Cheek Bone ImplantsCheekbone 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 SurgeryIf 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.
Ideal CandidatesCheek 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