Cheek implants provide volume and contour to depleted cheeks. Cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery is beneficial for people with weak cheek anatomy, a flat or narrow face, or who have lost fullness in the cheeks due to aging.
Cheek augmentation is a highly appealing cosmetic solution for many people due to the simplicity of the procedure and its high rate of success.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Cheek Bone Implants
Cheekbone implants have a proven safety record and successful aesthetic enhancement. These implants have been in use for over 60 years. Cheekbone implants are created from various synthetic materials ranging from fairly rigid to pliable. These implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Most cheekbone implants can be individualized to specific facial anatomy. Cheek implants such as those made out of silicone do not fuse with tissue and can be conveniently extracted in future, if necessary. On the other hand, cheekbone implants such as those made of hydroxyapatite join with the natural bone tissue becoming a part of the cheek anatomy.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery
If the patient chooses to receive cheek augmentation along with another facial plastic surgery such as brow lift, eyelid lift, facelift, or nose reshaping, the surgeon can place the cheek implants using the same incisions they place for those surgeries.
If cheek augmentation is the only procedure the patient is undergoing, the surgeon can place these implants through tiny incisions made in the lower eyelids or mouth. The surgeon develops small pockets in the cheek tissue to place these implants.
They will then seal the incision with sutures. The sutures will be taken out in ten days, and if they are dissolvable, they will dissolve in the nearly the same duration if placed within the mouth.
Cheek augmentation is most beneficial for people who share some or all of the below mentioned attributes:
- A downturned mouth
- Sunken hollows underneath the eyes
- Deep nasolabial creases
- Loose facial skin
- Prominent facial folds or jowls
- Poorly defined cheek region
Cheek Augmentation Procedure
Patients typically undergo cheek augmentation surgery in a hospital or an outpatient surgical center. The time taken for the procedure is between 45 minutes and two hours. The procedure’s duration depends on its extent and the type of implants being placed.
The surgeon will place an incision and develop a pocket to hold the implant. The incisions are typically made within the mouth or through an opening right underneath the lower lash enabling the incision to blend with the lash line inconspicuously.
Incisions beneath the skin are sealed using dissolvable sutures while cuts on the surface of the skin are commonly closed with removable sutures.
The positioning of the implants depends on the implant type being used. Malar implants are placed in the outer upper cheek region providing the patient with the high cheekbone look. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for cheek augmentation.