Cheek augmentation or implants is a procedure, which generally requires local anaesthetic alone or with sedation.
The procedure lasts between 30 and 45 minutes if not combined with other procedures. It involves making an incision inside the upper lip (inside the mouth) or in the lower eyelid, where a pouch is made and the implant inserted. After surgery, patients will have dietary limitations and restrictions on normal activities (their ability to move the mouth and lips may be temporarily limited). The operation, whose effects will not be appreciated until some months afterwards, may give rise to swelling that begins to disappear in a few days.