Cheek Implant
Cheek Implant

Cheek Implant

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As you age, the fatty tissues in your face diminish, and this can lead to a sunken appearance in your cheeks. Cheek implant surgery helps to restore volume to your cheeks and give you a more youthful look. It offers a natural appearance to your face post reconstructive surgery for traumatic injury, cancer, or other illnesses. Cheek implants are made up of silicon and are removable. Cosmetic surgeons must approach the procedure with caution to ensure that the implant is inserted in a way that looks natural and does not affect your speech or movement. The male cheek implant surgery is slightly different from the female surgery as the bone structure is different.

There are three surgical techniques used to place cheek implants:

  1. Malar implants: This technique is used to place the implant directly over the malar bone. This is the most common method used and is often referred to as a subperiosteal cheek implant placement. It is requested by patients who want a more dramatic increase in cheek projection. The goal of malar implant surgery is to provide an aesthetically pleasing facial appearance with a natural look.
  2. Submalar implants: This technique is used to place the implant in the lower portion of the cheek below the malar bone. It is often requested by patients who have had a facelift and want to achieve more projection in their cheeks. It is said to be an affordable and simple solution to the issue since they are placed exactly where the cheekbones start.
  3. Combined implant placement: This is a technique that is used when both malar and submalar implants are needed. The implant is placed in the same location as a submalar implant, but it is also partially inserted into the malar area. This technique is used when there is a lot of fat on the cheek or when the patient has thin skin.

The Procedure:

Cheek implant surgery is a fairly simple procedure that can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The surgery takes about an hour to complete. The cosmetic surgeon will make a small incision inside your mouth or just under the hairline and will insert the implant. Sutures are then used to close the incision.

Treatments

Cheek implant surgery is recommended for patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Deficient projection of the malar eminence
  • Flat malar contour
  • Asymmetry of the face
  • Pronounced nasolabial grooves
  • Flat cheek bones
  • Depressed cheekbone contour due to aging, trauma, or tumor
  • Unsatisfactory results from injections of fat, fillers, or implants in the malar area.

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