How Much Do Cheek Implants Cost?
The cheek implant cost starts at around $2,999 for soft tissue fillers, $4,999 for fat grafting, and up to $6,999 for actual cheek implants. The cost is dependent upon the size.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Cheek Implants?
Modest swelling and bruising will subside in the days after the procedure. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons recommend that patients take 1-3 days off work to recover from the procedure.
How Long Does a Cheek Implant Take?
Typically, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons can perform a cheek implant procedure in 90 minutes. When dermal fillers are used to augment the cheeks, the injection procedure takes 15 minutes.
What are Cheek Implants?
Commonly known as cheek augmentation, cheek implants are designed to improve the volume of the midface to more aesthetically pleasing proportions. Often, patients opt to undergo cheek implants to enhance the proportions and symmetry of the face.
In most cases, facial implant procedures involve using long-lasting, injectable gels to create optimal cheek-chin balance. Soft tissue fillers can be tailored and contoured to the specific needs of the facial proportions, where solid implants have limited sizes and versatility.
Who is a Cheek Implants Candidate?
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, proper physical health and realistic expectations can make the recovery process more seamless. Fundamentally, a candidate for cheek implants is simply someone who would like to improve the symmetry and volume of their face.
We invite all those interested in this procedure to reach out to Toronto Plastic Surgeons for a consultation.
Benefits of a Cheek Implants
No visible scarring
As the incisions required for a cheek implant surgery procedure are made inside the mouth, the scarring is completely imperceptible.
Test it out
Dermal soft tissue fillers are known for temporarily adding volume and definition to the cheeks. By applying fillers to the facial area, the patient is able to view a relatively accurate depiction of what their face will look like after the procedure.
Whereas dermal soft tissue fillers require repeated yearly procedures, cheek implants represent a permanent solution to a drop in facial volume.
Improve facial symmetry
Cheek implants result in an appearance that is more youthful, symmetrical, and balanced.
Cheek Implant Risks
Like every surgery, a cheek implant procedure comes with a small chance of potential complications. The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted surgeon. The team at the Toronto Plastic Surgeons has years of experience performing cheek implants procedures. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
- Infections: Even though infections are rare, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will still prescribe a prophylactic antibiotic after surgery and take every precaution to ensure that the procedure is a smooth, seamless experience.
- Thick Scarring: Although the scars of cheek surgery are imperceptible, they can sometimes be quite thick, depending on the extensiveness of the work.
- Poor Wound Healing: In rare cases, the skin along the incision line heals poorly. However, Toronto Plastic Surgeons can prevent this adverse effect with antibiotics.
- Changes in Skin Sensation: While it’s likely that you will experience some numbness after the surgery, the reduced sensation usually diminishes after a day or two.
Why Choose The Toronto Plastic Surgeons for Cheek Implants?
Dr. Mulholland has performed thousands of cheek implant procedures over the past 22 years, making him one of Canada’s most respected leaders in cheek implant surgery. By utilizing dermal fillers, Dr. Mulholland and Dr. Bell will be able to ensure that the outcome of the procedure matches the patient’s expectations. Rest assured that, with the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, you’re in safe hands before, during, and after the procedure.
Cheek Implants for Men in Toronto
A cheek implant procedure represents a cost-effective and affordable solution for men who wish to counter the detrimental effects of aging while attaining a stronger, more masculine look. By improving the volume of the midface and enhancing facial proportions, a cheek implant procedure will do wonders for men who experience sunken cheeks and loss of facial volume as a result of the aging process.
As men and women usually have different cheek shape and size, the work is typically different for each gender. Where women may opt to make their cheeks more round and soft, men generally wish to attain a more angular, chiseled profile that enhances the prominence of the cheekbones.
When undergoing a procedure by the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, patients have a choice between solid cheek implants, fat grafting, or a long-lasting gel. Men usually choose the gel, as it can reduce the width of an overly-feminine profile and is reversible or adjustable.
During a solid cheek implant procedure, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons insert the implants through an incision in the mouth using state-of-the-art technology. This is usually performed under local anesthesia.
Following the surgery, men will notice a significant improvement in their facial features. In addition, patients can look forward to an impressively quick recovery period, as they will only need to take 1-3 days off work to rest after the procedure. Best of all, unlike dermal fillers that temporarily add volume to the cheeks, the results of a cheek implant procedure will last a lifetime.
With an affordable cost starting at $3,000 and up (depending upon the number of syringes) for soft tissue fillers, cheek implants are a highly affordable option for men who want to improve the shape and size of their cheeks. By booking your consultation with the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, you’ll be well on your way to having your facial features stand out in the best way.
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Different Types of Cheek Implants Procedures
Cheek implants come in different sizes and shapes, some sit high on the cheekbone and some more under the cheek sweep. Meeting with your cheek implants surgeon to discuss the specific area to be augmented and the volume and size of the implant required will be part of your detailed consultation with your plastic surgeon.
How are Cheek Implants Procedures Performed?
All cheek implant procedures are performed within the comfort of the modern Toronto Plastic Surgeon SpaMedica Surgical suites. The surgery is entirely personalized and specifically designed by our expert team to match your desired results.
Before your surgery, Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell will administer local anesthesia to ensure that the procedure is entirely painless. During the surgery, the doctor will increase your face’s volume by inserting a gel or cheek implants through the mouth.
Following the procedure, patients will rest in our recovery room for a couple of hours before being assessed by our specialist nursing team and returning home.
How to Prepare for Cheek Implants Procedure
To ensure a successful surgery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be discontinued two weeks leading up to the procedure and two weeks after. Those who continue to smoke will have a longer recovery period and a greater likelihood of complications.
- Two weeks before your procedure, patients must cease taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin.
- Six hours prior to surgery, patients must not consume any food or drink. Small sips of water are permitted, however.
- Avoid sun damage two weeks before surgery. This can be achieved by wearing sunscreen.
What to Expect After a Cheek Implants Procedure
Cheek implants produce permanent results and do not require maintenance. After being driven home, simply wait for bruising to subside and continue with your normal activities. The final results generally appear 3 months after the procedure.
Cheek Implants Recovery
Five Days After Surgery: Patients may return to work now that the bruising has subsided.
2 Weeks After Surgery: Patients may return to performing physical activities.
6 Weeks After Surgery: Swelling gradually diminishes.
12 Weeks After Surgery: Incisions in the mouth are completely healed, and bruising and swelling have completely subsided.
Cheek Implants FAQ
How Painful is it to Get Cheek Implants?
Due to the anesthesia administered during the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. While it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort after surgery, there will be no extreme or long-term pain. Any discomfort can be easily controlled with oral medication prescribed by the Toronto Plastic Surgeons.
How Long Do Cheek Implants Last?
Whereas dermal soft tissue fillers require repeated procedures in order to maintain their effects, cheek implants are permanent and will last a lifetime.
Can Cheek Implants Move?
As a result of the surgical precision and well-designed pocket of the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, it is very uncommon for cheek implants to shift without significant force or trauma.