As we age, our cheeks lose volume and start to sag.
A cheek implant can promote a more youthful balance and harmony to your facial features. If you have suffered a trauma to the face or have asymmetrical facial structure, you can ameliorate your aesthetic appearance with a cheek augmentation procedure. If you are self-conscious about your cheeks, you can benefit from the top cheek implants Beverly Hills has to offer.
A cheek implant is a cosmetic surgical procedure that augments the cheeks on a person’s face by adding volume or lifting the cheeks. Also known as malar augmentation, a cheek implant is often placed over the cheekbone to produce a fuller and more sculpted cheek appearance. A non-surgical option is using an injection like Restylane with a person’s own fat tissue.
There are three types of cheek implants: an implant surgery, fat transfer or the use of dermal fillers. Each option increases volume and contours to the cheeks and give definition to a person’s face. Cheek augmentation with implants is a surgical procedure that provides permanent results.
The most common materials used are Gore-Tex implants, Medpor implants and solid silicone implants. A fat transfer removes undesirable fat cells from a particular area such as the stomach or buttock area and grafts it into the cheek area to add volume for a healthier appearance. The third possible treatment involves injectable fillers like Radiesse and Restylane, hyaluronic acid that brings temporary fullness in the face. This option has a shorter recovery period but may also not last as long as the other two techniques.
Depending on which type of treatment you choose, at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills cheek implant procedures can take between less than an hour to a few hours. The easiest and fastest procedure is dermal fillers in which your surgeon injects small deposits of filler in the cheek area, often between the lower eyelids, nasolabial fold and the cheek. If necessary, a local anesthetic can be administered.
A fat transfer is quite similar to dermal fillers but the biggest difference is the use of natural fat from another area of your body such as the stomach or the thighs. Instead of injecting an artificial substance, fat transfer involves a quick liposuction procedure to “move” fat from one area of the body to the cheek area in order to add volume and bring fullness to the cheeks. The fat cells are cleaned and purified before being injected back into the body. For cheek implants, you and your surgeon will decide on the type of implants to be used for the procedure, whether Gore-Tex, Medpor or solid silicone, the most popular choice.
You will also make a decision on a possible intravenous sedation or a local or general anesthesia for your procedure. Depending on what is being done, incisions can be made near your cheeks, inside your mouth or under your eyelid. The incisions are only several millimeters in length. The implant is inserted through the incisions to augment the cheeks. The implant is usually placed in the outer upper cheek and the lower/mid-cheek areas. Sutures or skin adhesives are used to close the incisions.
You should expect to see an improvement in the appearance of your face with more prominent cheekbones. There are great benefits with Beverly Hills cheek implants such as:
During your Beverly Hills cheek implants consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals for your cheeks, any previous surgeries, any drug allergies, medical conditions and any medications, vitamins and herbal supplements that you are currently taking. The surgeon will evaluate your health and your pre-existing health conditions, examine your face and take photographs before recommending which treatment is best for you in order to give you the best cheek implants Beverly Hills has to offer.
The Doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute love what they do. If you want the highest quality of care from industry leaders who are as approachable as they are professional, you will find a perfect partner for your procedure at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Ritu Chopra M.S, M.D. is a warm and caring surgeon whose skill in the operating room is unsurpassed. Dr. Chopra specializes in highly technical procedures like deep plane facelifts and breast restoration following cancer or trauma.
Dr. Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a global leader in plastic surgery and Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors. His experience and passion for innovation can be seen in each procedure performed at The Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva, M.D. takes a holistic approach to plastic surgery. Dr. Villanueva helps find solutions that extend long after the initial procedure thanks to his innovative ability to integrate healing wellness practices into his treatment plans.
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“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
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“Exceeded All Expectations”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”
“My Experience with Dr. Villanueva was amazing. Dr. V. is very knowledgeable and very kind. He is easy to talk to and direct with the answers. He took his time to answer all my questions and I felt very confident before my procedure. I see amazing results even after 2 weeks Post Op. The staff was very friendly and helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! I am so thankful for him and his team and I will definitely go back for any surgical needs.”
“I Feel Confident Again”
“Dr. V and his staff were so welcoming and made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked into his office. He was kind to answer my million questions before and after my surgery. I am beyond excited and I feel confident again seeing my results. I highly recommend Dr. V. Thank you for making me feel comfortable and safe.”
“Very Passionate About What He Does”
“Dr. V. Is very passionate about what he does. He listens and has really good ideas for realistic expectations. He is very calm and professional. His staff is amazing...nurses, Samantha, anesthesiologist, office too. You can tell they are a great team! Very lucky to have Dr. Villanueva here in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills.”
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“Can't say enough about the wonderful experience that my daughter had. The whole process beginning to end went smoothly. Dr. Villanueva is incredibly professional and talented. He listened to Ria's needs and worked with her to achieve the desired result. Ria is healing well and very happy.”
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I've done the research for you and saw 25 top-tier surgeons before deciding on Dr. Chopra -- by far the most excellent and perfectionist plastic surgeon. He's a fantastic surgical artist. Professional. Comfortable. Kind. Compassionate. Trustworthy. 100% proven commitment to his clients. I've never known of a better doctor who could make vast changes to my face and neck that made me look younger and feel fabulous, and yet you would never have known I've had a facelift.
There are three main types of cheek augmentation: implants, fat transfer and dermal fillers. There are malar implants placed directly on the cheekbones for higher projection, submalar implants for fuller appearance or a combination of both implants. Fat transfer takes fat cells from one area of the body to use in the cheeks. For non-surgical options, there’s a variety of choices with popular fillers made of hyaluronic acid like Juvederm and Voluma XC, which are formulated specifically for the cheek area. You can also consider liposuction of fat from the cheek area or buccal fat pad removal that reduces prominent cheeks.
Our cheek implants surgery in Beverly Hills is safe, especially when carried out by a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra. Some of the risks with a cheek implant can include allergic reaction, bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, hematoma, infection, numbness, poor healing of incisions, scarring, seroma, skin loss or discoloration, swelling, scarring and thrombosis.
A scar from a Beverly Hills cheek implant will typically be inconspicuous or hidden inside the mouth, behind the hairline or inside the eyelid. The scar fades with time.
There is usually moderate to considerable amount of swelling around the cheek area and under the eyes. Cold compression therapy can help decrease the swelling. The majority of the swelling disappears after a couple of weeks.
You will feel some pain depending on the type of procedure you undergo. Ice compression therapy will always help with decreasing the amount of swelling. With dermal fillers, the pain is minimal and can be handled with topical anesthetic creams. Fat transfer depends on the size and area of the zone where the fat is grafted from. A cheek implant procedure will yield more pain in the cheeks compared to the other two options. Pain medication can be prescribed by the surgeon for relief and deal with discomfort. On the positive side, you will feel that your face now appears more youthful, your facial features are now more balanced and you will definitely feel more attractive.
Here are some tips in preparing for your procedure:
Following your cheek augmentation Beverly Hills patients may experience some discomfort and pain as well as some swelling and light bruising. You can alleviate soreness with pain medications and cold packs. Bandages or gauze dressings may be applied to your incisions to minimize the swelling and help your cheeks to heal. If you receive an incision inside your mouth, you may need to go on a liquid diet temporarily and use a special mouth rinse.
If you have any stitches in your mouth, they will dissolve within 10 days. You may have limited movement when you smile or talk to someone for a few days. It can take several weeks for the swelling to decrease. Most people return to work within 10 days and to their normal activities in about two weeks. After one to two months, you should start to notice the results, including a more balanced and defined facial structure.
The result of a cheek augmentation procedure is permanent and will redefine the shape of your face. It can take several months to see the final results as you slowly heal and reveal better facial contours. You will end up with a more defined facial profile and enhanced facial structure.
No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.
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