The Cheek Implant/Augmentation Procedure
By Hadi Rassael on June 14, 2014
Different facial features can bring out certain character traits or quirks of personality. This is especially true of the cheekbones. Having cheekbones that are well defined can bring out a certain air of sophistication, distinction, and allure in your overall appearance. Not everyone is born with such well-chiseled features, of course, but that's where cosmetic surgery comes into play. Many facial cosmetic surgery procedures can be performed that enhance your overall appearance and bring out the best in other facial features.
One way to improve the look of the cheekbones is to undergo cheek augmentation surgery. Let's take a moment right now to consider how this procedure is performed.
About Cheek Augmentation Surgery
Cheek augmentation refers to the use of facial implants to add greater definition to the appearance of the face. These cheek implants are placed directly into the cheekbone area and are custom crafted to the needs of the patient.
What are facial implants?
In basic terms, facial implants are specially crafted synthetic materials that are used to improve the appearance of different facial features. Facial implants are common for enhancing the lips, the chin, and the cheekbones. The precise shape of your facial implants will be determined by your surgeon, who will take into account the shape of the cheek implants relative to other facial features.
Ideal Candidates for Cheek Implants
The best candidates for cheek implants are people who would like to improve the prominence of their cheekbones and overall look of the mid-face area. They should be in overall good health and not suffer from medical conditions that would make surgery of any kind a risky endeavor. It's also important that patients have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it entails.
During a facial cosmetic surgery consultation, you will be able to learn more about cheek augmentation as well as other surgeries that can enhance and improve the contours of your face.
The Cheek Augmentation Surgical Procedure
There are a few different ways to perform cheek augmentation surgery, and it depends on if the procedure is performed alone or in combination with other facial surgeries.
If the cheek augmentation is performed with other surgeries, the implants may be placed using the incisions used for these other surgeries. For instance, it is not uncommon for cheek implants to be placed using the incisions for a facelift, a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or even a rhinoplasty. If performed alone, the cheekbone implants can be placed through incisions located around the lower eyelid area or incisions located in the mouth.
Whether performed with other procedures or alone, the cosmetic surgeon will carefully sculpt the existing bone and other structures before finding a proper resting spot for the implant.
Alternatives to Cheek Implant Surgery
If patients are not considered good candidates for cheekbone implants, non-surgical cheek augmentation may be considered. This will involve the use of dermal filler injections to enhance the volume and shape of the cheekbones. The exact dermal filler for your needs will be discussed in greater detail with your cosmetic surgeon.
Learn More About Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Rejuvenation
If you would like to learn more about cheek augmentation surgery and your many other options for facial aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation, we encourage you to contact our Chevy Chase, Maryland cosmetic cosmetic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you look your absolute best in the process.
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