Cheek implants popular in Charlotte NC

Cheek implants are a popular form of facial plastic surgery because of the two essential goals of cosmetic surgery — making the face look better, and making it look younger — they can do both. Strong, well-defined cheekbones are one of the classic signs of attractiveness in both men and women. In addition, by adding volume to your cheeks, implants in your cheeks can stretch the skin of your face enough to reduce wrinkles around the mouth.

When cheek implants are given to a patient in Charlotte NC, they are usually used to augment the cheekbones, the area just below the cheekbones, or both. A facial plastic surgeon will have a number of implants already made, one of which might be right for your face. If not, an implant can be custom made to suit your features and needs. The implants are generally made of Medpor, or high-density porous polyethylene (a kind of plastic) or Gore-Tex (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene). To remove the risk of visible scarring, the surgeon will put the implants in by way of incisions inside your mouth.

This does not always have to be done using implants — sometimes the same results can be accomplished through fat implantation. Filler injections can also be used for the same purpose, but most of these have only a temporary effect, and permanent fillers can cause adverse reactions, so cheek implants are a more effective and safe long-term solution. Make sure you are not going to have to do a lot of talking for at least a week after the operation. There should be some soft foods and meal replacement shakes in your house.

Charlottes most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best person to go to for cheek implants in Charlotte NC. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His web site is called “” because he focuses his efforts entirely on facial plastic surgery, and has done so since 1988. If you interested in cheek implants, make an appointment or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.