Cheek Implant

Today there are numerous types of cheek implant surgeries, but the experts recommend below mentioned types for better results:

  1. Submalar Implant: In this method the cheek implant is designed in such a way, that it provides maximum augmentation for sunken part of cheek on side of nose and under the eyes.

  2. Malar shell implant: In this type of medical surgery, the patients cheekbone region will be augmented to achieve fullness.

  3. Combined submalar implant: In this technique entire mid face would be augmented by combining both malar shell and submalar implant.  

The above mentioned cheek implant surgical methods are most commonly used by medical experts and specialists. In general cheek implant surgery is performed only on those individuals who are aged above 18 years. The surgery lasts for about 45 to 60 minutes. Silicone, semi solid or solid synthetic implants are extensively used in cheek surgeries. Before performing a cheek implant, the expert would select proper size and shaped implant that perfectly suit features of patient. Then surgeon would make an incision inside mouth or under eye to create a cavity in facial tissue. Afterwards the implant will be inside and surface of skin will be stitched.



In addition the cheek implants offers numerous benefits that are enlisted below:

  1. Cheek implant compensates for deficiency of volume in men’s and women’s cheeks.

  2. Suppose if a patient chooses face lift alongside cheek implant, then it would provide rejuvenating facial effect.

  3. The cheek implant surgery finely balances volume between nose and cheeks. Hence cheek surgery is performed alongside rhinoplasty.

  4. The surgery will enhance the looks of patient through well defined and prominent cheeks.

Just like any other surgery, even cheek implant surgery requires post surgical care. After the cheek implant surgery, one might experience mild discomfort. In some cases the patient feels numbness in cheek regions and it would difficult in moving or flexing facial muscles post surgery. Additionally the patient should avoid stressful activities and exercises nearly for 4 – 6 weeks. For few weeks it is advised for patients not rub their skin harshly especially in region of cheek implants. Extra care should be taken while chewing food and brushing teeth post implant surgery.


Sometime the experts might perform revision surgery, in order to change or correct the cheek implants before enhancement procedures. Once when there is complete healing of cheek implant a patient would feel the implant as though it’s underlying the bone structure.


On the contrary there are several risks as a result of undergoing cheek implant surgery. The most common risks include infection and displacement of implants. The infections are controlled by using antibiotics prescribed by medical experts. In exceptional cases silicon implant would cause allergic reactions. Suppose if cheek implant gets displaced then patient will have under correction surgery, in order to keep implant in its place firmly. Other than above mentioned risks there are no potential health hazards from cheek surgeries. But it is advised for everyone to consult their family doctors or physician before undergoing cheek implant surgery.

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