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The Anatomic Basis of the High Cheekbone Implant

The high cheekbone look is a specific form of cheek augmentation requested often by men but sometimes by women as well. It is a well known aesthetic facial look externally but what creates that internally at the anatomic level is not as well described. Flat cheeks are typically associated with am inward rotation of the Read More…

Cheek Implants and The Risk Of Infection Caused By Injectable Fillers

Implants and injectable materials (synthetic fillers and fat) are the surgical and non-surgical methods for aesthetic facial augmentation In some cases injection augmentation is done first followed by the placement of implants for a more sustained and substantial facial volume¬† result. In other cases facial implants are done first and injectable filler methods follow afterwards. Read More…

Understanding the Anatomic Basis of the High Cheekbone Implant

Cheek implants are a common form of facial augmentation but there are numerous anatomic misconceptions about them. The cheeks are not a pure bone or soft tissue structure. Rather it is an aesthetic term myjhayt connotes a midfacial area. While there is underlying bony support to the overlying cheek region called the zygoma or cheekbone, Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Female Custom XL Cheek Implant Replacements

Background: Cheek implants, while having been used clinically for a long time, pose challenges in both determining their aesthetic effects as well as their surgical placement. While seemingly simple in both regards cheek augmentation lessons are often learned from the initial placement of standard implants. In such situations the standard cheek implant serves as a Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Reshaping the Short Wide face with Vertical Chin Lengthening and Anterior Cheek Augmentation

Background: In facial reshaping surgery a combination of diametric structural changes are needed to improve the facial balance. The most well known facial reshaping procedure is a reductive rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, a horizontal facial shape change that is best seen in profile. Vertical facial shape changes, however, are less appreciated and often underdiagnosed. As Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – The Female Deep Plane Cheek Implant

Background: Cheek augmentation can be achieved by percutaneous injection techniques or the surgical placement of cheek implants. Of all the facial skeletal areas that can be augmented by injections (synthetic fillers or fat) the cheek area is a particularly effective facial area to do so. This is because the cheeks are softer and not a Read More…

The Preauricular Placement of Cheek Implants in Facelift Surgery

Adverse changes in the cheeks such as flatness and sagging is a common sequelae of aging as the tissues fall off of the cheekbones. Sagging cheek tissues combined with volume loss from fat atrophy make cheek management an important element of some facelift surgeries. Adding volume back and/or lifting of the cheeks back up can Read More…

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