Recovering from cheek surgery
Following the procedure, gauze dressings or bandages are typically applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or compression garment may minimize swelling and support the cheeks as they heal after surgery. A little soreness and swelling are normal with cheek implants recovery. Patients may feel tightness in the cheek area from the added implant volume, but the sensation will shortly dissipate.
In order to ensure a speedy recovery time, we recommend that patients keep their head elevated to minimize swelling. If the implant is inserted through the mouth, a bland, soft diet for a few days will help the patient stay comfortable. If the implant incision is made through the eyelid, patients will receive specific instructions to help minimize dryness and speed healing.