Cheek Augmentation Techniques
Full, well-defined cheeks are among the hallmarks of both beauty and youth. Unfortunately, many of us do not have such cheeks, whether as the result of genetics or the passage of time. Thankfully, plastic surgery offers a potentially ideal solution in the form of cheek augmentation.
Facial plastic surgeon Dean G. Davis provides cheek augmentation of the highest standard to patients of his plastic surgery practice in Tampa. Cheek augmentation involves the placement of silicone implants, crafted to the precise specifications of the individual patient, in the cheek areas. These implants can be placed simply to improve the contours of the cheeks or as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation strategy. It all comes down to the preferences, goals, and unique needs of each patient.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can add volume and definition to your cheeks? Dr. Davis would welcome the opportunity to meet you in person during a private, one-on-one consultation at his office. Simply contact our plastic surgery practice today, and we’ll be happy to schedule your consultation.
Technique for the Placement of Cheek Implants
One of the reasons that cheek augmentation is so popular is that dramatic yet natural-looking results can be achieved without any visible scars from surgery. This is because the cheek implants are inserted through incisions made in the inside of the mouth. Because cheek implants are anchored to the cheekbone, they will not shift out of place, maintaining a natural appearance for the patient’s lifetime. The shape of the implants can be customized to the unique contours of the patient, providing just the right amount of volume at precisely the right locations.
On Their Own or in Combination with Other Procedures
Cheek augmentation can be performed on its own for patients whose primary goal is to improve the projection or volume of their cheeks. However, many patients choose to have the procedure combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures as part of a total facial rejuvenation treatment plan. Cheek augmentation is commonly performed along with rhinoplasty, mid- or full face lift, blepharoplasty, neck lift, forehead lift, and chin augmentation. These procedures can all be customized to ensure that the results complement each other and produce harmonious, balanced results.
Alternative Techniques to Augmenting the Cheeks
For patients who wish to enhance the volume of their cheeks without having to undergo cheek implant surgery, treatment with injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Radiesse® may provide perfectly satisfactory results. While the effects of these treatments are temporary, the treatments can be repeated safely as necessary. While the results will not be as dramatic as those possible through cheek implant surgery, they are extremely natural looking and quite durable. As with cheek augmentation with implants, injectable filler treatments can be performed on their own or in combination with other procedures, depending on the individual patient’s desires and needs.
For further information about cheek augmentation and how you might benefit from the procedure, we encourage you to call or email our plastic surgery practice today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have and assist you in booking your consultation with Dr. Davis.