Cheek Implants in Portland Oregon – Top Cheek Implant Surgeon
Cheek implants are placed for patients who have a flat maxilla and flat cheek profile. This can be due to the aging process or simply the way you are born. Cheek implants are manufactured in a variety of sizes which include small, medium, and large and are composed of Silastic, which is at an inert material. Cheek implants are also manufactured in a variety of shapes, such as malar, submalar and combined malar/sub-malar. The implants are placed through an incision above the teeth and gumline through the intra-oral approach and are inserted into a precise pocket directly over the maxilla bone and underneath the periosteum, which typically will hold them in place adequately. The anesthesia is administered by a board-certified physician anesthesiologist in our Medicare certified outpatient surgery center for patient safety, comfort and privacy. Patients can anticipate approximately 2 weeks of swelling and bruising after the procedure and the sutures in the mouth along the gum line are dissolvable. Cheek implants offer a permanent augmentation and volume enhancement to rejuvenate the midface and can be combined with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a facelift.