Traditionally, strong cheekbones and facial angulation have been considered signs of beauty. Cheek implants add to the definition of the face and help improve facial harmony through two procedures – malar augmentation and submalar augmentation. The submalar implant may even give a more youthful appearance to the face or enhance the results of a facelift.
Before surgery, Dr. Fedok will study the contours of your face very carefully to determine whether an implant will help you and which type, malar or submalar, is best for your particular condition. There are a variety of sizes and shapes of preformed silastic implants used in these procedures, and it is necessary to determine which size and shape will provide the facial structure and balance you desire.
Candidates for malar augmentation may have inherited flat cheekbones which give no contour to the face, or they may wish to eliminate the cherub-cheeked look. Candidates for submalar augmentation seek to enhance the natural facial contours that have become hollow and contributed to a weak mid-face area. These candidates, who are usually men and aging women without substantial fatty deposits in their facial area, seek to fill out their face. The surgery may offer a more natural “high cheekbone” effect with the malar implant. Patients who have suffered facial trauma or have a congenital defect are candidates for cheek augmentation as well.
Cheek augmentation is a safe and relatively painless procedure that can enhance your natural beauty and give you the confidence you deserve. Benefits include:
The surgery is done with local anesthesia and mild intravenous sedation, or “twilight” anesthesia. The implant is usually placed through an incision in the mouth hidden in the upper lip above the gum line. There is no visible scar and dissolvable stitches are used.BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
There is little if any, pain associated with either implant surgery and the swelling is minimal. Very rarely will a patient suffer from bruising. Patients can return to work and other activities within two to four days.
Cheek augmentation carries the risk of infection, bleeding, asymmetry, nerve damage and implant migration. However, in the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Fedok, risks are minimized and results can be transformative. Don’t hesitate to enhance your facial features with confidence.