When cheek implants were first introduced to society, they were used as a way to reconstruct the face of an individual who because of a birth defect or because of an accident was deformed. They were a very effective tool in this regard. Nowadays, in addition to being used to help restore the appearance of a person who has experienced a facial trauma, they are also used to enhance the aesthetics of a person’s face. They are used to help a person who has weak cheeks to get the facial symmetry needed in order to have a pleasing appearance.

During the initial consultation phase for a cheek augmentation procedure, our doctor is going to sit down with you and discuss what makes you want to have cheek implants in the first place. He will look at your face and will let you know what he can realistically do with the technology that is currently available and the structure of your face.

It is important to understand that your cheeks are designed to provide a level of symmetry to your face. Just because high cheekbones or very structured cheekbones work on a particular individual’s face, this does not mean that it is going to work for you. The types of cheeks you should have and the results you will have after cheek implants are individual. As our doctor looks at you, he is going to examine your facial dimensions, as well as the natural shape of your face. This will help him determine where he will place the cheek implants.

The implant procedure is going to be performed under some form of sedation. This is an outpatient procedure that is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art surgical suite. Once the procedure is over, it is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for optimal results. Once you have fully healed, you will be able to enjoy the results of your procedure for years to come.

To get all the details about how cheek implants work, as well as how they can work for you specifically, make an appointment with Dr. Smith at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started!