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Cheek Implants IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Define Your Look

Beauty may only be skin deep. But, for centuries, well-defined facial features have been considered traits of physical beauty. Prominent cheekbones provide balance and definition. Possessing these features can even enhance your self-confidence. For those lacking these natural marks of distinction, make-up was their only alternative. But not anymore, with Cheek Implants in Los Angeles at Marina Plastic Surgery.

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What are Cheek Implants?

Now, thanks to modern technology, there is a safe method to provide those high cheekbones sought after by men and women worldwide. Cheek implants (malar augmentation) give Los Angeles residents a more vibrant and attractive look of distinction. These procedures can also benefit those with asymmetries or congenital defects. In patients 38-50 years old, cheek implants can improve the mid-facial contour and restore sagging mid-facial soft tissues, thus postponing the need for a facelift. For Los Angeles Cheek Implant patients, receiving a facelift as well can ensure longer-lasting results.

What are the benefits of Cheek Implants?

Facial implants have proven to provide a safe, predictable, low-cost, low-risk cosmetic surgical procedure.

To date, millions of facial implants made from non-toxic materials such as silicone and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) have been implanted, with no reported cases of allergic reaction. The implants, designed specifically for use in the mid-facial cheek area and the chin, come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These Cheek Implants can be custom-trimmed by your surgeon for a more natural fit.

There is a lovely structure that your cheekbones lend to your facial features. They shape your features and define your face, giving it a youthful appearance. Adding cheek implants to your facial characteristics can significantly improve the harmony of your face while maintaining your natural beauty.

Is there a non-surgical option for Cheek Implants?

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss non-surgical options, such as fat grafting or fillers like Restylane or Radiesse. These options are in-office procedures with minimal recovery time.

Fat Grafting

If fat grafting is advised for your Los Angeles Cheek Implant procedure, the fat is removed from the lower abdomen through the belly button area so as to minimize unsightly scarring. Another alternative is to remove fat from the flank region using a technique similar to liposuction while leaving the fat intact. The separated fat is then put into microsyringes and reinjected into the cheek region.

Dermal Fillers

In Los Angeles, Marina Plastic Surgery is the foremost injector of Radiesse fillers for aesthetic treatments. We specialize in cosmetic injectables and offer men and patients a wide selection of cosmetic fillers, allowing us to tailor treatments more precisely. Radiesse and Restylane dermal fillers are popular options for women and men who seek to increase facial volume and diminish lines and creases. Consultation to learn more about our dermal filler treatment.

Am I a good candidate for Cheek Implants?

When considering Cheek Implants Los Angeles patients may be an excellent candidate if they have age-related volume loss, flat or deflated cheeks, or hollow cheeks. You are also eligible if your cheeks are not symmetrical. Due to the fact that cheek implants are an elective surgical operation, you should be in good health and free of chronic illnesses.

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Your Cheek Implants Procedure

Before insertion, the implant is tailored to your facial shape. Your facial plastic surgeon will provide a local anesthetic unless you elect general anesthesia. Then, a tiny pocket is made for your Cheek Implants. The implants can be positioned either above the cheekbone (known as malar implants) or below the cheekbone (submalar implant). In some circumstances, the cheek implant must be designed to go on the cheekbone and then extend under the cheekbone to offer an extra definition. You will receive one of the top Cheek Augmentations Los Angeles has to offer, regardless of the method you select.

Submalar Implants

Around your early to mid-40s, you may begin to observe volume loss in this region as your fat cells migrate toward your lower cheek and chin region. Over time, this causes the cheeks to seem hollow and the lower face to acquire jowls. The submalar is situated at the exact location where the cheekbone begins, directly below the lower eyelid. As they are put right above the beginning of the cheekbones, submalar implants are a simple and inexpensive solution to this issue.

Malar Implants

The malar region is immediately beneath the submalar region. Essentially, it is where your cheekbone resides. Malar implants are less common than submalar implants, and younger patients in their 20s and 30s are more likely to want them. Malar implants are intended to provide a sharper, more angular shape, resulting in a bone structure that is more robust and well-defined.

Cheek Implant Recovery & Results

Recovery time after Cheek Implants is really brief. If no additional procedures were performed at the same time, most patients can resume their normal activities after roughly a week. Of course, every situation is unique, so you should talk to your facial plastic surgeon about any possible adverse effects. Your doctor might suggest that you avoid intense activities like exercise and heavy lifting during the first and second weeks.

Patients typically experience some little swelling, redness, and bruising around the incision sites as they heal. You should notify your doctor if the negative effects continue after one to two weeks. Silicone cheek implants are frequently secured to your natural bone structure with a screw, making them long-lasting. The treatment itself may take up to an hour, but the time required to remove or reshape the implants is approximately 10 to 25 minutes.

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Schedule your Los Angeles Cheek Implant consultation at Marina Plastic Surgery today

At Marina Plastic Surgery, we employ only medical-grade materials that have been proven to be safe and durable, and that are custom-made for each patient. Cheek implants for cheek augmentation can also be performed in conjunction with other treatments, like blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, browlift, facelift, or neck lift, to create a more youthful appearance. One of the top facial plastic surgeons in North America is Dr. Grant Stevens of Marina Plastic Surgery. He has treated patients from all over the world through a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.

Cheek Implants Frequently Asked Questions

Cheek Implants are performed in around 30 minutes and barely slightly hurt afterward. Frequently, a long-acting anesthetic is injected in the region, which causes the patient to lose feeling in their cheeks for about five hours. Most patients only use painkillers occasionally after that day, taking one or two that evening. With this treatment carefully performed by a skilled surgeon, the amount of pain is relatively low.

Cheek Implant surgery is a safe and effective procedure. However, some risks include skin discoloration, swelling, and scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture).

Marina Plastic Surgery offers bespoke procedures. The cost of your surgery is determined on your aesthetic objectives and any additional treatments. During your consultation, your patient coordinator will discuss all your costs.

Cheek augmentation is an elective cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. Marina Plastic Surgery offers payment and financing options for your convenience.


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