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Cheek Augmentation

Cheeks are usually augmented by inserting an implant on top of the cheek bone. This is usually done with an incision through the mouth and the implant is placed between the bone and the rest of the tissues of the face. There is swelling and bruising for a few weeks after the operation and you require an overnight stay in hospital. The main risks are with infection, implant migration and extrusion. Cheeks may also be enhanced with injections of hyaluronic acid (fillers) into the cheekbone region or with fat transfers. Implants may get infected, move around or cause changes in sensation around your cheeks, injections are not permanent but are very safe and fat transfers are your own body's implants but some of the fat that is transfered gets absorbed by your body so we have to overfill the area and try and predict how much your body will absorb.