CHEEK BONE IMPLANTS
The skin over the face is analogous to a drape. The shape of the face is determined by the underlying skeletal framework. In some individuals, this framework is not as pronounced and they may appear to have a flattened face. Cheek implants enhance the profile of the face, accentuate the areas of the cheek bones and tighten the skin of the face. In addition, cheek implants can help eliminate bags under the eyes without eyelid surgery in some patients. Incisions are made in the mouth with no visible scar.
A cheek implant procedure is performed on men and women of all ages who desire fuller cheekbones or correction of a hollow look or bags under the eyes. Younger individuals may have the procedure performed if there is a family tendency toward flat cheeks. Individuals between the ages of 35 and 50 may choose cheek implants to improve early signs of facial sagging before considering a facelift.
How is the procedure done?
Through a small incision inside the mouth, the surgeon carefully positions a medical grade synthetic implant over the patient’s natural cheekbone to improve facial contour. Fat bulges under the eyes can be evenly draped over the implant to eliminate bags under the eyes.
How will you look after surgery?
No bandage is required after surgery. Immediate results are evident. Patients experience varying degrees of bruising and swelling, which subside gradually in two weeks. Makeup can be applied immediately after surgery. Minimal discomfort can be expected following the procedure, which can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon.