Cheek augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhanced cheek contours, thereby creating greater facial balance and improved symmetry. There are two different techniques used to create the patient’s preferred result. To create high, more defined cheekbones, malar implants are placed on top of the cheekbones during surgery and inserted through small incisions inside the mouth, above the upper gum.
As we age, some individuals develop hollowness beneath their cheekbones. To restore cheek fullness, a submalar implant is placed on the underside of the cheekbone. These implants fill the hollow space and create a more youthful facial appearance. Implants are inserted through a small incision in the mouth, in the same fashion as the malar implant is incorporated.
There are many different sizes and shapes of implants that can be used, depending on facial shape. Patients trust Dr. Katz, a plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in practice to help you achieve the look you desire. Dr. Katz has an excellent reputation within the medical community for providing the highest quality of surgical care. For your comfort and convenience, he operates in an on-site, accredited surgical facility. Each procedure takes about an hour and is performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia.
Fat Grafts can also be performed to enhance the malar or submalar area.
If you would like more information on this surgery or Warren J. Katz MD, please call us at 972-239-7005. You may also inquire about some of the other surgeries Dr. Katz performs, such as chin implant surgery or facelift surgery.