Wanting to improve certain facial features is a normal feeling. There are aspects of the face that we feel need work done in order to get the aesthetic look we want, one of the most common areas is the cheeks. If you feel that your cheeks could use a lift from sagging skin, or they are thin and flat then come to see Dr. Iacobucci in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
What is Cheek Augmentation?
Cheek augmentation helps to add volume and lift the cheeks. This creates a fuller appearance in the face that also helps you look much younger. With age, the cheeks start to lose volume and sometimes they start to sag. This is a cause for many patients to consider cheek implants. Another reason is some people are bothered by their flat, thin cheeks. The cheekbones affect the overall look of the face, with implants your overall facial profile can be improved. Your face will look more proportional, balanced, and defined.
How is Cheek Augmentation Done?
There are two options for the cheek implant procedure, fat transfer or solid implants. Or if you want a nonsurgical option, there are dermal fillers that can augment the cheeks as well. Dermal fillers are temporary and require repeat treatments to keep up the results. Most often, Dr. Iacobucci uses implants to augment the face. The cheek implants are made of medical silicone that has been cleared by the FDA for use. During the procedure, a small incision is made inside the mouth which helps Dr. Iacobucci place the implant in a pocket underneath the skin. Sometimes an incision is placed near the eyelid or through the lower cheek. The procedure itself lasts anywhere between thirty minutes to an hour.
Recovery from Cheek Augmentation
Dr. Iacobucci will provide you with detailed instructions to help with your healing process. Your face will be fitted with bandages following the surgery to help with swelling, bruising, and speed up the recovery time. It is important to rest and avoid strenuous activities following your procedure. Also, keeping the head elevated is important. Patients may experience some bruising and swelling of the face, but this can be eased with cold compresses. Any discomfort or pain can be managed with medication. At a follow-up appointment, Dr. Iacobucci will let you know when you can resume all of your normal daily activities.
Who is a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?
To know if you are a good candidate for cheek augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Iacobucci. In order to be considered for this procedure, you should be a nonsmoker, be healthy, and have realistic expectations. If you are bothered by the look of your cheeks and want a fuller, more defined facial profile then cheek implants can be a great option.
Consult with Dr. Iacobucci
Dr. Iacobucci is a highly-skilled, experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon known across the world for his contributions in plastic surgery. If you are looking for a way to get the cheeks you’ve always desired, then consult with Dr. Iacobucci at his Grand Rapids office. He serves patients from Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities. To make an appointment call the office or fill out an online form.