Why cheek implants
Fat pads that give the cheeks definition can move, flatten, and even disappear with age, creating a bony appearance that enhances the look of wrinkles and lines. Patients who have thin, flat cheeks or a sunken appearance can benefit from a cheek augmentation. Cheek implants add definition to the cheek area, while balancing other facial features for a more youthful appearance.
The cheek augmentation procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Campbell or Dr. Daniel Butz will examine the cheek area and choose the correct size of cheek implants for the look you desire. Often times, the final sizing of the implants will be done in the operating room using “sizers.” This allows our doctors to determine which size implant provides the most desirable enhancement.
During cheek augmentation surgery, incisions are placed in the mouth above the upper teeth. The cheek implants are placed over the bony portion of the cheek and are frequently secured with a tiny dissolvable screw.
Cheek implant recovery & results
Recovery for augmentation with cheek implants at Quintessa is typically mild. As with chin augmentation, slight swelling can last several weeks to several months. This can make the cheeks look over-augmented, but downtime is typically less than one week.
The fuller, more youthful appearance of the cheek area and overall facial contours created by cheek implants is visible immediately after surgery and the results last a lifetime. Due to swelling, final results may not be visible for several months after the surgery.
Why choose Quintessa for a Cheek Augmentation
Quintessa’s team of licensed expert medical providers give you the attention you need and the confidence you deserve through customized state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical specialty treatments. At Quintessa, we believe that beauty begins with strong relationships; that’s why our team of caring, licensed medical specialists will get to know you first, then gently guide you toward the treatments that will achieve your ideal beauty. To learn more about facial contour surgery options, call us to schedule a consultation.