Written by Dr. Halaas
Surgical enhancement of the facial cheeks is a cosmetic procedure performed with the placement of cheek implants to restore or create a more esthetically pleasing appearance.
The type of cheek implants procedure used are basically malar implants, submalar implants or a combination of both types depending on the desired outcome.
Malar implants are placed on the cheekbones to provide projection to the cheekbones with higher contour to the side of the face.
Submalar implants are not placed on the cheekbones but used to augment the midface to improve a gaunt or hollowed appearance to this area.
Combined malar and submalar implants are extended implants that augment both the cheekbones and midface.
Frequently cheek implant surgery is performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift or chin augmentation.
Cheek implants NYC can be inserted through an upper mouth incision near the top of the gum line or through an external incision near the eye.
There are risks and benefits to both methods. When placing the implant through inside the mouth there is a greater risk of infection based on bacteria in the oral cavity but no visible scarring and when utilizing the external incision it can create minimal visible scarring with the risk of infection less likely.
Recovery time from cheek implantation is approximately ten days with either method of implantation.
People who would like to enhance their profile with higher cheekbones or restore a gaunt or sunken appearance as a possible result of aging should contact Dr. Yael Halaas.
Dr. Halaas is a Facial Plastic Surgeon well versed is all areas of facial plastic surgery procedures. She prides herself in the exemplary results she is able to accomplish, a fact that is verified by her peers as she is described as one of the top 10 facial plastic surgeons in New York City.
Permit Dr. Halaas to rejuvenate your face and enhance your profile as she has done for so many other satisfied patients.