Malar Implants (Cheek Augmentation)
Cheek augmentation surgery is designed to restore and lift the cheekbones, balancing facial features and restoring a youthful appearance. This is achieved by increasing the projection of cheekbones and adding volume. Patients requesting malar implants may wish to change the shape or size of their cheeks and give the face a more proportional and balanced appearance.
Solid silicone facial implants are available in a variety of different profiles and sizes to increase fullness and projection of the cheeks. Small incisions are usually made inside the mouth and a “pocket” or space for the implant is created next to the bone. The implants are placed in the pocket and the surrounding soft tissue is sutured closed.
General or Monitored
Approximately 1-2 hours
Individuals who seek improvement to the contour of their face
Those with realistic expectations
Altered sensation (numbness, tingling or hypersensitivity)
Malposition of the implant
Although the sutures used inside the mouth will be dissolving, you are cautioned to avoid strenuous activity and rough contact around the area of the implant for 4-6 weeks post-operatively.