What Are Cheek Implants?
This procedure changes the balance and shape of your cheeks so they are more proportionate to your face.
Am I A Candidate For This Procedure?
Younger patients who would like more balanced and proportionate facial traits, as well as older patients who are looking for a more youthful appearance are good candidates for this procedure. However, your expectations must be realistic. For a private consultation, please call Dr. Bradley at 618-355-0993.
What Are The Benefits of This Procedure?
Cheek implants can create a younger, more vibrant look without a facelift.
How Long Does The Procedure Last?
The outpatient procedure lasts 30 to 45 minutes. General or local anesthesia with sedation is used.
How Do I Prepare For Surgery?
Be sure to tell Dr. Bradley if you smoke or are taking any vitamins, medications, herbal supplements, or drugs. It’s also important to tell Dr. Bradley of any dental or gum problems. You may need to refrain from eating or drinking the night before the surgery.
What Does Surgery Involve?
If no other procedures are taking place, a small incision is made on your lower eyelid or inside your upper lip to make a pocket for the implant. The implant is inserted and stitches close the incision.
Will I Spend The Night In Your Facility Or Be Released After Surgery?
This is usually an outpatient procedure.
When Can I Return To My Normal Lifestyle?
For a few days, your ability to move your mouth and lips will be restricted. Dr. Bradley will discuss your post-operative limitations in detail on an individual basis.
Will I Need a Follow-Up Visit?
With every procedure, Dr. Bradley strives to provide personal follow-up visits to monitor your progress and answer any post-operative questions.