It is very unlikely for cheek surgery to present any complications when performed by a qualified surgeon. However, every surgery, no matter how simple it may be, has certain risks that we should not rule out.
- Asymmetry. Even though the surgeon marks the areas he will operate on very carefully, there may be asymmetries.
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia.
- Infections may develop but, if you take the right antibiotics, they will be less likely to develop.
- Ectropion: the lower eyelid turns outwards revealing the underlying tissue. This can only happen if the implant is placed through the eyelid. It can be temporary or permanent. If it’s permanent, eyelid surgery will be needed to correct it.
Displacement of the implant.