Overview of the surgery:
Cheek Bone Augmentation is a facial cosmetic procedure procedure that improves the facial
structures. Normally the surgeon will make incisions inside the mouth where the cheek joins the
upper gum and insert the implant through the cuts. By inserting the implants over the cheek bones
they will build ‘naturally’ on your existing bone structure. There is also an alternative technique that
involves inserting the implant through a cut in the lower eyelid. An advantage of inserting the implant
through the mouth is that it does not usually leave a visible scar.
The procedure takes about 1-2 hours to perform.
Care after surgery:
Stay on a liquid diet until the incisions are healed. Post operative analgesics maybe prescribed,
although patients report minimal pain. You may be instructed to apply cold compresses over your face
for 20 minutes, every 4 hours, for the first two days after surgery. Keep your head elevated during
your recovery. Sleep on your back with your head elevated at least for the first 8 days. Sleep on two
pillows to keep your head elevated or use a wedge-shaped foam pillow. You Will able to read or watch
television after surgery. Do not wear any facial makeup or eye makeup for the first two weeks. Avoid
strenuous activity, including exercise and sex. You must avoid any activity that increases the risk of
The recovery takes one to two weeks. Most people are back to work within a week or two. Do not carry
or lift heavy objects for 3 weeks. Light aerobic exercise is allowed just 3 weeks following surgery.
Return to normal aerobic exercise after 6 weeks.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision. Please see before and after photos of Dr.
Tanongsak patients in the Photo Gallery (photographs showed are with patient’s consent).
Risks and complications:
Risks can include infection, blood loss, fluid collection, movement of the implant and scarring. Cheek
implants may also alter the symmetry of your face.
Types of anesthesia use:
The procedure is under general anesthesia.
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Preparation prior to Surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and
throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.