Defined facial contours are one of the universal standards of attractiveness. If you’ve lost facial volume over time or are just interested in adding more definition to hollow cheeks, you may want to consider cheek implants.
Located in both Beverly Hills, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, the practice of Timothy Katzen, M.D. is committed to providing patients with a broad range of sophisticated cosmetic procedures administered by trained medical professionals. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What are Cheek Implants?
Also referred to as malar augmentation, a cheek implant is a surgical procedure used to emphasize and accentuate the appearance of a person’s cheeks. This low-cost, low-risk procedure is a great way for patients with ill-defined cheeks to enhance their appearances permanently and safely.
What is the Procedure Like?
All of our cheek implant procedures are conducted in our Beverly Hills and Las Vegas offices under the direction of Dr. J. Timothy Katzen, our practice’s lead board-certified plastic surgeon. Before treatment begins, the patient is administered either a dose of general or local anesthesia. While the area is becoming numb, it is carefully cleaned and sterilized.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, incisions are made inside the mouth, through which the cheek implants are inserted. These implants are made of hard silicone, a material that closely resembles the natural shape of the cheekbones. This non-toxic material ensures that patients get beautiful, long-lasting results with a low risk of complications over time.
Each procedure typically takes an hour to complete. Depending on each patient and the extent of their surgery, recovery can last anywhere from a matter of days to a few weeks.
Am I a Candidate?
Nearly any man or woman interested in adding extra definition to their cheeks is a potential candidate for cheek implants. Before undergoing treatment, interested patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff. During this appointment, patients will be asked about their treatment goals, medical history, and current state of health. Taking this information into account, a member of our medical team will help patients decide if cheek implants are right for them.
Interested in learning more about this or any of the other facial augmentation procedures that we offer? Contact Timothy Katzen M.D. today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!