Cheek Implants

Heredity may cause some people to not have well-developed cheekbones, or their cheekbones may not be in balance with their other facial features. Others, who had well-defined cheekbones when younger, have lost this definition as the cheek soft tissues have started to droop with the aging process.

A permanent way to achieve high and pronounced cheekbones it through the use of cheek implants

Cheek implants are made in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing surgeons to customize the implants to the individual. Cheek implants are placed on top of the cheekbone through an incision made usually inside the mouth, thus keeping the incision scar hidden. During the procedure, a pocket is created into which the implant is inserted. This helps anchor the implant in place. Tiny, absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions.

During the recovery process, there may be some discomfort during talking and eating, but this dissipates with time. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection. Some temporary swelling and bruising of the face are to be expected; however, keeping the head slightly elevated when reclining and applying cold compresses may help reduce swelling. Chewing food and brushing your teeth might be a little uncomfortable for a week to ten days.