If you think your facial features could be more symmetrical, then you may be interested in learning more about a cheek implant procedure. Categorized as a facial feature/contouring procedure, cheek implants represent an ideal method for restoring symmetry and proportion to a patient’s face.
Cheek implants are usually sought by patients who feel that their facial features aren’t in proportion. Many individuals can be self-conscious about their facial features, especially when one is more prominent than the other. Cheek implants seek to restore proportion to the face by balancing out all the features, thus leading to a more attractive and pleasant visage. Patients often report experiencing an increase in confidence and self-esteem after undergoing this procedure with Dr. Serebrakian, with 27 years of experience performing cheek implant procedures, at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center.
If you’re interested in undergoing a cheek implant procedure, here’s what you should know about the cheek implant procedure.
The Cheek Implant Consultation and Procedure
Before you can undergo the cheek implant procedure, you will need to meet with Dr. Serebrakian to undergo an informative consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Serebrakian will discuss the cheek implant procedure with you so that you understand what to expect., and a gallery of before & after photos will be reviewed. You will also share your expectations with Dr. Serebrakian, which can help him determine the ideal size and shape of your cheek implants.
Once you’ve decided on the type of cheek implants you want, you and Dr. Serebrakian will begin the cheek implant procedure. Cheek implants procedure take a surprisingly short amount of time to perform; in fact, most procedures will take between 35 to 45 minutes. If a cheek implant is being performed in conjunction with a facelift or another type of procedure, the implant will be placed in the incisions made for these procedures. If not, incisions will be made in your upper gum or undereye area, where the implant will be placed. Once the cheek implant is in place, the incisions will be stitched up and dressings will be applied to minimize swelling and bruising.
During the recovery period, patients should expect to see some bruising, swelling, and discomfort for several days. Dr. Serebrakian will instruct you on how to perform dental hygiene, eat, and other activities.
Cheek Implants at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Serebrakian is a board certified head and neck surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, California Society of Cosmetic Surgery, and California Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons.
Cheek augmentation can also be achieved without surgery with injectable fillers. This only takes a few minutes of time. Sometimes Dr. Serebrakian will advise patients to do a simulated cheek augmentation with injectable fillers before resorting to a permanent implant.
To learn more, call or stop by our Pinole office, serving all of the East Bay, including Martinez, Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Our Larkspur office, located in the the North Bay, serves San Francisco and Marin county. Just fill out the form in the top left corner, or call 510-724-8282 for our East Bay office or 415-461-5755 for our North Bay office.