As we age, our faces lose fat and muscle tone, causing us to enjoy less three-dimensional facial definition. Facial implants, particularly cheek augmentation, can help restore a youthful appearance to the face by making cheekbones more prominent.
This procedure is done by making small incisions on the insides of your cheeks, so that no scarring will be visible on your face. Eventually the implants are accepted into the surrounding tissue, and last for a lifetime.
Here are some signs that facial implants might be right for you:
- You desire anti-aging effects: Many people notice as they age that have developed sunken areas around their lower cheeks that make them look older than they are. Implants can add volume to this area so you can enjoy a healthy, youthful fullness in your face once again.
- You want to change the contour and proportion of your face: Implants are carefully selected to match the effect you have in mind, so bring pictures to your doctor so you can talk about how you want to look.
- You're self-conscious about your "weak" cheekbones:High, defined cheekbones are considered a classical beauty feature that can elevate the entire face. Implants can accent your cheekbones so that they appear fuller and higher, making your entire face more pleasing to the eye.
While side effects from this procedure are relatively rare, it's essential all the same to have your procedure done with a board-certified facial plastic surgeonlike Dr. James Marotta. MarottaFacial Plastic Surgery is the premiere cosmetic and facial reconstructive surgery center on Long Island, New York, and with his years of specialized experience in this field, Dr. Marottawill make sure that you are cared for in the best manner possible.