Enhance Your Facial Structure with Cheek Implants

Posted by administration on February 19, 2014

Many people are surprised to learn that they can enhance their facial structure with implants.

Cheek implants can restore lost facial volume or provide a more distinct contour that one has never had before. The result is a fuller cheek region or higher and more prominent cheekbones creating a renewed youthful appearance.

Also called cheek augmentation, cheek implant surgery involves making an incision inside the mouth or the lower eyelid through which the implant can be inserted. Cheek implants are made of silicone rubber and they may be connected to the underlying facial bone to ensure proper long-term placement.

Types of Cheek Implants

  • Malar: placed on the cheekbones
  • Submalar: placed mid-face

Patients can also opt to have both malar and submalar cheek implants for significant facial re-contouring.

This outpatient surgery typically takes under an hour and results are immediate. Patients should expect swelling after surgery that can last several months and some mild bruising. It is generally recommended that patients wait approximately one week to return to normal activities.

Selecting the right location and size of cheek implants is truly an art form. If you are considering cheek implants, make sure you choose a surgeon who has a track record of success with this procedure.

To determine if you might benefit from cheek implants and to learn more about the cheek implant process, schedule a Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. Serota at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Aurora, Colorado today. Visit serotamd.com or 303-367-9000. 

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