Cheek implants restore youthful fullness to cheekbones that are often diminished by the aging process. Cheek implant surgery, or malarplasty, is often performed when the first signs of facial sagging becomes noticeable, which is typically between the ages of 40 and 50. Cheek implants can:
- Enhance facial proportions and symmetry
- Improve the appearance of hollow, sunken eyes
- Brighten an overall tired appearance
Whether high cheekbones were lost to the aging process or a facial feature that has always been desired, cheek implants can improve facial contouring, create more appealing proportions and add youthful volume and fullness to an otherwise thin or hollow-looking face.
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Cheek implant surgery is performed through a small incision inside the mouth. The medical-grade cheek implant is carefully positioned over the natural cheekbone to enhance the natural facial contour, adding height, volume and fullness to the face.
Cheek implant surgery is often combined with other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to create the desired facial balance and symmetry, such as:
How long is the recovery period for cheek implant surgery?
The recovery period from cheek implant surgery depends on whether the procedure is performed alone or in conjunction with other types of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. The results from cheek implants are apparent immediately. However, there can be varying degrees of bruising and swelling, which subsides gradually in two to three weeks.
Typically, normal daily activities can be resumed in one or two weeks, however vigorous exercise should not be done until the third week following surgery.
Are the results from cheek implant surgery long lasting?
Yes. The results are long-lasting as the cheek implants are permanent. However, the normal aging process will continue.
What are the alternative treatments to cheek implant surgery?
The Skin Center Medical Spa offers a minimally-invasive alternative to cheek implant surgery with non-surgical cheek augmentation. Non-surgical cheek augmentation is performed with injectable cosmetic fillers and the results are temporary. Many people considering surgical cheek implants often try non-surgical cheek augmentation first to see if they liked the effect before making a permanent decision with cheek implant surgery.
Are there risks associated with Cosmetic Surgery procedures?
Men and women of all ages choose cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons and the process of deciding to have elective cosmetic plastic surgery is highly individualized and very personal. This decision can offer lasting improvement not only to an individual's physical appearance, but also to their self-confidence and self-esteem. However, choosing to have any type of elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery is not without risk and potential complications.
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