Cheek Implants

Prominent cheekbones have always defined the classic notion of beauty because defined cheekbones enhance a facial profile by improving the overall proportion and harmony of the face. As early as our thirties, many of us start to notice unwelcome changes in the mid-face and if you have lost the distinct cheekbones you once enjoyed when you were younger, a cheek implant may be a solution for you. At Shine Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Daniel H. Lin performs cheek implant surgery (malarplasty), also known as malar (high cheek) or submalar (low cheek) augmentation to dramatically improve your facial contour by restoring your once prominent facial features. As you age, your cheeks start to look sunken emphasizing the hollows under your eyes. Marionette lines start to become deeper and nasolabial folds become more noticeable as your cheek fat pads descend and Dr. Lin uses specialized techniques to restore a more natural look to your mid-face.

Cheek implants can rejuvenate your facial profile if you have conditions that include:

  • Cheeks that are flat looking, hollow, and lacking contour
  • Deep lines that have developed between your nose and the corners of your mouth
  • Your face is out of balance with your other facial features
  • You have lost the fullness and youthfulness in your cheeks
  • Your smile lines are making you look older

A cheek implant is an anti-aging surgical procedure that safely and effectively corrects the problems listed above. Dr. Lin typically performs cheek implant surgery using IV Sedation however if it is combined with other surgical procedures, MAC (monitored anesthesia care) may be used. After you are sedated and comfortable, Dr. Lin will use the surgical technique discussed during your consultation that best meets your individual needs. Cheek implant surgery is performed through an invisible, intra-oral incision in the upper gum in your mouth and through this incision; Dr. Lin will create a pocket in which the implant (prosthesis) is situated. You can rest assured that Dr. Lin is highly skilled and experienced in positioning the implant to achieve precise placement and your desired aesthetic results. He will sculpt and augment the area to maintain proper balance, restore proportion, and enhance your appearance and most swelling will subside in 10-14 days after your surgery. Complications are rare and any discomfort is easily managed with medication. Your results will be visible within a few weeks after your swelling completely subsides and your internal sutures will dissolve on their own.

Dr. Lin performs cheek implant surgery using his skills and expertise to effectively address visible age-related changes to your mid-face area. To enhance the results of cheek implant surgery, Dr. Lin may also recommend adding injectable fillers such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane®, or Juvéderm®. Some patients also choose to combine other facial enhancement procedures such a blepharoplasty or a facelift with their cheek implant surgery. If you are tired of looking in the mirror and being disappointed with the appearance of your mid-face, please call Shine Cosmetic Surgery today to find out if you are a good candidate for a cheek implant.