Cheek Implants to Balance Your Facial Features

Cheekbones help define the face. They highlight the eyes, add balance to the facial features, and contribute to a youthful appearance.

With underdeveloped cheekbones, your face may look somewhat flat and expressionless while well-defined cheekbones create an attractive facial appearance. The effect is subtle, but good cheekbones are essential to good facial harmony. The problem becomes more apparent as we age and the cheeks take on a more hollow aspect. Tomorrow's Face has the solution with cheekbone enhancement through cheek implants, or malarplasty.

This cosmetic procedure uses malar (cheekbone) augmentation to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. With this procedure, cheek implants are inserted through incisions made inside the mouth, between the upper gums and cheek. A pocket is created over the cheekbone, the implant is placed, and the incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures. Careful placement of the implant is essential and Dr. Morrow will perform a thorough facial analysis before deciding on surgery.

The procedure takes about one to two hours and is typically performed as an outpatient using twilight anesthesia. Most people return to work one week later, and swelling subsides within two weeks. A soft diet and analgesics are required for several days.