Prominent cheeks are considered an attractive facial feature, but the look can be difficult to achieve without a bit of help. As we age, we lose volume in the face, resulting in cheeks that look flat or recessed. But cheek implants, or cheek fillers, turn back the clock on aging. Implants and fillers can add fullness and volume to the face by sculpting the cheekbones. Cheek implants can also get rid of facial lines and wrinkles while adding body and contour. Whether you have a weak bone structure, a narrow face, or have lost cheek volume due to aging, cheekbone implants are a simple solution that can enhance your cheekbones and boost your self-confidence.
How Do They Work?
Facial implants and fillers work can add volume to the face. Fillers are only a temporary solution for restoring volume lost with aging and need to be replaced every 6 to 18 months. Implants are a type of facial plastic surgery in which permanent implants are placed in the face. Because implants do not have to be replaced, it is a more cost-effective solution over a patient’s lifetime. Cheek implants contour your face and cheeks, resulting in a younger-looking appearance.
If you choose to pursue cheek implants, your procedure will likely be administered at a plastic surgery clinic. Here’s what you can expect from the surgery.
1. Anesthesia will be administered to ensure comfort during the procedure. This might be local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia depending on the patient.
2. Your surgeon will make small incisions near your cheeks. If a fat transfer is used, the incisions will be near your cheeks. If solid cheek implants are used, then the placement of the incision depends on your surgeon. Some surgeons insert the implants through an incision on the inside of the mouth, and others perform the operation through an incision under the eyelid. If they are being placed in conjunction with a facelift, your surgeon will use the incisions from the facelift to place the implants.
3. After the implant is placed, your doctor will close the incisions using sutures or skin adhesives.
4. After the surgery, your face will look fuller, and your cheeks will look lifted. Fat transfer can last several years, but solid cheek implants are permanent.
The cheeks are one of the major landmarks of the face, and the benefits for cheek implants are numerous. If you have low cheekbones or recessed cheeks, cheek augmentation can improve the balance of your other facial features. Higher, fuller cheeks make the face look more youthful, and high cheekbones give your face a better sense of proportion and symmetry.
Overall, the benefits of this procedure make them a popular choice for patients looking to improve the contour of their face. As an easy add-on to a facelift, cheek implants can not only improve the dimension of your face but can boost your self-esteem.