As the face ages, the skin becomes thinner, and fat is gained in some places and lost in others. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the cheeks, as they often deflate as time passes, and lose height and volume.
Cheek augmentation is the surgical procedure that is performed to lift the cheeks, and restore fullness. Augmentation can help you achieve a natural looking aesthetic cheek shape.
Cheek implants are available in varying shapes and sizes, and are made of different materials, with solid silicone implants being the most common. During consultations, the plastic surgeon will determine the ideal shape of the cheek implants that are most suitable for you. Typically, female cheeks are fuller and rounder, while male cheeks are shorter, and more angular.
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The Cheek Augmentation Surgery Procedure
Cheek implants are generally inserted by means of a small incision made in the mouth, or inside the lower eyelid. Placement through the mouth is the more popular choice. The implants are positioned under the covering of the natural cheekbone. The procedure is done under general or local anesthesia, often in an outpatient facility.
After Cheek Augmentation Surgery
Patients will experience mild discomfort after the operation, and there may also be some swelling and bruising. Patients can resume regular activities after about 7 days, but complete recovery can take up to 3 weeks.
Benefits of Cheek Augmentation
Cheek augmentation involves the use of implants to enhance the cheekbones, and make them appear plumper. The procedure improves the overall beauty of the face, and balances facial features. Filling out the cheek area makes the face softer and more youthful.
If you think that this procedure may be right for you, then contact our office for consultation, and additional information.