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The Extended High Cheek Implant for an Enhanced Midface Effect

  Cheek augmentation has a long history and traditionally could only be done by an implant. Today injectable filler and fat are less invasive options but their permanency and desired shape outcomes are not assured. While implants still offer a permanent augmentation effect, their effects are limited to the implant shapes that are commercially available. Read More…

The Extension Concept in Contemporary Cheek Implants Design

  Cheek implants have been used for over three decades as an elective form of aesthetic midface augmentation. While known and sought after the different styles of cheek implants primarily augment the main body of the cheekbone known as the zygoma or malar eminence. This is appropriate given that the fundamental concept is to augment Read More…

Cheekbone Widening Osteotomies

  Cheek augmentation is most commonly done  by onlay augmentation. A wide variety of cheek implants exist to achieve almost every type of cheek dimensional in increase. And if a standard cheek implant cam meet the patient’s aesthetic midface needs, custom cheek implants can be designed for even the most exotic cheek augmentation change. But Read More…

Profileplasty by Rhinoplasty and Sliding Genioplasty

  While one does not see their face in a profile view naturally (only in pictures), the world sees your face in three-quarter view or in profile. Thus the perception of one’s own facial profile is important and it is stressed in many plastic surgery procedures. The two most important hard structures that make up Read More…

The Uniqueness of Male Plastic Surgery – Facial Procedures

  The facial aging process is one that is well known as everyone will eventually see it on their face. The eyes get heavy, the brows descend, the cheek fall, jowls develop and the neck sags. Women become concerned earlier in the aging process and proceed to do procedures to treat or slow it down Read More…

Options for Natural Cheek Augmentation

  One of the key features of an attractive and youthful face is the cheek area. The desire for fuller cheeks, however, is driven more than just by that of model and celebrity faces. Part of the aging process is losing volume (fat) in the cheeks and temple areas, creating more hollowed or gaunt type Read More…

Facial Reshaping Surgery for the Male Model Look

Almost anyone in the world is aware of the recent tragedy in Norway with the mass killings of an incomprehensible number of Norwegian teens and young adults. The murderer Anders Breivik appears to have acted alone, driven by his white supremacist and anti-Muslin views. What has caught my attention as a plastic surgeon, however, is Read More…

Cheek Augmentation and Facial Attractiveness in Men and Women

  It is well known that one of the major contributors towards the perception of an attractive face, albeit a man or a woman, is the proportion of certain features. Known as indicators of facial beauty, disproportionate and asymmetric features are the main reasons many patients seek plastic surgery procedures. One can debate endlessly why Read More…

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