Cheek Implants (cheek augmentation)
Cheek implants give your face more definition and help fill out a face that has lost its fullness due to the effects of aging, weight loss, to correct asymmetry, or due to hereditary features. Cheek implants are often used to restore volume.
Cheek Implant Consultation
During the initial consultation Dr. Ness will evaluate your medical history and determine if you are a good candidate for a cheek implant surgery. Dr. Ness and his assistant will take the time to educate you about cheek implant surgery and welcome all of your questions about the surgery, our practice, and recovery after your cheek implant surgery.
Cheek Implant Surgery
Cheek augmentation is accomplished by placing a soft, silicone implant specifically designed for the face and cheek bone. Incisions are hidden by placing them inside the cheek.
The cheek augmentation procedure is a same-day surgery performed in one of our accredited outpatient surgery facilities such as WestHealth in Plymouth, MN, Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, Minnesota, or CentraCare Surgery Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Cheek Implant Recovery
Following your cheek augmentation surgery, you will be cared for by the nursing staff in the recovery room. When you are fully awake and comfortable, you will be released to the care of a family member or friend with a list of after-care instructions.
Many cheek augmentation surgery patients return to work and social activities after 5 days of recovery time at home. There will be guidelines for after-care including lifting restrictions and limited exercise. We will schedule eyelid surgery follow up appointments in one of our Minneapolis metro area or St. Cloud, MN clinics periodically.