Cheek augmentation is the surgical procedure of plumping up the cheek area. This is accomplished by placing an implant. This procedure helps to fill in hollows and plump up sagging skin. Are you a good candidate for cheek implants?

Most people who seek cheek implants do so for some of these common reasons:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Hollows beneath the eyes
  • Sagging facial skin

As we age, the cheeks lose their volume naturally. Hollows begin to appear in the middle of the cheeks. This can cause the tear troughs (the areas underneath the eyes) to appear sunken as well. Since the cheeks work as the scaffolding for the face, the skin has nothing to hold on to and starts to sag.

The jowl line will start to soften and then sag. Nasolabial folds (the deep lines that start at the nose and work to the edges of the mouth) will appear. The result is a face that looks older than it should. However, cheek implants are a simple and permanent way to reverse the effects of aging. People who have realistic expectations and are generally in good health are often good candidates for cheek augmentation procedures.

Cheek implants are also a good option if genetics haven’t produced the face a person wants. Sometimes genes are responsible for a very narrow or flat face that lacks structure and definition. Cheek implants can help to give patients symmetry, fullness and even confidence.

Dramatic, yet subtle results can be accomplished via a cheek augmentation procedure. People will notice a difference in your face, but they will likely be unable to pinpoint exactly what it is, except that you have a more youthful, refreshed appearance. That is exactly what you want them to notice, isn’t it?

Make an appointment with us at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna to see if cheek implants can benefit you. Dr. Smith and his team of professionals are at the ready to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started with cheek augmentation!