Strong cheekbones are a common beauty ideal in many cultures. But even people who were born with high cheekbones may notice a deflated, sunken look as aging occurs. If you are self-conscious about your cheek appearance, cheek implants can have a rejuvenating effect on the central face area. Dr. Yalamanchili can help you choose the perfect size and shape cheek implants in Houston at the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon he has the training and experience that enable him to enhance your profile and create a younger, more refreshed result.
To learn more about cheek augmentation with facial implants in Houston, request a consultation at the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery or call our office at (713) 978-7878 to schedule an appointment.
Good Cheek Implant Candidates
Facial lipoatrophy is the term for the hollowing effect that can occur as a part of growling older or significant weight loss. As the cheek’s “fat pad” thins, you may notice a bonier, gaunt look replacing your once full, healthy cheek appearance. Whether you have had weak cheek definition your whole life or you have noticed a reduction in fat tissue over the years, cheek implants can add volume and revitalize your face.
Popular with both men and women, cheek implants can have a very positive effect on self-confidence in social and business situations. If you want to improve weak bone definition, a malar (outer, upper cheek) implant is an excellent option. To replace lost cheek fat and correct a hollow appearance of the area under the eye, submalar (lower, midface cheek) implants are often indicated. If you want to enhance the shape of your cheek area, but are unprepared to commit to the idea of permanent implants right away, we can use injectable fillers to give you a temporary look at what results you might be able to achieve. In fact, with the newer generation of facial fillers which are lasting longer than ever before, non-surgical cheek augmentation using these products has greatly increased in popularity.
At the Belage Center, we have had many patients combine cheek implants with facial cosmetic surgery procedures including the face lift, neck lift, lip augmentation, and neck liposuction for attractive, natural-looking results. If your cheeks show only mild to moderate signs of fat loss, you may want to consider the non-surgical option of facial fillers.
Your Cheek Implant Consultation
During a thorough physical examination, Dr. Yalamanchili will carefully evaluate components of your facial appearance, including bone structure, muscle condition, and skin condition. He will review factors like genetics, health history, dietary habits, injury, age, and pre-existing health conditions to help determine the best treatment options for you. We will make sure you understand how cheek implants will affect your facial appearance and, as always, we will make sure we answer all of your questions and concerns.
Your facial bone structure is mostly due to genetics – although certain extrinsic factors, such as facial trauma, can have a role in how your facial structures develop. This bony foundation of your face sets the groundwork for your overall appearance. For example, your cheekbones have an important role in framing your face and giving it definition. At the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer several treatment options that can help rejuvenate the cheek area, including non-surgical volume fillers and surgical procedures such as the endoscopic midface lift and cheek implants. Our Houston patients enjoy having sculpted, well-defined cheekbones that help enhance their natural beauty.
To review your options for cheek enhancement with non-surgical treatments and facial implants in Houston, request a consultation with Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili or call our office at (713) 978-7878 to schedule an appointment.
Aging of the Midface
In addition to improving the contour of the face, cheek enhancement can be an important part of your facial rejuvenation. Similar to the gravity-related aging changes in the upper part of your face (e.g. forehead/brow, and eyelids), the mid-portion of your face, called the midface, also reveals certain tell-tale signs of aging. Your cheeks begin to lose their fullness and deflate. Gravity pulls the cheek downward, leading to a hollowed-out appearance under your eyes, as well as deeper folds around the mouth.
The most commonly used cheek implants are made of a smooth silicone rubber material and have been used safely in the face for many decades. These implants come in many different shapes and sizes and can be customized to achieve just the right shape for your facial structure. Dr. Yalamanchili will go over your options and show you how different implants can affect your facial harmony and provide a more youthful, balanced appearance.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is an exciting advance in dermal fillers because it is the first to be FDA approved for adding volume to the cheek area. These minimally invasive injections can instantly restore youthful fullness to the cheeks or enhance naturally undefined cheeks. When used to restore volume in the midface, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC can also soften the appearance of nasolabial folds. There is no required downtime and improvements from a single treatment may last up to 2 years.
As we age, the cheeks slowly sag and deflate. Most patients often first notice a hollowing under the eyes which is due to the downward migration of the cheek. An endoscopic midface lift can be a very useful treatment in reversing this aging process. Because the procedure is performed endoscopically, the incisions are small and are hidden entirely within the hairline. This procedure can work wonders for women and men with sunken cheeks, hollowed-out eyes, and deep nasolabial creases.
Do Your Cheeks Need Help?
The surest way to find out if you are a good candidate for enhancement of the cheek area is to visit us for a personalized consultation with Dr. Yalamanchili. He will make sure that you understand the various options for addressing the cheek area, whether it is for improving the contour or rejuvenation of your face. We look forward to answering all of your questions about facial cosmetic surgery.
If you are in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, or The Woodlands, trust Dr. Yalamanchili to guide you to your optimal facial cosmetic solution. When you are ready to hear more about your options, please call the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at (713) 978-7878 to book your first visit with our experienced team.