Upper jaw or cheek surgery or Cheek Augmentation is a term used to describe the surgery performed to enhance the cheek shape that is less prominent (too ‘flat’).
This surgery aims to add dimensions to the shape of the cheekbones so that the shape of the face looks more harmonious.
Who are the right candidates for Cheek Augmentation?
People who feel their face lack harmonic facial contours because of their non-prominent cheekbones
People whose face that are too wide or ‘flat’
People who have a face image that looks older than their actual age due to flat cheekbones.
Operation Duration: estimated 30 Minutes
Type of Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Initial consultation with the doctor, convey the result you want as clear as possible
The doctor analyzes the shape of the face and the part of the cheek where the patient is going to have surgery on
The doctor explains the risks that may occur after surgery and the type of anesthesia used
Patient will be required to tell the doctor his/her medical history and whether or not the patient has had any surgeries in the past.
There are two types of incisions performed in Cheek Augmentation surgery.
The first incision is on the border of the mucous membrane of the upper jaw and the mucous membrane of the upper lip.
The second incision is located on the edge of the lower eyelid.
The two incisions leave a post-operative scar that can heal quickly and does not leave marks that are too obvious.
Possibility of postoperative bleeding
Bluish like bruising (disappearing slowly in 2 to 3 weeks)
apply ice compress to avoid bleeding
Routinely apply light massage to speed up swelling recovery
Use an antibiotic ointment that is applied 2-3 times a day until the stitch is removed
Don’t expose surgical wound to water
Eat only soft foods