Malar (Cheek) Implants
Ageing, weight loss or genetics may mean the mid area of the face is not as contoured or developed as desired.
Malar implants (cheek implants) can define the face, create more prominent cheek bones and give a healthier, more youthful appearance. Implants can also be used to correct significant asymmetry between cheekbones.
Your surgeon will make a small incision inside the mouth and rest the silicone plastic implants on top of your own cheekbones. The implants will be fixed into position and the wounds sutured, with no visible scarring.
A wide range of cheek implants are available, and your surgeon will ensure the type, design and size produces an end result that looks and feels as natural as possible.
The procedure can be performed under a local or general anaesthetic, as an outpatient or with an overnight stay in hospital.
You will need to eat only soft foods for the first four or five days following surgery. Recovery is around two weeks and it is advised to take a similar amount of time off work. Exercise should be restricted for the first two to three weeks.