Cheek implants enhance facial features with poor definition or inadequate projection, making the mid-face appear more fit and removing signs of aging from the under-eye area. Well-proportioned cheeks bring definition and balance to the face, improving the facial appearance as a whole. For some people, lack of definition in the cheek area causes the lower portion of the face to appear heavy. For others, a lack of soft tissue around the cheeks causes a gaunt, strained look. In any case, cheek surgery can enhance the problem area, resulting in a strong, healthy look.
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Benefits of Cheek Implant Surgery
Although cheek implants work in concert with facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty, facelift, and chin augmentation or chin reduction, the results of the cheek implant plastic surgery procedure alone are significant. Many patients who initially seek a midface lift find that cheek implants give them the uplifted and youthful contours they need without a facelift. Others get the best results from a combination of a facelift with cheek implants.
Before and after cheek augmentation pictures show how cheek cosmetic surgery creates handsome and classically beautiful facial proportions with enhanced balance and symmetry, as well as facial contours that are striking and more youthful. As a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist, Dr. Gowda offers a myriad of tailored techniques in order to individualize the cheek augmentation procedure to each patient’s unique facial proportions.
The Cheek Implant Procedure
Incisions for female and male cheek implants can be made under the eyes or inside the mouth. After making an incision, Dr. Gowda will situate the implants on a pre-discussed part of the patient’s cheeks (usually the top) and suture it in place. In some cases, such as with birth defects or traumatic injury, he may make small incisions into the cheekbone.
Dr. Gowda also offers non-surgical cheek augmentation procedures. These are not permanent like cheek implants, but can be long-lasting and provide comparable results with virtually no downtime. These non-surgical options include dermal cosmetic fillers such as Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, and Radiesse®, as well as the rejuvenating treatment Sculptra®, to smooth out hardened cheek lines and fill out the cheekbones for added definition and a plumper, more youthful appearance. Whether a patient opts for an injectable filler or cheek plastic surgery, each procedure is fully tailored to each individual’s face, which is why Dr. Gowda offers a variety of options.
Recovery from Cheek Augmentation
After receiving cheek implants, patients undergo a typical recovery period of 7-10 days. Post-operative pain is moderate and well-tolerated with medicine. Swelling, mild bruising, and numbness may temporarily occur.
After the surgery incision has healed, Dr. Sinha will remove any sutures outside of the mouth, while sutures inside the mouth will dissolve naturally. Dr. Gowda and his surgical team are available throughout the recovery process. Cheek implants are permanent. In fact, over time, the natural cheekbone becomes enmeshed with the implant material, so the enhancement is extremely sound structurally, becoming one with the natural bone.
As a best in class plastic surgeon, Dr. Gowda provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the physician/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in South East Michigan. The top rated plastic surgeon uses the latest techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible for your Cheek Augmentation (Cheek Implants) plastic surgery procedure.
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Novi, MI Plastic Surgery Office
26850 Providence Parkway
Novi, MI 48374
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3270 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084