When you are young, it’s common to exhibit a healthy fullness in the cheeks, making your face appear round or heart-shaped. When volume in this area decreases over time, that youthful appearance can become diminished. Dr. William E. Silver, at Rhinoplasty Specialist of Atlanta, consults with his patients to recommend cheek augmentation with a malar implant or injectable fillers. Both options increase the projection and volume in the cheeks to restore your youthful facial appearance.
Cheek implants are considered a permanent solution for cheek augmentation. Malar implants are specially designed prosthetics made of silastic, a firm silicone rubber that is used in a variety of medical applications. The implants are available in many shapes and sizes to match your facial structure. When performed as a single procedure, cheek augmentation requires an incision in the upper lip or in the lower eyelid. When performed in conjunction with a facelift, it can be inserted using a different method. Within the tissue of your cheeks a pocket is formed to hold the implant securely. See before and after photos of Dr. Silver’s cheek implant patients, here.
Dr. Silver uses fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse for cheek augmentation procedures. Using a topic anesthetic or to control discomfort, the filler is injected beneath the skin of your cheeks to a specific depth and then massaged briefly to ensure a smooth result. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler can last 6 months to a few years, depending on the product chosen and is much less invasive than cheek implants. See before and after photos of Dr. Silver’s cheek implant patients, here.
If you are considering cheek augmentation and not sure which option is best for you, give Dr. William Silver a call today and make an appointment for a consultation at (404) 586-4790.