After your cheek augmentation surgery and a brief stay in the recovery room, you will be free to return home the same day to begin the healing process. Swelling and bruising around the cheeks and eyes is normal and to be expected. Applying cold compresses regularly can help to minimize these effects. Most swelling will dissipate within two weeks, though it can take several weeks for it to fully disappear. You will need to avoid sleeping on your face for at least six weeks to ensure an optimal outcome.
An initial improvement in your appearance will be apparent immediately after surgery. However, these results will be partially obscured by post-surgical swelling and bruising. It can take several months for your results to finalize, at which point you will see an improved facial contour and more beautiful and prominent cheeks.