Associates In Plastic Surgery
Facial implants are specially formed solid, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of the face. The precise type and size of implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct and your surgeon’s judgment.
What is cheek augmentation?
Cheek augmentation is accomplished with implants that increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas that may be recessed or ﬂat.
Am I a good candidate for cheek augmentation?
Plastic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose faces have reached physical maturity, generally in late adolescence. This procedure is a good option if you are physically healthy, do not smoke, and have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement of your cheekbones.
What can I expect from cheek augmentation?
The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your cheekbones is disproportionate, it can significantly affect your appearance. Cheek implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. They define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features. Defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate all create structural balance in the face and a more attractive appearance.
How long is recovery from cheek augmentation?
The specific area to be augmented in the cheek determines where an implant will be positioned on the cheekbone. Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline. Your incisions will be closed with sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your surgery. While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be modified by visible swelling. It may take several weeks for swelling to fully dissipate. The final results of your facial implant surgery will be long-lasting, however the initial healing phase may include localized swelling, discoloration, numbness or discomfort.