Five things you need to know about cheek augmentation

Dr. Gorina Faz is a top doctor specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an expert in dental implants, facial cosmetic surgery, aesthetic medicine, head and neck oncologic surgery, orthognathic surgery, salivary gland surgery, oral surgery, bone grafting and wisdom tooth extraction.

Frequency of cheek augmentation

One of the most frequently requested requests in a cosmetic surgery office is cheekbone augmentation. Patients want a more defined face with more curves. This is achieved with cheek augmentation. One of the procedures is based on projecting more of the malar area, or cheekbone in other words.

Reasons for cheekbone surgery

Patients observe that due to age the cheekbone is descending and generates more marked wrinkles in the nasolabial fold and a rounder face without harmonic definition.

Procedure of the operation

Several techniques can be used: the most commonly used is applying high density cross-linked hyaluronic acid in the malar area and an immediate result is achieved without surgery, another technique is performed by placing a prosthesis (intraorally) on the malar bone in cases with very little projection and the patient wants a definitive result.

Recovery process

Depending on the technique used, the patient can have a social life after the procedure if it has been done by injecting hyaluronic acid. Placing a prosthesis recovery is approximately 7-10 days.

Revisions and definitive result

The treatment is definitive if we place prosthesis and if we place hyaluronic acid we must make annual revisions to make small retouches.