Facial implants are specially formed solid, bio-compatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. The precise type and size of implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct, and your surgeon’s judgment. Your Cumberland Plastic surgeon will work with you to decide what may work for you.

What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is accomplished with implants that increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas which may be recessed or flat. Plastic surgeons in Morgantown, WV use implants for interested patients.

Am I a good candidate for Cheek Augmentation?

Plastic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence. This procedure is a good option for you if you are physically healthy, do not smoke, and have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement of your cheekbones.

What can I expect from Cheek Augmentation?

The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues, and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your cheekbones is disproportionate, it can significantly affect your self-image. Cheek implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. They define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features. Defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate all create structural balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.

How long is recovery from Cheek Augmentation?

The specific area to be augmented in the cheek determines where an implant will be positioned on the cheekbone. Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline. Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within 1-2 weeks following your surgery. While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate. The final results of your facial implant surgery will be long-lasting, however, the initial healing phase may include localized swelling, discoloration, numbness or discomfort. In addition, facial movements may be temporarily restricted or impaired. These are common conditions.