Cheek Implants & Facial Implants
As we age, the bone structure of our faces actually shrinks, leading to less prominent cheek bones. Gravitational forces and repetitive facial movements cause our cheek tissues to sometimes drop, causing deep grooves to develop. The end result is a loss of a youthful heart-shaped face and less prominent cheek bones. In addition, the soft tissues under our eyes can descend, creating unattractive dark circles.
Why have cheek implants?
There are several cosmetic options available to correct mid-facial aging. Early changes can be temporarily stopped with synthetic dermal fillers or addressed with a fat transfer to your face. More advanced signs of aging may be better solved with a mid-face lift surgical procedure or with cheek implants . The latter option (cheek implants) provides a truly permanent enhancement.
Cheek implants are semi-soft materials naturally shaped to rejuvenate your cheeks or mid-facial area. There are a number of different shapes and sizes of implants to fit every patient. Malar (for high cheek bones), submalar (for low cheek bones) and tear trough (for under the eyes) are all available.
Cheek Implants Surgery Procedure:
Cheek implants are solid materials placed directly on the bone surface to create a fuller appearance. They are usually placed through a hidden incision inside the mouth or inside the lower eyelid. No visible incisions are necessary.
Cheek implants are permanent and are difficult to feel through the face once the healing process has finished. Most patients choose to undergo a brief general anesthetic for comfort during the placement of the implants.
Cheek Implants Post-Op Results:
You will experience some swelling after cheek implants are placed. This can be minimized by following the post-operative instructions closely, limiting activity, and maintaining cool compresses on the cheeks for a few days. The swelling will disappear after one to two weeks. Pain is rare after this type of surgery, and most patients just describe some general tenderness.
How much are Cheek Implants in Columbus, Ohio?
The total average fee for a cheek implant procedure is about $5300. An exact quote will be given upon consultation and examination.
Real Patient Review
Dr. Michael Sullivan of the Sullivan Center in Worthington, Ohio did an excellent job. His staff was very professional, and the doctor is very accessible in answering any concerns and questions. Masterly done.
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