There are multiple types of cheek surgery available to patients 

Cheek surgery offers a way for Charlotte, NC residents to improve their looks and feel better about their appearance. There are many different types of cheek surgeries available, and each offers different benefits. Cheek augmentation, fat grafting, and cheek fillers all are options to patients considering a procedure. Your surgeon can discuss the various types offered and recommend which procedure will give you the best results. 

Cheek fillers offer temporary solution to patients 

Cheek fillers, while not technically a cheek surgery, are one option for people looking to make their cheekbones more prominent. Fillers are a temporary solution so additional injections would be needed to maintain the results. There are also some factors to be conscious of. Your doctor can discuss the procedure with you in more detail and help decide if this is the best route for you to take. 

Fat grafting is another cheek surgery option 

Fat grafting is another option for patients wanting work done to their cheeks. Fat grafting is not permanent but does have longer lasting effects than injections, but they are not as long lasting as implants. In this procedure, fat is taken from another area on the body and inserted into the area. 

Cheek implants are a long lasting solutions for patients 

Cheek implants are also known as malar augmentation. These can be used on or below the cheekbones or in both places if needed. People may also elect only to have an implant put in on one side of the face if they have an asymmetrical face that they would like evened out.  

For this cheek surgery, the surgeon makes an incision inside the mouth and puts in the implants. The implants are often made of Medpor or Gore-Tex. Since the incision is made inside the mouth, no visible scarring will be left once the patient has healed.  

Implants also have a hidden benefit. Since the skin stretches a bit when the implant is put in, it can help patients look younger. When the skin stretches to accommodate the implant, it helps remove or reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This added benefit helps patients look younger than if they had cheek surgery alone. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC residents who are considering cheek surgery to improve a face that appears sunken, or to make cheekbones more prominent should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has focused his practice exclusively on aesthetic facial plastic surgery since 1988. He is also double board certified meaning he has undergone additional training than what is required to be licensed. Contact Dr. Freeman’s office today to schedule your consultation for cheek surgery.