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Understanding the Zones of Midface Implants

  Facial implants have come a long way in the past two decades with the introduction of dozens of different styles. One of the expanding facial implant areas is that of the midface. Known commonly as the cheek, it has become recognized that its anatomy is more complex than a single implant design can adequately Read More…

Injectable Fillers and Facial Implants are Not Interchangeable

  The use of injectable fillers has been revolutionary in the augmentation of facial soft tissues. The wide array of different filler compositions and their immediate results with a minimal complication rate has enabled patients to enjoy facial enhancements that could not be envisioned just over a decade ago. But like all good things, injectable Read More…

Common Questions about Cheek Augmentation with Implants

  The appearance of a well-defined cheekbone helps provide a sculpted and youthful look as it provides midfacial prominence and give the appearance of a thinner lower face. Flat cheekbones can make a large nose look larger and a receding chin smaller. The cheekbones are one of the three convex prominences that help define your face, Read More…

Common Concerns about Cheek Implant Surgery

  A face that has good skeletal contours, which some would call sculpted, is desired by many young men and women. The appearance of high cheekbones is one important element of achieving such a look. Cheekbones create a well-defined face by creating an upper facial prominence which makes the lower face look thinner. Such a Read More…

Cheek Implant Complications and Their Revisions

Cheek implants are one of the more common types of facial implants used for esthetic or reconstructive enhancement of the malar area. They are second in use only behind chin implants which are the most common implant placed on the facial bones. Like all implants, they have the potential for some complications such as infection, Read More…

Facial Reshaping by Bony Augmentation and Fat Reduction

  Making a face more square or angular can be done through bone augmentation, fat reduction, or both. I have found that there are two types of patients who come because they want a more defined facial look. First is the male patient (usually younger)who does not necessarily have a full or fat face but Read More…

Cheek Enhancement – A Missing Part of Facial Rejuvenation

  When one thinks of facial aging, they inevitably look to the jowl and neck area.While this lower facial area is of big concern to many and is the foundation of facial rejuvenation surgery (usually through a facelift-type procedure), the underlooked area is the midface or cheek. As one ages, the cheek area sinks in Read More…

Facial Reshaping Techniques for Improving The Round Face

  Not infrequently I get requests from patients for the desire to transform a round face into a more shapelier one. One cause of a round face is that the patient is overweight. A full neck, round cheeks, and a lot of subcutaneous fat throughout the face creates a generalized fullness that creates a fat Read More…

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