Full, defined cheekbones are considered a feature of youth and natural beauty, but as the skin ages, this area of the face can begin to droop and sag. At Thomas Funcik, MD Facial Plastic Surgery, our cheek implant procedure restores definition and improves the contours of your face with a short recovery time.
Thomas Funcik, MD is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and serves the greater Charleston area with both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Funcik.
Although there are several treatment options available in Charleston to restore temporary volume to the mid-face, Dr. Funcik’s synthetic cheek implants provide fullness and a lifting effect on a more permanent basis.
Where the implant is placed in the cheek depends on the desired results, and Dr. Funcik will typically make incisions through the mouth to minimize scarring. The incisions will be closed with either dissolvable sutures or with stitches that will be removed after a week or so.
Cheek implants not only restore youthful definition and shape, they also create facial symmetry and naturally enhance the rest of your facial features. During your visit with Dr. Funcik, implant options and sizes will be discussed to create optimum results for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cheek Implants?
Cheek implant surgery is safe for most adults whose face and skull have fully matured. Men and women who have a flat facial shape, weak cheek structure or are experiencing volume loss due to the aging process may be good candidates for this procedure. Patients may also choose to combine with chin implant, forehead lift or dermal fillers for a complete makeover.
During your consultation, Dr. Funcik will assess your face structure, evaluate factors such as your health, medical history, and cosmetic goals, and create a customized surgical plan for your individual cosmetic needs.
This surgery is not for everyone. The use of tobacco, antidepressants, and other substances has been shown to cause anesthesia complications in some cases. Dr. Funcik will help you determine whether cheek implants are right for you.
What is the Recovery Like?
After surgery, visible swelling and bruising will be present for a few weeks. While immediate results will be noticeable after the procedure, the full extent of your new facial contours will not be visible until after swelling has subsided. Results are designed to be long-lasting, but factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and gravity can still impact your cheeks.
There are several techniques available to augment the cheeks, but only cheek implants offer more permanence than dermal fillers and are less extensive than fat transfer. Visit one of the top-rated facial plastic surgeons serving Charleston SC. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funcik and restore a more youthful shape to your face with cheek implants.