What are cheek implants?
As we age, we tend to lose facial definition and volume. This can lead to a flattened appearance to the face and profile. Cheek augmentation can restore a youthful look to the face with the use of implants. It can benefit patients who have lost facial volume, have a congenital defect, or experienced facial trauma.
Patients may choose cheek implants for many reasons:
- To restore balance to the face due to congenital anomalies, facial trauma, or natural aging
- To enhance flattened profile
- To correct gaunt appearance in midface region
When you come to Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery, you will meet with one of our experienced oral surgeons, who will discuss and evaluate your condition and create a treatment plan designed to optimize your unique facial structure. The type of implant used, where the implant is placed, the location of the incision, the anesthesia selection, and more will be discussed with you during your consultation appointment.
Cheek Implant Procedure
Your surgical procedure will begin with the selected form of anesthesia. A small incision will be made either in the mouth or the bottom eyelid for the implant to pass through. A pocket is then created where the new cheek implant will be placed. Your oral surgeon can then pass the implant through the incision and into the pocket to secure it in place. This technique allows for minimal scarring with optimal results.
A typical cheek implant procedure can take up to two hours to complete but may be longer or shorter depending on your specific treatment plan. Some swelling and bruising is to be expected following your cheek implant procedure. Your oral surgeon may prescribe medication to help manage post-operative discomfort. Please follow all pre- and post-operative guidelines to allow for optimal healing and a smooth recovery period.
If you have any questions about this treatment, please give us a call.
Cheek Implants at Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery
If you’re interested in any of the treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact our office to see how we can help you. We have offices conveniently located in Ashland, KY, or Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Hurricane, Kanawha City, Parkersburg, or Princeton WV.
We work closely with The Facial Center to provide a range of cosmetic services, including HydraFacial MD®, JUVÉDERM®, facelifts, and so much more! Call us or visit The Facial Center’s website to learn more.