Cheek Implants in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA

At Keller Plastic Surgery, an acclaimed plastic surgery clinic, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller provides chin implants and other cosmetic procedures for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and neighboring areas in Southern California.

What is the goal of Cheek Implants?

Cheek augmentation is designed to enhance the cheeks and midface region. Typically, a solid implant is positioned over the cheekbone, or implants may be used to restore volume and definition to sunken cheeks or a flattened midface. Cheek implants may also be combined with dermal filler treatments to further enhance volume and definition in the facial contour.

What are the advantages of Cheek Implants?

Cheek implants provide numerous advantages over other methods of enhancing volume in the midface region.  Dermal fillers and fat transfers may be used, but these naturally dissolve over time, and even lifting procedures may begin to sag after a few years, requiring follow-up treatments.  Cheek implants are attached to the cheekbones through a tiny incision above the gums, so they will always remain in position and never droop.  This means that cheek implants are the only form of facial rejuvenation that produces permanent results for the “volume depletion” in the mid-face. Perhaps the biggest advantage of cheek implants is that if you ever want to try a different size implant, the implants may be replaced in five minutes, so the procedure is also reversible if need be! Among all the options for rejuvenation of the midface region, cheek implants are a permanent solution to “volume depletion” of the cheek.

What types of Cheek Implants can I choose from?

Facial implants come in a variety of materials, but most implants are made of solid surgical silicone (that, unlike breast implants) does not “leak”, and, which provides a totally natural texture.  The risk of infection or rejection is extremely low with silicone implants, and this material has been used safely and successfully in plastic surgery procedures for decades. Facial implants are designed to augment specific areas. Some specifically augment the actual cheekbones, while others are used to enhance the area beneath the eyes. Many varieties of cheek implants are available, and you may choose from among the following types:

  • The malar shell implant increases volume in the actual cheekbones in patients that desire a more sculpted facial contour.
  • The submalar implant augments the sunken part of the cheek area beneath the eye and alongside the nose. This implant does not add volume to the actual cheekbones.
  • The combined submalar implant is used to augment, define, and enhance the entire midface region, combining both the submalar implant and the malar shell implant.

How long does it take to get Cheek Implants?

Cheek implant surgery is a simple and safe outpatient procedure that takes about 15 minutes per side to complete and may be performed using either local anesthesia or IV sedation.

Is there a long recovery period after Cheek Implants?

The recovery period following cheek implant procedures typically lasts a few days. Most patients return to work after three days to a week. In some patients, the ability to smile and make certain facial gestures may be impaired until the swelling resolves.

If you live in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or adjacent areas in Southern California and want to enhance your facial contour through cheek implants, contact Keller Plastic Surgery today, where Dr. Gregory S. Keller, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon provides excellence in plastic surgery and other procedures.

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"From the first day I walked into the Rejuvalase Medical Spa. I noticed the fresh flowers in the waiting room, a friendly smile and greeting upon arrival. Dr Keller took his time and addressed all of my questions and fears of which I had many. It’s nice not to feel rushed or unimportant by having a Dr who’s constantly looking at their watch. I know we have all had at least one of them! I assure you Dr Keller and Joanne Benda the registered nurse is all about their patients.…" ...
"Dear Dr.Keller, Nina and Ruthie, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment at just the perfect time just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings." K

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