Cheek correction technique to enlarge and remodel, giving a balanced oval shape to the face and creating an important light focus.
Enlarging by filler implantation
This treatment does not involve a surgical operation and is therefore without incisions and so also without scars. Essentially it involves the injection of a volume-creating substance, such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite, the choice of which depends on the type of correction needed.
The filler technique is very simple because it is performed on a specific area of the face and without the need for incisions: it is an intervention that can be carried out in Outpatients and without anaesthesia. After-effects are almost absent, and the patient can return to their normal life straightaway.
LIPOFILLING - Enlarging and modelling by fat injection
In the cheek area a quantity of fat is injected taken from a donor area such as the abdomen or thighs. The aspired fat first undergoes a special treatment to make it suitable for injection and implantation, assisted also by specific procedures that the patient must carry out during post-surgery phases.
This technique has the advantage that, being a totally natural material, it is able to help improve the quality of the skin in the area treated.
Enlarging by implanting prostheses
Two types of prostheses are available:
- Prostheses made of special, solid, silicone known as elastomer that can be used to remodel very precisely the cheek contours
- Prostheses made of porex, a porous material that is able to merge perfectly with the bone structure on which it is positioned, becoming one and the same thing
The comfort and absolute safety of both these types of prostheses are well recognised today in the field of aesthetic medicine.
The chosen prostheses is inserted into a specially sculpted pocket in contact with the bone. This is done by making a small incision within the mouth, approximately 2 to 3 cm in length: no residual scar will be visible.
After surgery the degree of swelling and painfulness felt in the cheek area varies from patient to patient. This can be treated by applying ice and, if necessary, taking ordinary painkillers after having first consulted your surgeon.
The patient can be discharged immediately - on the same evening of the operation - while for swelling to disappear completely around 5 to 6 days are required.
Medical Visit and Preoperative Programming
The most suitable technique to adopt for cheek correction is established after a careful assessment of the patient’s expectations and their general condition of health.
Exact corrections that can be made are established after carrying out an in-depth study of the oval physiognomy of the face.