Can I Get a Cheek Augmentation if I Have Had a Stroke?

A few years ago I had a stroke that caused some temporary facial nerve damage. Would this eliminate me as a candidate for a cheek augmentation?

Dr. Azizzadeh’s Expert Answer

First, I suggest you speak to your neurologist and primary care physician to determine your risks of undergoing anesthesia. I would recommend taking a conservative approach to cheek augmentation and try using fillers, as opposed to cheek implants. This is a much less invasive procedure that is performed in the doctor’s office

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