Have you ever noticed that some of the most beautiful women in the world have one thing in common? It’s all in the cheekbones! Having prominent cheekbones can help to accentuate the other gorgeous features of your face. If you aren’t satisfied with your cheekbones, though, there are a few options available to you!
How can my cheeks be changed?
Do you feel like your cheekbones give your face a sunken-in appearance, or do you wish they were more noticeable? Cheeks can be made to look more contoured and defined with either a facial implant or a fat grafting procedure – you and your doctor can discuss which option is best for you to help you get the results you would like to see.
Cheek implants are usually made out of silicone, which can be shaped according to each patient’s needs. This is a safe and permanent option – silicone implants can last for a lifetime. The procedure for silicone implants typically takes less than an hour under local or general anesthesia, and the incisions can be made so they are hidden.
A fat transfer is a more natural option than silicone, and there is no risk of rejection by the body or risk of a bad reaction to the material because it is taken from the patient’s own body. The fat is taken from one part of the body, such as the thigh or abdomen, and injected into the cheeks. This technique gives the doctor a way to easily place the fat right where it is needed and to shape it to get the desired look. The fat will eventually be reabsorbed into the body, in a process that takes 3 to 4 years. A fat transfer is also an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia.
Cheek implants or a fat transfer can add volume and definition to your cheeks to give you model-like cheeks and change the look of your face. Contact Mao Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss which option may be right for you. Call the office in Orange, Connecticut, at (203) 907-0501 for a cheek implant consultation today!