3 Key Questions About Cheek Implants

If you have sunken or sagging cheeks, an important possibility to consider is whether cheek implants may be the right solution for you. Let’s take a look at 3 questions about the procedure that can help dispel some common misconceptions and fill in some key details.

1. Do cheek implants feel natural?

When done correctly, the answer is yes. When synthetic cheek implants are placed inside the natural pocket within the cheek – and, in some cases, fastened there via screws or sutures – they’ll feel like a larger cheek bone. After healing, you won’t even be aware of them, and you won’t be restricted from any of your normal physical activities.

2. Am I a good candidate for cheek implants?

As we age, significant redistribution of facial fat and fibrous tissues occur. Often, this process starts to happen sooner than many people think – it could be as early as your 40’s. There’s a fairly common misconception, similar to one that many people have about dental implants, which is that it’s only later in life that cheek implants can be the ideal solution, but that’s simply not the case.

3. Are implants the only possible cheek augmentation solution for me?

Not at all. In many individual cases, a facelift with volume adjustments to the cheeks can  provide the desired lifting effect in the cheeks. There are also non-surgical fillers such as Sculptra and Radiesse that can also be used to produce long-lasting results.
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