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Shahin Javaheri, MD
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Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Cheek Implant Surgery

 

About Cheek Implant Surgery

Cheek implant surgery is ideal for men and women alike who want a more rejuvenating and youthful appearance. Individuals with muffled cheeks are often mistaken to be quite older than they really are, which can be frustrating. With a simple and affordable aesthetic procedure such as cheek implant surgery, one can finally have the chance to look two times younger and even more attractive!

Cheek implants come in different forms, sizes, and shapes. Patients are given the option to pick a standard size implant or have custom-made implants. Whichever implant type is prefered, these implants are proven safe and non-hazardous.

There are two types of implants. The first one is made from silicone. The other type is the hydroxyapatite implant.

Why Choose Cheek Implant Surgery

Some people struggle with how they look, especially when facial features make them appear older than their actual age. Men and women with weak cheek structures often experience this problem, resulting to a decline in their self-esteem. Thanks to the emergence of cheek implant surgery, such individuals can bid farewell to a saggy and timeworn appearance.

Whether you were born with hollow cheeks, or you have lost the fullness of your cheeks due to aging, this cosmetic procedure will definitely give you the look you desire. With a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Javaheri, expect your cheeks to be in full bloom.

Cheek implant surgery not only provides physical improvement, but it can also be psychologically beneficial. With a newly enhanced appearance, you can become happier and more confident in yourselves.

Are You a Cheek Implant Surgery Candidate?

Typical candidates for cheek implant surgery are males and females who are unhappy with their poorly defined cheek structure, whether due to genetics or aging.   

To be an ideal candidate, the following conditions are often considered:

  • You are physically, mentally, and psychologically healthy.
  • You have realistic expectations of the cosmetic procedure.
  • You have weakly contoured cheeks.
  • You do not smoke.
  • You have no chronic medical conditions.

 
What to Expect during Your Cheek Implant Surgery Consultation

On your initial appointment with Dr. Javaheri, the two of you will discuss everything there is to know about cheek implant surgery. On your part, you will be talking about your needs, goals, and expectations for the cosmetic procedure. Be honest in explaining your primary motivation for wanting the surgery, as you will be evaluated whether you are an ideal candidate.

As for Dr. Javaheri, he will be orienting you about the whole cheek implant surgery procedure, along with potential risks that may accompany it. He will also provide you instructions on what to and what not to do before and after surgery. Feel free to ask him anything related to the procedure that concerns you.

Because plastic surgeries require patients to be healthy, expect several questions regarding your medical background. Among the common ones include:

  • Have you undergone past surgeries?
  • Do you have any drug allergies?
  • Do you drink, smoke, or do recreational drugs? If yes to any, how often?
  • What is your present medical condition? Are you currently taking medications? If yes, what kind?

 
Another part of your cheek implant surgery consultation is the physical examination. To identify what implant size to use, Dr. Javaheri will measure your cheeks.

Also, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that you check with your dentist or an oral surgeon first. You want to make sure any dental problems are fixed first, before undergoing this cosmetic operation.

Cheek Implant Surgery: Procedure Explanation

Prior to your implant surgery, you are advised to rest and stay hydrated as much as possible. Smoking is also prohibited for a number of weeks prior to the operation taking place. Certain medications are also asked to be discontinued as well.

Cheek implant surgery usually takes between thirty minutes and two hours, at most. General or local anesthesia will be administered to you, depending on Dr. Javaheri’s direction. There are also instances where intravenous sedation is used.

Since cheek implant surgery can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and facelifts, there are two methods of doing it.

  • As a single procedure: a small incision will be made on the area where your cheek and gums meet. The implants will be placed through your mouth.
  • With other surgeries: the incision is done through the respective areas of the face, followed by creating a pocket over the cheekbone. The implants are then inserted into the pocket.

 
After the implants have been checked to be secured, Dr. Javaheri will proceed to stitch the incisions back together.

What to Expect after Your Cheek Implant Surgery

Immediately after your operation, you will be placed in a recovery room to be observed. It is not uncommon at all to experience bruising and swelling on your cheek area. Medication may be given to reduce feelings of pain, which will eventually subside the following few days.

Before you are permitted to go home, also on the same day of your operation, Dr. Javaheri will be giving you postoperative instructions, including food restrictions. Patients are typically recommended to go on a soft diet for a few days. It is very important that you follow doctor’s orders at all times, for your own safety and recovery.

Your Cheek Implant Surgery Recovery Process

For cheek implant surgery, expect a quick recovery of two weeks. When associated with another procedure however, it may take a longer time.

The day after your operation, you may still experience swelling and soreness on your cheeks, although only mild. You may also feel tightness around your cheek area due to the added volume from the implants.

During the first week, you are only allowed to perform light activities, although you can already go back to work if you want. Also, you will be instructed to recline in a 45-degree face-up position for at least seven days. You will have your stitches removed ten days after the operation.

You must know that the healing process for cheek implant surgery, as with other cosmetic procedures, varies for each patient. As long as you are in good condition and you stick to Dr. Javaheri’s treatment plan, your recovery process will be a smooth one.

Possible Cheek Implant Surgery Complications

Just like any other surgical procedures, there are possible health risks during and after your cheek implant surgery. Complications that can occur in all forms of surgeries include bleeding, infection, swelling, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

Possible complications experienced specifically in cheek implant surgery may include implant shifting. If this happens, another procedure is required. To minimize the possibility of this risk, Dr. Javaheri will advise you to avoid contact sports as well as other instructions, until you have completed the recovery period.

Schedule Your Cheek Implant Surgery Consultation Today

Are you excited to give yourself a more youthful glow with brand new cheeks to show off? With Dr. Javaheri’s cheek implant surgery, you will be aging backwards! Make a consultation now at 415-923-3800.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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