I have very nondescript cheekbones. I would like them enhanced.

Question:

I have very nondescript cheekbones. I would like them enhanced and I think that cheek augmentation with an implant is the best way to go. What types of implants do you use? What are the risks associated with this type of surgery?

Answer:

The type of implants that we use are silastic and what we describe as a sub-malar implant. In a patient that has somewhat non-descript cheekbones, the aging process actually makes this problem somewhat worse. There are ways to re-volumize the cheeks without using a cheek implant but in certain patients cheek augmentation is the best option. This is performed through the mouth with small incisions and although this is a very safe surgical procedure, we always discuss with the patients the risk for potential infection. Fortunately the blood supply is extremely good in the face and the risk for infection is negligible.

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