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Cheekbone Augmentation

What is cheek augmentation?

A "normal facial appearance" comes from the balance between all elements of the face, including nose, cheeks, cheekbones and chin. When any of these elements are unbalanced by being larger or smaller, flatter or rounder, this can look unusual, or even "abnormal". For some people, having an unbalanced facial appearance can have a detrimental and some times devastating effect on their quality of life. Cheekbone implants can help harmonise the balance of the face, giving a more natural and "normal" facial appearance.

This procedure involves placing an implant directly on to the cheekbone and helps to restore mid-facial volume and youthful curvatures of the face. It can be used to give people more prominent cheek bones, especially in those who were born with very small, flat or hollow faces.

The implant is placed into position through a small incision within the mouth, so that there are no external scars.

Who would be suitable for cheek augmentation?

Some facial features do not stop growing until the age of 16, so surgery before this age is unwise. Patients should be physically fit, healthy and well, to minimise risks of having surgery. A range of implants can be used to achieve the appearance of high cheekbones. Alternatively if you do not like the idea of an artifical implant, Mr Lee can take fat from the stomach area to transfer to the face, which produces a similar effect.

 

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