CHEEK IMPLANT - Overview, Facts,Types&Symptoms, Medications, Etc


Cheek implant is also called cheek augmentation and refers to a technique of plastic surgery that is designed to help older people or people who show signs of aging restore their youthful look, especially their facial features. Cheek implant or cheek augmentation is a procedure that can help improve aesthetic look and facial features.

It is natural that as we age, the soft tissues from our cheeks tend to lose volume and then start to sag. The sagging of the cheeks is known to be one of the signs of aging.

Two factors are influential in the aging process than  the natural skin itself. One factor is the loss of tissues located underneath the cheek’s skin. This is why, as we age, our cheeks look like they have collapsed or sunken-in. Cheek implant or cheek augmentation procedures are done to help address the issues of our cheeks such as the transfer of fat cells; fillers restore collapsed soft tissue, and add volume by the use of a cheek implant.


There are three types of cheek augmentation, which share a common goal, that is to add volume and contour to the collapsed cheek. Tese types vary in their techniques used.

The first type is the use of cheek implants. This is the only procedure that is permanent. This procedure uses stable silicone implants that are made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene and Medpor implants that are made from porous polyethylene. The result looks more natural and has less risk to patients. It also offers long term results.

The second type is fat transfer, where they remove unwanted fat cells from the abdomen, thigh, and hip areas, which are then grafted into the cheeks to give more volume.

The third type is the use of injectables like fillers. Injectable fillers are used in cheek augmentation or cheek implants to create temporary fullness in the face areas, especially the cheek areas. This type of cheek implant makes use of syringes and has a shorter recovery period compared to the other types of cheek implant procedures. This procedure may have a shorter recovery period, but this also may not last long compared to the other cheek implant procedures.


People who have saggy cheeks are the best candidates for cheek implants. For everyone who wants to use fat transfer, they must have excess fat that can be easily removed from the body. Also, people who have natural-looking skin are more qualified for the cheek implant procedures as their skin may look natural after the process.

The only benefit from getting a cheek implant procedure is the slower aging effects and aesthetic enhancement of the cheek, which may be saggy or hollow and may need more volume to look younger.

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