Strong cheekbones are often seen as a desirable trait
Cheek implants can help Charlotte, NC residents look their best. Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightly and countless other celebrities are well known for having high cheekbones. They are a desirable trait for both men and women and are often seen as a sign of beauty. But, that’s not the only reason people decide to have cheek implants. Many chose to get them to fight signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin.

Cheek implants life the midface and give people a rejuvenated appearance
Cheek implants are a great option for people who have sagging skin in the midface or are developing wrinkles along the face. Extra skin can make the cheeks look sunken, and you older. Once inserted, cheek implants lift the skin which helps smooth it out and gives your face a fuller look.

Younger people may also elect to have cheek implants. If you naturally have smaller cheek bones, you may feel self conscious or may think your face looks out of proportion. Cheek implants can help balance your face and improve your appearance.

Cheek implants are custom chosen for you
Once you decide to get cheek implants, your surgeon will work to find the ones that will work best for you. They’ll do this by performing an examination of your face and facial structure as well as determining how much boost you’ll need. Your doctor will either choose the implant from a selection, or, if needed, can have it custom made for you. However, this typically isn’t necessary.

Once the implant is chosen, it’ll be time for surgery. The doctor can insert your cheek plants a few ways, depending on what will work best for you. Some techniques involve making an incision inside the mouth to place the cheek implants. Another common technique is to go through an incision made in the lower eyelid.

Recovery can take one to two weeks
After your cheek implants, you’ll need time to recover. Bruising and swelling is common after surgery, so your doctor may recommend ice and elevation of your face. Some people also experience difficulty talking or speaking due to a tightness in the cheeks, but this will fade over time. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work and activities within seven to ten days.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC residents who are considering having cheek implants want to be sure they get the best surgeon possible. Consider using Dr. Sean Freeman for your surgeon. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and is double board certified. Contact his office to schedule a consultation and see if cheek implants are right for you.