During the natural aging process, cheeks that were once full begin to hollow, prematurely aging your face. Whether the visible effects of aging are apparent on your cheeks, or whether you never had cheek fullness in the first place but wish to, cheek implants can help you achieve the look you desire. Also known as malar augmentation, cheek implants can improve your facial contours as well as your confidence.
The Cheek Implant Surgery Procedure
Your surgery may be a single treatment, or it may be done in combination with other procedures such as rhinoplasty or a facelift. Sometimes patients seek cheek implants together with jaw or chin implants. These can be discussed prior to surgery.
Your surgeon will select the right size and shape of implants to suit your facial contours. The implants may be made from silicone or other materials compatible with your tissues that won’t cause adverse effects, such as polyethylene.
Cheek implant surgery can be done in two ways. An incision can be made where your gum meets your cheek in the back of the mouth. The implant will then be inserted through the mouth. The second type of surgery involves an incision at your lower eyelid if the procedure is combined with an eyelid procedure. A pocket is then made over your cheekbone for the implant, where it is fitted and adjusted to soft tissues or bone. After the surgery, incisions will be closed with sutures that dissolve on their own.
Candidates for Cheek Implants
Typically, individuals who are in general good health and have realistic expectations are approved for this procedure. Your cosmetic needs and concerns will be evaluated to determine whether cheek implants are right for you.
Those with autoimmune disorders, eye disease, or sinus problems may need to be further evaluated. If you need root canals or crowns done on your teeth, your doctor may recommend that you get these done before receiving cheek implants.
Benefits of a Cheek Implant
There are several benefits to having cheek implant surgery. These include:
- Subtle and lasting improvement of your facial contours
- Plump and youthful cheeks
- Restored cheek volume
Cheek implant surgery is a safe procedure that will help you to correct a hollow look and create full, youthful-looking cheeks.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in adding volume to your cheeks with cheek implants, Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery in Charleston can help. Our team, led by Dr. Thomas Funcik, will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment plan for your needs. Contact Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.