Cheek Implants in Phoenix, AZ
People with sunken or hollow cheeks may have low self-esteem and confidence about their appearance. Luckily for residents who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona, they can opt for a cheek implant from board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC.
What Are Cheek Implants?
If your cheeks have a hollow, gaunt look that completely changes the appearance of your face, cheek implants may be an option for you. Also known as cheek augmentation, this procedure that can enhance the shape and size of your cheeks to better compliment your face. Silicone implants are one of the more common options for filling material, but Dr. Taghizadeh might suggest that you transfer natural fat from your hips, thighs or another part of the body.
Benefits of Cheek Implants
The primary benefit of cheek implants is the reduction or elimination of sunken, hollow cheeks for an overall rejuvenated appearance. Patients also report additional benefits, including the following:
- Eliminates and smooths out fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Increases the symmetry of the face
- Includes minimal risks, contrary to more invasive procedures
What Is the Procedure for Cheek Implants?
In your first consultations with Dr. Taghizadeh, he’ll take pictures of your face and show you how cheek implants can improve your appearance and bring a more youthful look to your facial structure. Dr. Taghizadeh will determine the ideal size, shape, and positioning of the implant material. Depending on your bone structure and goals for plastic surgery, he can place the implants higher up on your face, towards your nose or near your chin.
Cheek implant surgery begins as Dr. Taghizadeh administers an injection that allows you to sleep and remain immobile during the procedure. He will then make a small incision large enough to accommodate the implant on one side of your face. The doctor will smoothly slide the implant through the tiny incision and adjust the placement of the implant as necessary. Dr. Taghizadeh repeats the process on the other side of your face with a second implant, checking to ensure that the positioning is even and symmetrical. Finally, he will place a small series of unnoticeable stitches along each incision.
Cheek Implant Recovery
You may notice a small amount of swelling and some minor bruising during the first few days. Dr. Taghizadeh recommends that you eat clear and light foods and drink plenty of fluids during your recovery at home. It’s important that you avoid getting sutures wet, which means taking baths or extra precautions to cover your face when showering until the incisions heal.
It’s natural to experience some discomfort after surgery for cheek implants. However, if the discomfort becomes worse or lingers for an extensive period of time, you need to get in touch with our office.
How Much Do Cheek Implants Cost in Phoenix?
Most insurance companies consider plastic surgery to be an elective procedure and do not offer coverage for these procedures; a cheek implant treatment is usually excluded from policies. In order to make cheek implant procedures and other plastic surgeries financially accessible and affordable, Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, accepts cash, check and credit cards. In addition, financing is offered through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. If you have any questions about the cheek implants procedure, recovery, costs or financing options at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, please give us a call.
Are Cheek Implants Right for Me?
Cheek implants may be a smart option for anyone who would like to improve a dull, sunken appearance due to hollow cheek structure. The surgery is ideal for candidates who have ill-defined cheeks and those with a lack of fat in the face. The results may not be instantaneous, but you will notice a tremendous transformation once the minor swelling subsides, the incisions heal and the implants settle. If you experience any problems, Dr. Taghizadeh is always available by phone to address your concerns. Most patients report few or minimal side effects, but it’s normal to experience some swelling and slight discomfort for a few days after the cheek implant procedure.
What Is The Difference Between Malar Augmentation And Submalar Augmentation?
Malar augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the looks of the cheekbones by filling in hollow spots with implant material. Submalar augmentation fills in the areas adjacent to the most prominent portion of the cheek, in an area where patients may develop hollowing due to age and other conditions.
Are There Any Adjustments I Need To Make To My Lifestyle After Cheek Augmentation?
Dr. Taghizadeh will provide specific instructions following your cheek implant surgery, and it’s critical that you understand and follow them carefully. You may have to go without makeup during the recovery process to prevent infections and other complications. For two weeks after the procedure, you should eat soft food and limit your activities while your cheeks heal.
Board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh helps residents who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona develop confidence by discovering their best self. If you are unhappy with your facial structure, contact Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, to schedule a cheek implant (cheek augmentation) consultation.