Cheek Implant Surgery
The insertion of cheek implants or cheek augmentation is done for making the cheeks fuller or for enhancing the cheekbones. Cheek augmentation, like other forms of cosmetic surgery help in balancing the facial features and making the face appear more youthful. This can help in making you feel more attractive.
Cheekbone implants are proven safe and have been in use for many decades now. During your pre-op consultation, make sure to discuss all options for cheek implants as well as non-surgical mid-face volumizing procedures, such as dermal fillers.
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 locations.
Types of Cheek Implants
Cheek implants come in three general shapes:
- Malar: These provide higher projection since they are directly placed on the cheekbones
- Submalar: These round sunken and gaunt appearing cheeks by providing a fuller appearance
- Combined: These implants augment both the cheeks and the cheekbones
Some types of cheek implants, such as the ones made from silicone can be removed. Others will gradually integrate with the natural tissue and form part of the internal structure.
Cheek augmentation plastic surgery candidates can expect to attain significant definition and volume in their hollow or sunken cheeks. The surgery is ideal for patients that have lost soft tissue because of age in their mid-facial area.
It is also recommended for people with congenital deformities or naturally narrow cheeks. The surgery is helpful for patients that have suffered injuries in their mid-facial area. The implants are permanent and can last for a lifetime.
Cheek Augmentation Surgical Procedure
The doctor in cheek augmentation with implants will discuss the materials to be used with you. Typically, patients are offered a choice between Gore-Tex or Medpor implants. The final decision will depend on the doctor’s recommendations and your preferences. Your doctor will also help you decide whether to make incision inside the mouth or beneath the eyelid.
The doctor will first draw lines along the cheeks during the surgery. This is to determine where to place the implants. The doctor may administer general or local anesthesia next. The surgery will follow the pre-determined surgical plan in terms of incision location and the technique to be used.
The doctor will slip implants through the incisions made after creating a pocket in the facial tissue. The surgeon will close the incision using sutures once the implants are in place. They will also use compression bandages for covering the area.
Recovering from Cheek Implant Surgery
You may experience mild bruising or swelling following the surgery. Your plastic surgeon may recommend pain medication for a few days following the surgery as well. You may also need to limit your activities for a few weeks. However, most patients tend to return to work and resume normal activities after a week.
Get in touch with a board certified plastic surgeon’s office if you are interested in augmenting your cheeks using cheek implants. The surgeon will evaluate your existing facial structure to determine whether you are a good candidate or not. They will also assess your medical history and aesthetic goals.
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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