People generally tend to lose the fullness in their cheeks with the passage of time as part of the normal aging process. Others may inherit the propensity to develop hollow cheeks as part of their genetic constitution. One way to restore fullness to the cheeks is through a cheek augmentation procedure. Even people who never had any noticeable cheek bones can create striking cheek bones through this procedure. Dr. Sofonio offers cheek augmentation procedures to residents of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
Cheek Augmentation Procedure
To determine your eligibility for a cheek augmentation procedure, you will need to come in for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sofonio. During your consultation, he will ask you questions related to your medical history and your expectations from the procedure. He also will examine your face to enable him to make the best recommendations for your cheek augmentation procedure. During the cheek augmentation surgery, Dr. Sofonio will restore the volume to your cheeks by making incisions to create a pocket into which he will place cheek implants directly over your cheek bones. The duration of the entire surgery is usually between 30 to 45 minutes.
Cheek Augmentation Post-Treatment Care
Following a cheek augmentation surgery, you might experience some mild swelling and temporary loss of sensation in your cheeks. You may also need to restrict your diet to soft food for a few days after your surgery. Dr. Sofonio will give you post-treatment care instructions suited to your condition.
Cheek Augmentation Results
After the initial swelling and soreness subside, you will gradually start to see the improvement in your cheeks. You should allow the implant to fully settle before you see the final results.