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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 prominence Read More…

The Arch Extension Concept in Contemporary Cheek Implants

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 the Read More…

The Common Occurrence of Cheek Implant Asymmetry

  Cheek implants provide a means to augment the zygomatic (malar) bones for centro-lateral midface augmentation. It creates its effects by pushing off from the underlying bone a specific amount based on the implant’s thickness to create an external facial contour change. The typical placement up through the mouth provides a scarless insertion technique that Read More…

OR Snapshots – Extended Arch Cheek Implant Replacements

Cheek implants can be the most difficult to decide preoperatively as to their style and size. Because the cheek is an oblique structure and not a profile one, it defies any exact measured target to achieve. The cheek does have very specific zones of augmentation, four to be exact, and it becomes important to consider Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Cheek Implant Asymmetry Correction

Background: Augmentation of the cheeks is a frequently performed aesthetic facial reshaping procedure. While once only capable of being performed with implants, it is now more commonly done with synthetic fillers and fat. But the only assured permanent cheek augmentation result from a single effort is with the use of implants. Like all implants placed Read More…

Custom Cheek Implants for High Arch Model Look

Cheek implants come in a variety of styles and sizes to create slightly different midface augmentation effects. Many of the styles of cheek implants have surgeon names attached to them which does not help in understanding exactly what cheek effect they create. But fundamentally cheek implants effect either the malar or submalar regions. The malar Read More…

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