Your cheeks help define your face, just like your jaw line. Perhaps you never warmed to the look of your cheeks, or maybe they have changed with age. Perhaps your cheeks were once high and full, but have now started to sag. If any of these scenarios speak to you, you may want to consider cheek augmentation to get the look you desire.
Cheek Augmentation surgery enhances the shape and size of your cheekbones in particular and your face overall. It removes the sagging effect of the cheek and provides a more youthful appearance by restoring fullness in the cheeks.
There are several medical options available for cheek augmentation like injections of soft tissue injectable facial fillers (link) etc, but for achieving permanent results a cheek augmentation surgery is recommended.
How is cheek augmentation with implants performed?
Cheek augmentation with implants takes from one to one-and-a-half hours to perform. Incisions will be placed as inconspicuously as possible within the mouth or lower eyelid area. A pocket is crafted over the cheekbone and the implant is inserted and affixed to bone or soft tissue. The surgeon then closes the incisions with sutures.
When will I be able to see the results & how long will the results last?
The results are immediate, although you may think that the implants are far too large at first due to the swelling. It may take a few months time for actual results to emerge.
Standard cheek implants are designed to last your lifetime. If you go the filler route, the augmentation will last several months to a year.
What is the downtime associated with a cheek augmentation procedure?
You can expect to resume regular activities in about one to two weeks. Major social functions should be postponed for at least four weeks to be sure that all the swelling and bruising has subsided.