Cheek Bone Surgery

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High cheekbones are generally considered a sign of beauty, giving the appearance of youth and vitality. Although we have been utilizing cheek bone augmentation for many years in reconstructive surgery, it has been within the past 12 to 17 years that plastic surgeons in Bloomington, IL and beyond have recognized how this procedure can be used to transform a relatively flat mid face into a more attractive appearance.

Although cheek bone implant surgery in Champaign is often performed as a standalone procedure, it is frequently combined with other cosmetic procedures such as chin surgery or rhinoplasty in Illinois to enhance the overall effect of surgery.

Cheekbone implants are made of a hard Silastic material that is also used for pacemakers and other implants. To learn more about cheek bone surgery, request a consultationrequest a consultation with Dr. G.D. Castillo or call our office nearest you. We look forward to helping you enhance your look through skilled cosmetic procedures.

The Procedure

Cheek bone surgery consists of insertion of a properly sized implant through a small incision made within the mouth. The incision is made above the gum line on either side. A small tunnel is created and the graft is inserted. It is temporarily held in place by a suture, which is passed up into the hairline and removed 5 to 7 days after the operation. This procedure is performed in our facility.

After Surgery

There is moderate swelling and discomfort associated with the procedure lasting only a few days. The main risk of the operation is that the implant may not be tolerated. Fortunately, this is very rare and even when it occurs, the implant can often be removed and replaced again with good results. Infection can occur but it also is rare and usually responds to antibiotics. Routine activities and work can be resumed within 3 days.

Cheekbone augmentation is a relatively new and exciting procedure that is rapidly gaining in popularity. The operation is relatively simple and safe and justly deserves its growing demand.

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