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Understanding the Shape of the Model Cheek Implant

  As an assured method of cheek augmentation, implants have been around for over three decades. While current cheek implant styles remain relevant for many patients, contemporary cheek and midface looks have changed. To address these evolving aesthetic trends, newer designs for cheek implants need to be used. More younger patients are requesting the so Read More…

Case Study – Submalar Cheek Implants in Facial Lipoatrophy

  Background: Facial lipoatrophy is a well known condition where extensive fat is lost in the face. It is seen primarily in the loss of the large buccal fat pad with subsequent concavities developing under the cheekbones and in the temples. While it occurs all over the subcutaneous layer of the face, which contributes to Read More…

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…

Case Study – Extended Cheek Implants for the Model Cheek Look

  Background: While cheek implants have been around for decades, it is clear there are some fundamental deficiencies in their design. Male cheek augmentation is often unsatisfactory as traditional implants often create an ‘apple cheek’ effect which is not the midface look most men are seeking. Similarly there are some women who are not seeking Read More…

OR Snapshots – Orbito-Malar or Anterior Cheek Implants

  Cheek implants are a well known method of adding assured volume to the midface. The term ‘cheek’ however can have various meanings to different patients and the area of some patient’s cheek augmentation may be slightly or considerably different. Given that the cheek area is a broad anatomic area, extending from the lateral orbit Read More…

OR Snapshots – Screw Fixation of Standard or Custom Cheek Implants

  While cheek implants are of the most commonly performed synthetic facial augmentation procedures, they are unique in several ways. One of their unique features is that they are typically placed in an upward direction from below (intraoral) and are positioned essentially ‘on the side of a clift’ so to speak. Laying up against the Read More…

Case Study – Cheek Implant Replacements with Maxillary Sinus Exposure

  Background:  The secondary management of cheek implants could include their removal or may involve their replacement which in my experience is more common. Typically in cheek implant replacement surgery the major focus is on what style and size of new cheek implant is needed as well its positioning on the zygomatic bone. Unlike chin 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…

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