Cheek Implants – Remove The Signs of Ageing and Sagging Skin With
For many people, their cheekbones are one of their most distinctive features. High, clean cheekbones can give a face shape and character, and can also highlight your other facial features as well. Many consider firm cheeks and skin to be a sign of good health too.
On the other hand, flat or indistinct cheekbones can give the face a thin or drawn look, or can prematurely age you. Likewise, skin that is no longer taut and is beginning to sag on the cheeks and elsewhere can also have a significant impact on your appearance. It is often the case that people who have lost a considerable amount of weight also find that this occurs.
If you are unhappy with the structure and look of your cheeks, or would like to regain a more youthful appearance, cheek implants can provide an effective solution.
What are cheek implants?
Essentially, cheek implants (also known as cheek fillers) are designed to give the face more volume. The end result is that your cheeks are made firmer, with no more sag, and the skin and overall shape of the cheeks appear more youthful.
The cosmetic surgery required to have cheek implants involves having silicon implants inserted into your cheeks. These can be shaped to fit your face precisely, as they come in a range of sizes and varying degrees of softness. Silicon implants are designed to be permanent, although it is possible for them to be re-shaped once you have had the procedure performed. These implants will fill out your sagging cheeks so that the skin becomes taut once more, giving your cheeks and surrounding facial features significantly more definition.
The procedure is performed under general anesthetic, with the incisions usually made inside the mouth, although in some cases they may be made below the lower eyelids or at the hairline. The internal sutures used to sew the implants in place will dissolve relatively soon, and in most cases, any scars (which will fade in time) will be located inside of your mouth and so not generally visible.
What is the expected cheek implant surgery recovery time?
After the surgery, you will generally be required to rinse your mouth with a salt water solution a few times each day, and to try and keep your facial features as still as possible for about a week or so. There will likely be some swelling and bruising present for about the first week, but this will soon subside. There may be some itching in the initial stages as well. In most cases, you can return to work about a week after having cheek implant surgery, and resume all normal physical activities in about six weeks.
Are there alternatives to cheek filler surgery?
If you are looking for an alternative solution, dermal fillers are a non-surgical alternative to cheek implants, where collagen is injected under the skin where wrinkles have developed or the skin has sagged. Unlike cheek implants, however, dermal fillers are a temporary rather than a permanent solution.
It also the case that many patients who come to us for cosmetic surgery overseas packages will combine having cheek implants with another procedure, such as an eyebrow lift or neck lift surgery.
How much do cheek implants cost?
The cheek implants cost you will be expected to pay in Australia will depend on where and by who you have the procedure performed. You will be expected to pay the surgeon’s and anesthetist’s fees, as well as hospital charges. There are no Medicare rebate available and most private health funds won’t cover the costs, so overall you can expect your out of pocket cosmetic surgery costs to be in the region of $6,000 to $8,000.
However, at Australian Medical Travel, we can facilitate the same cheek surgery procedure at one of our partner hospitals in Thailand or Malaysia at a significantly reduced fee. Our cosmetic surgery abroad packages give you the opportunity to save a considerable amount on the cost of cheek implants, and we will take care of all of the arrangements for you, from booking your procedure to organizing all of the accommodation and travel.
If you would like to save on the cheek fillers cost you have to pay, or to find a more cost-effective alternative for other cosmetic surgery procedures, please call Australian Medical Travel on 1300 787 268, or email us, and we will be happy to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
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