Cheek Implant Surgery
Cheek implant plastic surgery can add definition and fullness to poorly defined or depleted cheeks. During the pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will discuss the various aspects of a cheek implant cosmetic surgery, including all estimated costs.
Generally, cheek implants when undertaken with other facial cosmetic surgeries tend to be more cost effective as opposed to when they are performed as a stand-alone procedure. Cheek implant procedure can be made highly affordable when patients avail financing options.
You should do your own cost-benefit analysis about whether you want cheek implant surgery with lasting results or a temporary mid-face volumizing dermal filler procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides cheek augmentation surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Extent of Cheek Implant Procedure
Typically, cheek implant plastic surgery involves placing pre-made implants made from a synthetic substance, such as silicone. The surgeon may have to sculpt the implant to better suit your facial structure. In most cases, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia administered intravenously. This allows the patient to remain comfortable. It also helps in avoiding the costs related to general anesthesia.
Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) may be required during the surgery if it is performed along with another procedure. You may need to pay for a registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist if this happens. The surgeon may need to perform cheek implant surgery with a facelift or an eyelift for more holistic results. This will again increase the overall procedural costs.
The cosmetic surgeon, at times, may want to use FDA approved dermal fillers, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane for enhanced results. This may increase the overall procedural price of cheek implant surgery marginally.
Cosmetic Surgeon’s Fee
Highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeons tend to charge more as opposed to less experienced surgeons. Board certified plastic surgeons are known to invest in state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge surgical techniques. They adopt quality standards and follow best practices along with the latest safety protocols.
You should know that board certified plastic surgeons would not let the quality suffer for reducing costs. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) states that patients should always find the best surgeon they possibly can. Surgeon’s fee and other factors should only come in second.
Metropolitan cities tend to have higher cost of goods and services as compared to sparsely populated areas in remote interior towns. Real estate costs and cost of living tend to affect the average cost of goods and services. This is true for cosmetic surgery procedures as well.
Cheek implants are cosmetic procedures and not covered by insurance. However, the costs may be covered by the carrier if the procedure is performed as part of a reconstructive plastic surgery. You should speak with the insurer before getting the surgery performed.
You should consider availing finance from professional medical care financing firms if there is a lack of liquid funds for paying for the procedure. The loans can be sought at highly competitive interest rates and terms.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for cheek augmentation.
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