Strong cheekbones have always created an illusion of beauty. By increasing the definition of the face, the overall appearance is enhanced. Shallow cheekbones, resulting from heredity or the re-absorption of bone tissue occurs naturally as we age, creating a flat, hollow look. Early facial sagging is corrected with the implants, creating much the same effect as the face lift. Prominent cheekbones also enhance the appearance of the eyes.
A soft elastic implant is inserted through an incision in the mouth or under the chin. Occasionally a suture is needed to hold the implant in place until the body’s tissue conforms to the implant in roughly 3 days.
Results will be apparent immediately following surgery, though swelling and bruising will subside gradually over the next two to three weeks.