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    Cheek Augmentation Surgery

    Cheek Augmentation Surgery

    Cheek Augmentation Surgery | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodCheek implants offer contour and volume to depleted cheeks. Cheek augmentation plastic surgery is beneficial for individuals with weak cheek anatomy, a narrow or flat face, or those who have lost volume in the cheeks due to the process of aging. 

    Cheek enhancement surgery offers an appealing cosmetic solution to many individuals due to the simplicity of the procedure and its high success rate. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides cheek implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


    Cheek Bone Implants

    Cheekbone implants have a proven record of safety and success in aesthetic enhancement. These implants have been in use for more than 60 years. Various synthetic materials, ranging from very rigid to pliable, are used to create cheekbone implants. These implants come in many shapes and sizes. 

    It is possible to customize most cheekbone implants to individual facial anatomy. Cheek implants, such as those comprising silicone, do not fuse with the tissue and can readily be extracted at a later date, if required. Conversely, cheekbone implants made of hydroxyapatite fuse with the natural tissue, becoming a part of the cheek structure. 


    Cheek Enhancement Surgery

    In case the patient decides to undergo cheek enhancement along with another facial cosmetic surgery, such as eyelid lift, brow lift, nose reshaping, or facelift, the surgeon can insert the cheek implants using common incisions. 

    In case cheek augmentation is the only procedure that the patient is undergoing, the surgeon can place the implants via small incisions made in the mouth or lower lids. The surgeon will create small pockets in the cheek tissue to place these implants. 

    After placing the incision, they will then close the incision with sutures. The sutures will be removed in ten days, and if they are absorbable, they will dissolve in around the same duration if placed inside the mouth.  


    Suitable Candidates

    Cheek enhancement is most suitable for individuals who share some or all of the following qualities:

    • Sunken hollows beneath the eyes
    • A downturned mouth
    • Deep nasolabial folds
    • Loose facial skin
    • Prominent jowls or facial folds
    • Poorly defined cheek area


    Cheek Augmentation Procedure

    In general, patients receive cheek augmentation surgery in an outpatient surgical center or a hospital. The duration of the procedure will depend on its extent and the type of implants being used.

    The surgeon will make an incision and create a pocket to hold the implant. The incisions are usually placed inside the mouth or through an opening just beneath the lower lash allowing the incision to blend with the lash line in an inconspicuous manner. 

    The incisions underneath the skin are closed using absorbable sutures while cuts on the skin’s surface are typically sealed with removable sutures. The implant type being used determines the positioning of the implant. Malar implants are placed in the outer upper cheek area, and it offers the patient a high cheekbone appearance. 

    Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for cheek implants.


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    How to Choose The Best Plastic Surgeon For Brow Lift Surgery

    Choosing The Best Plastic Surgeon For Brow Lift Surgery | Beverly HillsBrow lift cosmetic surgery is an intricate procedure that involves the delicate eye area. For this reason, patients should identify a highly qualified and experienced surgeon for brow lift. 

    Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides brow lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. 


    Why Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?

    When working with a board certified plastic surgeon for a delicate procedure such as brow lift surgery, the patient receives an automatic guarantee that the surgeon would have undergone a minimum number of years of training in the field of plastic surgery. 

    American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified plastic surgeons invest in the highest quality standards and surgical best practices, adopt the latest surgical technologies and techniques and pursue continuing education to upgrade their knowledge and skills. 



    Patients should work with a surgeon with specialized training. At the same time, it is important to understand whether the surgeon has adequate hands-on experience in brow lift plastic surgery. 

    If the patient seeks a specific type of brow lift plastic surgery or additional facial rejuvenation procedures, they should choose a cosmetic surgeon with experience in these specific procedures. 


    Desirable Qualities of a Brow Lift Surgeon

    • Easy to talk to, warm, and compassionate
    • Inclined to offer the patient in-depth information on the procedure
    • Passionate about making a positive change in the patient’s life through plastic surgery
    • Offers customized attention and care to each patient
    • Ability to understand the cosmetic needs, aspirations, desires, and hopes of the patient
    • Has an artistic bent of mind with a sense of form, balance, and proportion
    • Uses the latest techniques ensure that the brow lift surgery is minimally invasive and leads to minimal scarring


    Focus on Individualization and Innovation 

    Each person has unique facial features, which makes it crucial for the surgeon to individualize the procedure depending on the specific anatomical and cosmetic needs of the patient. Patients experience the highest levels of satisfaction when the procedure is customized to create more complete and natural outcomes.

    Plastic surgeons who focus on routinely upgrading their knowledge and skills by educating themselves on cutting-edge surgical techniques and latest technologies usually offer their patients excellent outcomes.

    Using innovative procedures is most favorable for patients as these techniques are often an improvement over previous ones. The use of cutting-edge solutions allows procedures to be less painful and minimally invasive with reduced risks and quicker recovery times. 



    The background and certification of the surgeon is an important factor when considering a surgical procedure. But the surgical venue is an equally important consideration. Brow lift plastic surgery should ideally be undertaken at a hospital or a facility that is accredited by the American Associations for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

    The surgical facility must uphold the most stringent standards of safety and hygiene to receive this prestigious certification. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for brow lift.


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    Brow Lift Surgery Recovery

    Brow Lift Surgery Recovery | Beverly Hills | West HollywoodBrow lift plastic surgery may be undertaken using the traditional or the endoscopic technique. 

    Recovery can differ marginally in each case, and the surgeon will discuss the recovery aspect at the time of the pre-operative consultation. The main objective of the surgeon will be to enable the patient to make a judicious decision. 

    To enjoy a safe and predictable recovery, the patient should follow the surgeon’s guidelines in a diligent manner. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides brow lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.


    Temporary Side Effects

    After brow lift surgery, the patient will likely experience a few mild side effects in the initial recovery stage. These side-effects will be much less pronounced if the surgeon uses innovative techniques such as an endoscopic brow lift. These side-effects may include:

    • Inflammation
    • Tingling
    • Bruising
    • Pain or general discomfort
    • Itching
    • Numbness
    • Tiredness


    Initial Recovery Phase

    The patient should use cold compression around the eyes in the initial two days following brow lift cosmetic surgery. This will help reduce inflammation. The surgeon may instruct the patient to sleep with the head in a raised position for at least one week. 

    While pain is not a major concern, the patient may experience some firmness in the brow and forehead areas. The surgeon may prescribe pain medications for the initial few days.

    The most inflammation will occur in around two to three days and will start subsiding after that. The bruising will typically occur minimally in the brow, but slightly more in the adjacent areas. The bruising typically resolves on its own in around two to three weeks. 

    The patient may be allowed to bathe and shower in one or two days following the surgery. But they will need to avoid hot water tubs, steam baths, and hair dryers for a few weeks. The patient may be unable to feel the hot temperature due to numbness in the treated sites. Therefore, it is safer to avoid hot water. 

    The surgeon may remove the stitches in around seven to ten days following a brow lift. The patient is encouraged to undertake gentle walks and light activities at home in the initial week to enhance blood supply in the incision areas. However, they should avoid performing vigorous exercises and heavy lifting for around three weeks.


    Recovery Guidelines

    The common recovery guidelines for brow lift plastic surgery are:

    • Wear bandages for one to two days following the surgery
    • Wait until the bandages are taken off to wash hair and shower
    • Keep the head raised with pillows for a few days after the procedure
    • Apply ice packs to manage inflammation
    • Apply any prescribed ointment to the incision sites to help minimize scarring



    After the brow lift cosmetic surgery, it may take a few weeks for the inflammation to resolve. After this, significant improvement in the forehead and brow will be obvious with a wrinkle-free, smooth appearance. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for brow lift.


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