As you age, in addition to developing skin laxity, the underlying bone and soft tissue structures lose volume making the face appear flat. As the skin laxity develops and the cheek volume decreases, people develop deeper nasolabial folds. Volume restoration of the cheeks helps restore the youthful appearance of the cheeks and improves the nasolabial folds in a natural manner.
To augment the cheeks, fillers can be placed as a temporary solution. Cheek implants offer a permanent solution to restore the volume of the cheeks and help lift the midface.
Cheek implants are placed through an incision in the mouth. No exterior skin incisions are made. Stiches are removed after 5 days. As the swelling resolves, patients can enjoy fuller, more natural appearing cheeks.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.