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All You Need To Know About Cheek Surgery

Our cheeks often reveal our age where we may want it hidden. It is this that causes so many of us to seek information about cheek surgery – what it entails and what you can expect from it. When we speak of plastic surgery in the cheek area, it could be cheek reduction surgery or cheek augmentation surgery.

cheek surgeryThe loss of volume, sagging and lines in the cheek area create that peculiar hollow in the cheeks region. This could happen due to normal aging, weight loss or illness. That loss of volume makes the cheeks appear flatter and could mean a more masculine appearance to the face. Cheek surgery can help to restore that youthful fullness of the cheeks without making them appear chubby.

On the other hand some of us tend to have the opposite problem: that of full or chubby cheeks. While round and chubby cheeks are adorable on an infant, for an adult it could be the very bane of their life! Here, cheek reduction surgery can help create a leaner, more chiseled look.

What is cheek reduction surgery?

The cheek is made up of certain fat pads – there is the Buccal fat pad, the Malar fat pad and so on. Typically cheek reduction surgery concentrates on removing the Buccal fat pad to help reduce the overall volume and shape of the cheeks. There are some risks involved – some people may end up with saggy cheeks and there is also some risk of nerve damage as a result of this surgery.

What is cheek augmentation surgery?

Most typically, Malar implants are used for cheek augmentation. These are placed directly over the cheekbones to improve the facial contours. Depending upon the individual requirements, sub-malar or combined implants may also be used. In some cases minimally invasive, incision less procedures may be used – for these procedures, hyaluronic acid fillers may be injected into the cheek area to achieve fullness. A person’s own body fat may also be injected into the cheeks to create that fullness.

How long is the recovery period for cheek surgery

The recovery period will depend upon the type of surgery or procedure opted for. Typically a procedure that requires only local anesthesia will not require you to stay the night in hospital and the recovery time will be shorter. A one on one consultation will give you the best idea about what your requirements are and what you may expect in terms of recovery times.

How to reduce the appearance of bags across your cheeks with non-invasive cheek surgery

Over the past several years, Dr Young has developed minimally invasive, breakthrough techniques that manage to get visible and natural looking results; without some of the risks associated with cheek surgery (such as nerve damage, numbness etc).

Over the years he has closely studied the reasons why the face looks older and has identified the reasons for this. He observed that the way the light falls on the cheeks alters over the years and it is this specific problem that he overcomes with the help of the cutting edge procedures he has developed. Find out more about your options for cheek surgery, about the YoungVitalizer procedure developed by Dr Young and how it can help you. Schedule your free consultation today!