High cheekbones are a thing of beauty in modern-day opinion. Unfortunately, they don’t come naturally to everyone. Even more unfortunate, the aging process can diminish the appearance of full cheeks in many of those who do have them. To achieve the right facial contour, adding volume to the cheeks could be a step in the right direction. If you haven’t considered cheek enhancement before, its many benefits should give you several reasons to think it over.
Who Needs Cheek Augmentation?
The cheeks are one of the three main landmarks of the face: chin, nose, and cheeks. When one of these is out of proportion, the entire facial structure may seem unbalanced. Cheek augmentation can correct this imbalance if you have shallow cheekbones. This may be the result of heredity or the re-absorption of bone tissue that occurs with aging. Candidates for cheek augmentation will likely have a flat, hollow look about their cheeks and often the eyes, which are better defined with higher, more prominent cheek bones.
An ideal candidate for cheek augmentation is in good physical health, is psychologically stable, and has a desire to add definition to the upper face. Prospective patients should have a clear understanding of the healing process, the limitations of the cheek augmentation procedure, and realistic expectations for their desired results. Finally, you should discuss your known allergies with your plastic surgeon to ensure the implant material is safe for you to use.
About Cheek Implants
Today’s range of cheek implants includes many different sizes and shapes so there is one out there for just about any type of facial structure. They are also available in solid and semi-solid materials, but the silastic implant is used at the Aesthetic Surgery Center. The implants are inserted through a small incision inside the mouth.
One alternative treatment to cheek implants is facial fillers, an injectable treatment that provides volume on a temporary basis (JuvedermVoluma, Radiesse, or fat injections). If you’re considering cheek implants but nervous to head straight for surgery, facial fillers offer a fairly inexpensive way to “test drive” your new cheeks. Talk to your facial plastic surgeon about creating the results you might expect from surgery so you can get a good feeling for what may lie ahead.
Why Choose Cheek Implants?
Cheek augmentation through the use of cheek implants can offer many benefits to the right patients. Higher, fuller cheeks can improve your appearance, balance your other facial features, and even help you look more youthful. Successful cheek implant surgeries can give you better proportion and even boost your self-esteem. Cheek implants can also be used to correct facial asymmetries and congenital defects, as well as facial scarring.
Specifically, choosing cheek implants as your method of cheek enhancement provides you with some additional benefits, such as:
- A permanent cheek enhancement
- Controllable results, from slight to dramatic
- Safe, biocompatible materials
- Very low post-surgical risks
- Add-on procedure for other surgeries, such as a facelift.
Overall, the incredible benefits of cheek implants make them a top choice among patients looking to improve their complete facial contour. When balanced with the nose and chin, prominent cheeks are considered an attractive feature. Achieving this look can raise your self-confidence and affect many areas of your personal and professional life.
Consider Cheek Enhancement Today
Cheek implants or other enhancement methods could be a great option for you. To get more information about how this procedure can benefit you, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal or Dr. Richard Maloney, our double board certified facial plastic surgeons. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of facial plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.