Attain More Defined Facial Contours with Cheek Implant Surgery

Cheek implants can add volume and definition to a patient’s facial features. If you have ever wished that the planes of your face were more contoured or that your cheeks were less hollow, cheek implants can provide more defined angles. Dr. Kimberly Henry performs cheek implant surgery at her state-of-the-art surgical suites in San Francisco, CA. This procedure is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia to minimize patient discomfort.

What are Cheek Implants?

Cheek implants are small inserts of biocompatible materials that are placed under the muscles and soft tissues of the face to give the appearance of higher, more defined cheekbones. Implants can be made of saline or silicone and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures to deliver customized results. We take great care to ensure that cheek implants do not interfere with the natural musculature of the face. This provides natural-looking results and patients retain their full range of facial expressions.

One of the benefits of cheek implant surgery with Dr. Henry is that implant placement is done through a small incision in the mouth, meaning there will be no visible scarring on the face as a result of your procedure.

One of the benefits of cheek implant surgery with Dr. Henry is that implant placement is done through a small incision in the mouth, meaning there will be no visible scarring on the face as a result of your procedure.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates for cheek implants should be in good overall health and non-smokers. A patient who seeks cheek implant surgery may be unhappy with the contours of his or her face and may wish to achieve a more defined, angled look in the upper area of the cheeks. Cheek implants can help address:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Wrinkles and deep facial folds
  • Hollow, deflated cheeks

What to Expect from Cheek Implant Surgery

A closeup of a woman's cheekbonesDuring your consultation, you can share your concerns with Dr. Henry and discuss your aesthetic goals for cheek implant surgery. She will examine your face, discuss your medical history, and assess the realistic outcomes you can expect from the procedure. Dr. Henry typically performs cheek implant surgery under general anesthesia to minimize patient discomfort, though IV sedation and a local anesthetic can also be used.

Cheek implant surgery usually takes about one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. After the procedure, patients will experience facial swelling for approximately 10-14 days. Most patients can return to work seven to 10 days after surgery, but exercise should not be resumed until two or three weeks have passed. Dr. Henry will provide medications to assist patients with the mild discomfort they may feel in the days following the procedure.

You will receive detailed post-surgical instructions from Dr. Henry. Please follow these instructions carefully, so as not to disrupt healing or displace the implants as they integrate with your facial structure.

Schedule Your Cheek Implants Consultation with Dr. Henry

If you have always wanted more pronounced cheekbones, implant surgery may be an appropriate cosmetic procedure to help you attain more defined facial contours. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Henry, and she will discuss the results you can expect from cheek implants. Contact us at (415) 924-1313 or visit us online to make an appointment at our San Francisco, Davis, Greenbrae, or Petaluma offices.