Beauty may only be skin deep. But, for centuries, well-defined facial features have been considered traits of physical beauty. Prominent cheekbones provide balance and definition. Possessing these features can even enhance your self-confidence. For those lacking these natural marks of distinction, make-up was their only alternative.
Now, thanks to modern technology, there is a safe, permanent method to correct a receding midface and provide those high cheekbones sought after by men and women worldwide. Cheek implants or cheek augmentation (malar augmentation) give residents a more vibrant and attractive look. These procedures can also benefit those with asymmetries or congenital defects.
In patients 38-50 years old, cheek implants can improve the midfacial contour and restore sagging midfacial soft tissues, thus postponing the need for a Face Lift. For patients receiving a Face Lift, cheek implants may help ensure longer-lasting results.
Are cheek implants or cheek augmentation safe?
Facial implants have proven to provide a safe, predictable, low-cost, low-risk cosmetic surgical procedure. To date, millions of facial implants made from non-toxic materials such as silicone and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) have been implanted, with no reported cases of allergic reaction. The implants, designed specifically for use in the midface / cheek area come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These implants can be custom-trimmed by your surgeon for a more natural fit. Dr. Long, will thoughtfully choose implants for cheek and/or chin augmentation based on the patients baseline anatomy and the desired goal.
Cheek Implants Plastic Surgery FAQ:
How is cheek implant plastic surgery performed?
Cheek implantation procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. They can be performed using general anesthesia with the patient asleep, or using a local anesthesia to numb the treated area while the patient remains awake.
How are Cheek Implants placed?
Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Long will perform your cheek implant surgery under anesthesia. Depending on the site you have chosen for the implants, Dr. Long, MD will make a small, inconspicuous incision before inserting the implant. During your consultation, you will discuss the best location to place the implants, and Dr. Long, MD will explain which incision technique he will be using. Most scarring is either not visible or very minimal, fading over time.
How will I look after Cheek Implants?
Cheek implant surgery with Dr. Long, MD is a safe and effective procedure that can enhance your confidence by freeing you from the emotional burden of sunken cheeks. After your surgery with Dr. Long the structural appearance of your face will be more balanced and proportional, giving your face a more distinct, symmetrically pleasing look.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Cheek Implants?
Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform cheek implant surgery have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look” etc. As a patient, you should always seek out a professional with the experience and skill to achieve your personal goals. Always look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure. Always look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.