Illness, aging, genetics, or other factors can be contributory factors to the loss of facial volume, especially in the mid-face region.
Cheek augmentation plastic surgery can help correct thinning mid-face and depleted cheek fullness. Cheek implant surgery candidates can accomplish a rounder, more youthful face through this procedure.
Individuals with weaker mid-face anatomy, a narrow or flat face, or having a sunken cheek appearance because of aging can make suitable candidates for cheek augmentation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides cheek implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
An appropriate candidate for cheek enhancement will be in good overall health and have clear cosmetic goals and a positive frame of mind. In general, candidates are unhappy with the depleted fullness in the mid-face and less prominent cheekbones. They should choose to undergo the procedure due to their personal desire, and not because someone else asked them to undergo it.
Any facial plastic surgery procedure, such as cheek enhancement, is a personal choice. The candidate should be the one making this decision. Cheek enhancement is not merely for people who have lost fullness in the cheeks over time.
Certain candidates may have a weaker bone structure and less mid-face volume despite being younger. For this reason, even younger candidates may undergo cheek augmentation surgery to restore a rounder, fuller face.
Some individuals may have received soft tissue filler injections in the past to create temporary fullness in the cheeks. They could consider cheek implants as a permanent solution for depleted or thinning cheeks.
Cheek enhancement is typically suitable for people with the following cosmetic concerns:
- Depleted cheeks
- Noticeable nasolabial folds
- Poorly defined cheeks
- Prominent facial folds or jowls
- Loose facial skin
- A downturned mouth
- Hollows underneath the eyes
Age and Lifestyle
Cheek enhancement cosmetic surgery candidates must be at least 18 years old (or above the age of 21 years for specific treatments), and not have any underlying health condition that could pose a risk during surgery or recovery. The candidate should not smoke or be willing to stop smoking for a specified duration before and after the surgery.
Facial Bone Structure
Ideally, the underlying facial bone structure of the cheek implant candidate should be strong enough to offer support to the implants. These candidates will typically accomplish better and more sustainable results. Candidates whose facial characteristics are not so distinct can derive more benefit from cheek implants, with or without facelift surgery.
Cheek augmentation surgery candidates should clearly understand the advantages and limitations of this procedure. A responsible and experienced surgeon will offer pertinent information on various facets of the cheek surgery to the patient, allowing them to develop reasonable expectations.
It is important for the patient to have a positive attitude about the surgery. The patient should be undergoing this procedure out of their own will, and not because they were cajoled by someone into getting surgery. Only the patient should make any decision regarding their face and body.
Patients should also not have any health conditions that may make them ineligible for surgery. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for cheek implants.
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