Cheekbone Implants

Before and After Photo of Patient #112

The cheekbone (malar bone) can be enhanced or augmented using an implant placed through a small incision inside the mouth. This is usually performed for deficiency of the cheekbone or midface and to reverse the effects of aging. Cheekbone implant surgery can be performed in the office with local anesthesia and IV sedation. You will usually return to normal activities within 5-7 days.

Cheekbone Implants Before & After Photographs

Select a patient below to view more detailed pictures and information about the cheekbone implant procedures performed by Dr. Joseph.

Cheekbone Implants for Facial Aging

Young people have fat distribution and volume in the face that gives a “youthful” look. As we age, this fat atrophies (shrinks) and sags and produces a hollow and aged appearance. Restoring the midface volume with implants can reverse these changes and make us look younger.

Types of Facial Implants

Many types of facial implants exist for correction of cosmetic or reconstructive problems. The most common facial implants are for chin and cheekbone enhancement. These implants are available in various materials including surgical Silicone® and Gortex®. Cheekbone implants are anatomic which means that they are designed for specific areas. They feel natural and the infection or rejection rate is extremely low.

Submalar Implants

The submalar implant provides augmentation of the sunken part of the cheek under the eye and to the side of the nose. Submalar implants do little for cheekbone augmentation, but are ideal for rejuvenating the midface. The implants are placed through tiny incisions inside the mouth.

Malar Shell and Combined Implants

The malar shell implant augments the actual malar bone (cheekbone) area for patients desiring more fullness in this area. The combined implant augments the entire midface and is a combination of the submalar implant and the malar shell implant.