WHAT IS CHEEK AUGMENTATION?
Cheek volume and fullness is an important feature of the face that is often over looked, although it can have a direct impact on perceived age. Sunken or hollowed cheeks may be the result of genetics, or age-related facial volume loss. As we age, our cheek fat begins to sag, making the mid-face appear deflated and flat.
A deflated mid-face can make the eyes look tired and the face square, or "jowly." Cheek augmentation remedies these issues through the immediate and permanent restoration of mid-face volume. Cheek augmentation is accomplished by placing implants constructed of silicon, porous polyethylene, or GoreTex. The material used depends upon the needs and goals of each patient; however, regardless of the material, the implants are permanent as they will integrate with the natural underlying bone. That being said, it may be reassuring to know that cheek implants can be removed at any time.