Facial plastic surgery cheeks
A jutting chin can be reduced by removing some of the chin-bone and recessive chin can be built out either by sliding the chin forwards or by inserting an implant on the bone. Each of these operations is carried out through a cut made in the grove between the lower lip and the gum though if an implant is used, the surgeon may advise that the cut is made in the natural crease under the chin. Flat cheek- bones can be built out by inserting implants over the cheek bones usually through cuts that are made inside the mouth where the cheek joins the upper gum. The implants which are used are manufactured usually from silicone or other non- biological materials and are safe and well- tolerated by the body.
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A mid-face lift, also known as a cheek lift, addresses one of the earliest signs of aging — sagging of the cheeks and the surrounding area. For many, the traditional facelift may not fully treat the upper cheek and lower eyelid areas of the face, which often flatten and lengthen with age. A cheek lift elevates the fat pad in the cheek called the malar fat pad , providing fullness to the eyes and cheeks — leading to a refreshed, rejuvenated look. Results are more permanent than those offered by injectables, and recovery from a mid-face lift is quicker than a traditional facelift. When considering a mid-face lift, always look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with specialized training and significant experience. For the best results, choose a cosmetic surgeon who is affiliated with a major medical center, such as Cleveland Clinic. Make sure to ask your cosmetic surgeon about his or her credentials, training and how many procedures he or she has performed.
The goal of cheek augmentation is to add volume or lift to the cheeks. Surgical options for enhancing the cheeks are fat grafting or cheek implants. Some people are bothered by their cheeks losing volume, or even sagging, with age. Others never develop the desired volume in their cheeks and are bothered by cheeks that may be considered flat or thin.
Are my cheeks falling? The facial region is a complex component consisting of skin, muscle, fat and bones, along with multiple nerves that work together to open and close the mouth and eyes and allow us to smile. As we age, gravity is not our friend.