For cheeks that lack definition, cheek implants can provide volume and a contoured appearance. Individuals with weak cheek anatomy, a flat or narrow face, or those who have lost cheek contours due to aging may benefit from a cheek augmentation plastic surgery procedure.
The surgeon will have a detailed consultation with the patient prior to the cheek augmentation procedure, which will allow them to develop a customized surgical plan. The patient should unhesitatingly ask questions and discuss their concerns about the cheek augmentation procedure during the pre-operative consultation.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides cheek implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
The Goal of Pre-Operative Consultation
During the consultation process, the main goal of the surgeon will be to educate the patient on various facets of cheek augmentation surgery and help them in making an enlightened decision. The surgeon will offer the patient pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery instructions as well as discuss other facets, such as the procedure cost and financing options.
The surgeon will try to gauge the patient’s reasons for considering cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery as well as aspects of their mid-face area that bother them.
On top of this, the cheek enhancement surgeon will ask the patient about their current medical condition as well as review previous health records. They will consider these inputs when creating a customized cheek augmentation plan to meet the specific needs of the patient.
Cosmetic Goals of the Patient
The surgeon will encourage the patient to openly share their cosmetic goals and desires for their mid-face region at the time of the pre-op consultation process.
A clear understanding of the patient’s needs allows the surgeon to focus on the targeted areas and offer more satisfactory outcomes to the patient in a minimally invasive way. The surgeon will decide on a suitable cheek implant cosmetic surgery technique depending on the unique needs of the patient.
Ideally, the patient should arrange for their medical records to be sent directly to the surgeon’s office from the primary care physician or hospital prior to their consultation. The cheek implant surgeon will assess the medical records of the patient closely.
In addition, they will carefully evaluate the patient’s face, skin, and underlying cheekbone structure during the pre-operative consultations. Sometimes they may also order x-rays and other tests. The patient should disclose any underlying health concerns or conditions to their plastic surgeon in a transparent manner.
The patient should make a list of all prescription and non-prescription medications as well as other drugs to present to the cheek augmentation surgeon during the consultation. In addition, they should include any vitamins or herbal supplements that they may be taking on this list.
Questions to Ask
The patient will have an opportunity to ask the surgeon questions about the cheek augmentation surgery during the consultation. The patient may also ask questions about the cosmetic surgeon’s background as well as their qualifications during this appointment.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for cheek implants.
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