If you’ve always coveted beautiful, high cheekbones, then you may be interested to learn that there are effective ways to make your cheeks appear more defined, lifted, and youthful. Simple cosmetic surgical solutions such as cheek implants can change the balance and definition of the face in a positive way. So how do cheek implants work?
Why Cheek Implants?
Gaunt cheeks can age a person, making them seem tired, unhealthy, and angry-looking. Cheek implants can be used for facial rejuvenation to fight aging, for redefining the cheekbones, or for balancing and filling out the face. Fillers are another solution for rejuvenating the cheeks and adding lost volume. However, fillers are only a temporary solution to these issues. Cheek implants are often added on to other surgical facial procedures, as the surgery only takes around 30-45 minutes to complete on average.
There are many shapes, sizes, and materials of cheek implants, which you and your doctor will discuss during your consultation. After one is chosen based on your needs, it will be put in place through an incision in either the gum or the blepharoplasty (usually for patients also undergoing eyelid surgery).
Your recovery process will vary depending on your incision site. For patients with gum incisions, diet restrictions may be put in place to help the mouth heal, while eyelid incisions also require special care. Sleeping with the head elevated, general rest, and avoidance of vigorous exercise and substances like tobacco all help to promote good healing and positive results. Assuming all goes well, you should be able to return to work in about a week.
Not sure cheek implants are a good fit? Only a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon can help you decide which facial treatment is right for you. You might try fillers as a test to see if you’d like to move forward with cheek implants, or you might decide a different type of surgery, such as a facelift, will help you the most.
Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon
Since cheek implants are not as common as some other cosmetic facial surgeries, it may be more difficult to find an experienced surgeon you trust. Always choose a board-certified surgeon who specializes in facial surgery and has experience performing cheek implants. For expert facial plastic surgery in the Toronto area, contact Dr. Robert A. Mounsey of Revesse at 416.438.2499 to set up a consultation. Dr. Mounsey is highly experienced in facial surgery, and offers compassionate, customized care.