fee.