Prominent cheek bones or high cheek bones are a recognized as an attractive feature. Cheek implants can improve facial balance and enhance your appearance. Improving a long face that is not in proportion to the width of the face, cheek implants provide balance and harmony. Malar augmentation can be performed to correct flat cheek bones or underdeveloped cheek bones. Cheek augmentation is also performed to correct sunken cheeks, which develops with aging. Cheek augmentation with a facelift can be provide the volume necessary for deflated or sunken cheeks while the facelift treats loose skin or saggy skin and tightens the jaw neck line. Dr. Funk will evaluate your bone structure and appearance do determine if cheek augmentation is right for you.
Cheek implants provide balance and equal proportions to the face which are the features that define beauty. High cheek bones are a unique quality to an aesthetically beautiful face. Sunken cheeks, flat cheeks, or depressed cheeks can lead to disharmony in the face. Patients with very long faces may have a disproportionate length of their face when compared to its width. Cheek augmentation with the appropriate implant may help provide better facial balance. Cheek implantation may also restore volume that has been lost as we age. Deflation of the face occurs with loss of fat, elastin, and collagen as we age. Restoring this volume in addition to treating Dr Funk’s other two D’s of aging (Descent, and skin Deterioration) with a facelift, laser or chemical peel is essential to maintaining a youthful appearance.
There are many kinds of facial implants. Silastic implants are most common as they are easily inserted, integrate well with the facial bones and tissues, do not have a tendency to migrate or move, and rarely if ever get infected.
Facial implants provide a permanent solution to augment the bony structure of the face. They do not degrade, rarely shift, extrude, or get infected. Silastic implants can be easily removed if necessary.
Facial fillers can be used for cheek augmentation. Fillers are injected under local anesthesia in the office. Filler injection has virtually little to no downtime and minimal to no bruising or pain. Deep injection of facial fillers for volume provides an excellent, long-lasting result for those patients considering facial implantation. Radiesse, Perlane, and Juvederm are often used to enhance the cheeks and the submalar region. Dr. Funk also performs facial fat grafting to enahnace and/or rejuvenate these regions.