What is Cheek Augmentation Surgery?
Dr. Nikhil Agarkhedkar Cheek Augmentation Surgery uses synthetic or biological materials to augment, or make the malar and submalar structure of the face more prominent and aesthetically pleasing. Dr.Nikhil preferred technique involves an oral approach where the incision is made inside the mouth, versus in the hairline or intra-ocular (through the lower eyelid). There are no visible scars in this case and oral incisions heal much quicker.
Cheek implants add body and contour to cheeks that lack definition. Individuals with weak cheek structure, a narrow or flat face, or who have lost cheek contour due to the effects of age can benefit from the aesthetic enhancement that cheek augmentation can provide. The simplicity of cheek surgery and the relatively low cost of cheek implants make them an especially attractive cosmetic solution.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery
When cheek implants are placed in conjunction with another facial plastic surgery procedure such as a face lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, or eyelid lift, the implants can be inserted through the incisions made for those procedures. When not used in conjunction with other plastic surgery treatments, the cheek implants are placed on their own through small incisions made in the mouth or lower eyelids. The implants are placed into small pockets formed by the surgeon in the cheek tissue. Stitches used to close the incision are removed in about 10 days, or they dissolve in the about the same period if placed inside the mouth.
What are the Benefits of Cheek Augmentation Surgery?
Cheek Augmentation Surgery is effective and safe.
Cheek Implants are designed to last a lifetime.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery can further enhance an existing cheek structure or augment a weak cheek structure.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery utilizing Dr. Nikhil’s technique does not have any visible scarring and heals much faster.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery helps create a well-proportioned, aesthetically pleasing face.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery helps to sculpt a poorly defined face, giving beautiful contour and balance.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as Chin.
What is the Cheek Augmentation Procedure Technique?
The procedure is performed intra-orally and starts with creating two pockets where the implants will sit. An incision is made above the upper gum line, dissecting down to the bone and elevating the periosteal over the malar bone, extending out just beneath the orbital rim and dissecting onto the zygomatic arch in order to make an adequate pocket where the implant will sit. Once the pockets are created, Dr. Nikhil uses “sizer implants” to see which implant size and shape fit best considering the patient’s bony and soft tissue anatomy. The “sizer implant” is not the actual implant to be used but is again, one that allows Dr. Nikhil to directly visualize which size and shape will best suit the patient prior to inserting the actual implant.