Cheek Implants in Macon, GA

Do your cheeks appear flat, hollow or sunken? Are you noticing less facial contour and definition as you age? It may be time to consider cheek implants provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua R. Groves, of Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, to balance the proportions of your facial contour by adding volume to the mid-face area, restoring harmony and balance to your facial features and imparting a more youthful appearance. Cheek implants are popular among men and women residing in Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County and the surrounding area, who wish to enhance the definition of their facial contour and appear younger.

What are Cheek Implants?

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to emphasize and enhance the cheek area. To augment the cheeks, a solid implant may be placed over the cheekbone, or implants may be used to fill in a flattened mid-face. Cheek implants may also be enhanced by the use of dermal filler treatments to more precisely add volume and sculpt your facial contours.

What are the Benefits of Cheek Implants?

Cheek implants provide numerous benefits over other methods of restoring midface volume. Dermal fillers and fat transfers will naturally dissolve over time, and even midface lifting procedures may eventually sag over time and require follow-up treatments. Cheek implants are attached to the cheek bones using tiny micro screws, so they will always remain in place and never droop. This makes cheek implants the only three-dimensional method of facial rejuvenation that is permanent and won’t move or sag over time. Perhaps the biggest benefit of cheek implants is that if the patient has a change of heart or wishes to try a different size implant, the implants may be removed in five quick minutes. This means that cheek implants are both permanent and reversible! When considering the available options for rejuvenation of the midface region, cheek implants far outperform fillers, fat transfers, and lifting procedures thanks to the versatility and permanence.

Types of Cheek Implants

Facial implants that are used to enhance the chin and cheekbones are made with a variety of materials, but the vast majority of successful FDA-approved implants are made of surgical silicone, which feels natural to the touch. The rate of infection or rejection is extremely low with silicone surgical implant material, and this material has been used in plastic surgery procedures for decades. Facial implants may be used to correct cosmetic or reconstructive problems. These implants are anatomical, meaning that they are specifically designed to augment specific areas. Some implants are designed specifically to augment the actual cheekbone area while others are used to augment the region under the eye. The most common cheek implants are:

  • Submalar implant – is designed to provide maximal augmentation on the sunken part of the cheek beneath the eye and alongside the nose. This implant does not add volume to the actual cheek bone.
  • Malar shell implant – is designed to add volume to the actual cheekbone area for patients that desire more fullness in the cheekbones and a more sculpted facial contour.
  • Combined submalar implant – is designed to augment, define, and enhance the entire midface contour, and uses a combination of the submalar implant and the malar shell implant.

How are Cheek Implants Positioned?

Cheek implant surgery is a relatively simple procedure that requires about 15 minutes per cheek to complete, and may be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. The implants are attached to the cheekbones through a very small incision placed above the gums.

How Long Is The Recovery Period After Cheek Implants?

The recovery period following cheek implant procedures varies from patient to patient, but generally most patients are able to return to their normal activity after a few days. Some patients are able to return to work after three to four days. Recovery depends upon the amount of swelling that occurs with individual patients, which varies between individuals. For some patients, the ability to smile and pucker may be slightly affected for the first week to ten days following this procedure. The average patient will be required to miss about one week of work.

How Much Do Cheek Implants Cost in Macon?

Cheek augmentation, or cheek implant surgery, will naturally vary in cost between patients. Although most health insurance providers don’t cover elective plastic surgery procedures, Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery makes cheek implant surgery accessible to all patients by providing flexible financing via CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit. We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.

What Should I Do Next?

If you are a resident of Warner Robins, Houston County, and Bibb County or the greater Macon area, and want to rejuvenate your face by adding volume and facial contour to the midface region of your face, cheek augmentation or cheek implants may be the ideal solution for you. Contact Dr. Groves today for a complimentary consultation to learn more about cheek implant surgery and other cosmetic procedures at Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.