The cheek region is a central and vital element of one's facial look. Situated among the pyramidal landmarks of the eye, mouth, and jaw angle, its prominence (or lack thereof) gives projection to the middle of the face. In today's society, the perception of higher or prominent cheekbones is a single that is a optimistic statement about attractiveness and beauty. It is not clear why higher cheekbones cast this image, but we all know the emotional response when we see it.

Today's plastic surgery tactics and contemporary facial implants now make it feasible to deliver a wide variety of cheek enhancements. Highlighting distinctive locations of the cheek complicated is produced feasible due to the fact of the numerous distinctive designs of cheek implants that are out there. Diverse cheek implant shapes are out there that can improve the front, side, underside, as nicely as the bone underneath the eye in front of the cheek. For the reason that of these distinctive style possibilities, it is vital that a plastic surgeon appear very carefully at the anatomy of the cheek to establish which components of it must be enhanced.

The 'traditional' cheek implant is actually like a shell which covers all elements of the curved cheek, adding volume to the front and sides of it in equal amounts. For these individuals with actually flat cheeks, this is typically a excellent option. The implant can be slid additional forward or additional to the back of the cheek to customize its effects. Submalar cheek implants sit far more on the underside of the cheek bone. They push up loose overhanging cheek tissue and , as a outcome, are far more perfect for the aging patient with loose or sagging cheek skin. They also are excellent for individuals who have had loss of the buccal fat pad and hollowing of this region. (facial lipoatrophy, e.g., HIV illness) For the reason that the submalar implant fills the upper element of the buccal space as nicely as the underside of the bone, a dual impact is accomplished. Tear trough implants are not actually cheek implants per se. They fill underneath the eye region which is in front of the cheek. For these individuals with some excellent cheek width but flattening of the bone in front of the cheek, this is the only facial implant produced for that use. Often it can be made use of in mixture with a regular cheek implant for higher fill of a flat midface.

To get the very best impact from these distinctive cheek implant designs, their position on the bone is vital. For this cause, I normally safe any style of cheek implants to the bone with screws. This is the only way to be particular of their extended-term position right after surgery.