Adding shape, volume and contour, cheek implants or cheek augmentation is a transforming surgical procedure for women with narrow, weak cheek structure, as well as those who have lost cheek volume due to the natural ageing process. Cheek implantation effectively enhances the projection of the cheek, transforming sunken cheeks into more youthful looking, revitalised cheeks.
Cheek implant surgery options
At Wentworth Clinic our plastic surgeon offers two cheek augmentation treatment options:
- Solid implants – (as a standalone treatment or combined with other aesthetic procedures )
- Soft tissue implants – using either the patient’s own fat or synthetic materials such as hyaluronic acid
Our plastic surgeon will carry out a full examination and advise on your suitability for the augmentation procedure, as well as discuss materials used, benefits and disadvantages of the procedure, and also whether you may require any other simultaneous aesthetic procedures to obtain the facial balance you are looking for.
At Wentworth Clinic, we do not support soft silicone implants for two reasons. One, they cannot be stabilised and secondly, over the years, they can cause resorption of the overlying bone and further deformity.
Type of anaesthesia for cheek implants surgery
Although it is possible to place a cheek implant under local anaesthetic, it should ideally be carried out under a general anaesthetic. The majority of cheek implants are carried out with other aesthetic procedures.
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All of our cheek enhancement procedures are carried out at one of our UK state of the art cosmetic surgeries based in either Bournemouth or right off Harley Street in London.
Find out more about our cheek implants procedure, or contact us to schedule your private consultation with our plastic surgeon.