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All the cheek sculpting related procedures are performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and you can go home on the same day of your surgery. Usually all the normal activities can be resumed after 3-4 days and the overall social downtime is 1-2 weeks.
Part of the defining features of your face are the cheeks. Full cheeks evoke an appearance of youth and vitality, while sunken or flat cheeks may make you appear tired or aged. Your underlying facial structure may not have the aesthetic qualities you desire. It might appear unbalanced, gaunt and hollow - conditions that can be hereditary or appear over time, as you get older. A youthful and attractive face is usually very full the cheeks project sufficiently and exhibit a soft, smooth and lively appearance. As we age, our cheeks lose volume & become hollow. Many women as well as men prefer to have an attractive face contour with high cheekbones as an impact of change in traditional rounded look of facial profile. That’s when cheek augmentation rushes to help and satisfy the most sophisticated needs.
There are variety of surgeries to enhance the appearance of your cheek:
1. Fat injection for Shrunken cheeks
For sunken cheeks or triangular faces who requires fuller looks, Lipoinjection is done under sedation. In this procedure the fat is aspirated by syringe from lower tummy or inner thigh area and injected into the cheek to make is fuller or more prominent. It also reduces wrinkles from the cheeks.
2. Cheek Bone Prominence - Cheek Augmentation (Malar implants)
High cheek bones have traditionally been a sign of beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with that look. This procedure consists of placing a synthetic implant over the natural cheekbone. Facial implants are specially formed solid, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. The precise type and size of implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct and your surgeon’s judgment. Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas which may be recessed or ﬂat. Men also frequently seek out this procedure to correct flatness in the mid face. Patients seeking cheek sculpting surgery also frequently request Chin Correction to complement their new face and give them a more refined appearance.
If symmetry among facial features is part of your goal, facial implants may be recommended to augment more than one facial region. It’s important to remember that all of our faces are asymmetric to some degree and your results may not be completely symmetric. The goal is to create balance and proportion. Your procedure may be performed alone, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures such as nose or ear surgery.
3. Cheek Bone Shaving
Too prominent cheek bones or unequal cheek bone in cases of facial asymmetry requires shaving or trimming of cheek bone. Operation done under general anesthesia.
4. Cheek Dimple Creation
The Cheek Dimple is an area of the face that usually is dynamically appears when a person smiles. A natural dimple is actually formed when there is a small defect in the cheek musculature (most often the buccinator muscle). The skin overlying this small defect is stuck down to the underlying connective tissue & smiling musculature and creates a dimple in the skin while smiling. “In some cultures, such as Asian and Indo-ethnic sub-groups, tend to prefer dimples on one's cheek, as it is purported to be a sign of attractiveness, good fortune and veracity.”
Dimple Creation is a Quick In-Office procedure that can be performed under local Anesthesia and you will be awake during the procedure. To create a dimple, a small painless incision is made in the inside of your cheek. There is no incision or scar on the outside skin. A small absorbent suture is passed through the inside of the cheek and catches the under surface of the skin where the dimple is desired. When this suture is tied it causes a dimpling in the overlying skin. At first there is a dimple present even without smiling, but after several days, or sometimes a few weeks, the dimple is only present while smiling or moving the face.
5. Buccal Fat Pad removal
A face with some fullness looks healthy and youthful. Excessive fullness, however, disrupts the harmony of the features and produces a "chipmunk cheek" effect that makes many people self-conscious. Buccal fat reduction addresses this problem by removing excess fat from the cheeks. Although not a well known procedure, buccal fat removal is growing in popularity among those who wish to create better facial definition without the use of liposuction (although some choose to incorporate it). The procedure is done on a day care basis under local anesthesia. The incisions are made inside of the cheek so there will not be any ugly scar on your cheek after surgery.
If you have one or more of the following conditions, you’d be a good candidate for cheek augmentation:
The final results will be evident about a week or two after the swelling goes down. Keeping your head elevated helps the swelling resolve sooner. Most patients do not consider aesthetic cheek surgery to be a painful surgery. Patients are asked to avoid impact to the area for at least 6-week after surgery. Sun exposure should also be minimized. With the intra-oral approach for cheek correction, no visible external scars will be present. The usual recovery after aesthetic cheek surgery depends on the type of surgical approach utilized and if other procedures are performed at the same time. In general, from a cheek augmentation alone, you should be active the day of surgery.
Ques.1: Is there any way to get rid of chubby cheeks and have slimmer face? I've tried diet and exercise but no use!
Ans. This demand is very common these days as a result of drastic change in the definition of beauty that has been transformed to slim, sportive looking face rather than traditional chubby and moon face in both men and women. Buccal fat reduction addresses this problem by removing excess fat from the cheeks to make them slim, but not hollow and is performed from inside so no ugly or visible scars.