One of the most telling signs of aging is loss of volume in the cheeks. As the muscles and soft tissue in the cheeks age, they often lose tone and begin to sag. In youth, full cheeks contribute to a heart-shaped face, but this can be lost over the years.
Cheek augmentation through the use of cheek implants can help replace this lost volume. These implants are constructed from solid silicone which cannot be absorbed and cannot leak. This ensures that the fullness of your cheeks is retained for many years.
The augmentation procedure can be completed in our office while the patient is under local anesthesia or twilight sleep. The cheek implants are positioned above the cheek bones via small incisions within the mouth. The implants may need to be stitched into position using absorbable sutures. Following the cheek augmentation procedure, there may be some swelling for two weeks. An antibiotic mouthwash must be used during recovery to prevent infection in the incision areas.
The cheek augmentation procedure has become very popular due to its immediately visible outcome. The procedure is also completely reversible through a quick office technique should the patient desire it.
To learn more about cheek augmentation options, please schedule a consultation at the Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics website or call 561-624-0900.