Cheek Implants in Puerto Vallarta

1 clinic(s) offering Cheek Implants treatment in Puerto Vallarta
Elaen Plastic Surgery Center Puerto Vallarta Verified

Elaen Plastic Surgery Center Puerto Vallarta offers patients the latest in medical technology and unsurpassed dedication to patient satisfaction. Our services include plastic surgery for the face, body, and breasts — as well as skin rejuvenation and hair transplantation. Our goal is to continually pursue excellence in plastic surgery and hair loss treatments.

Dr. Alejandro Enrique was very helpful during our Consultation. His knowledge and explanation of Process helped us to decide to set a date for a Facelift Procedure.
April 2021
Dr. Alejandro and his staff are absolutely wonderful! I felt cared about throughout the entire process. The communication is fabulous. They answered all of my questions and took amazing care of me. The morning of my procedure the doctors and support staff were upbeat, friendly, and very caring. After my procedure, they had me rest/sleep for 4 - 5 hours in a recovery room that was dimly lit, had relaxing music playing with nature scenes on the tv. I believe they even had aromatherapy and a salt rock lamp. I had a nurse in the room with me the entire time who was so compassionate to everything I was going through. A doctor called my husband halfway through the surgery to let him know that everything was going well. Then Dr. Alejandro called him once the surgery was over to let him know they were done and I was recovering. In the days since my procedure, they've checked in on me several times. I am so glad that I chose elaen and Dr. Alejandro & I'm recommending my friends come to have the same procedure with him.
April 2021
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What is Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentation)?

Cheek implants (malar augmentation) are used to soften the angles of the face for a more youthful appearance. The methods employed with cheek implant procedures improve the harsh or gaunt appearance some individuals acquire due to age, malar deficiencies, asymmetries, or a natural bony structure.

 

Since we cannot avoid the force of gravity or the descent of soft tissue in our face, which is especially exacerbated with age, malar augmentation has become a sensible and rewarding solution. Cheek implants, or malar implants create well-proportioned, prominent cheek bones that make the skin on the face look supple and enhances facial symmetry.

 

A Good Candidate for Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentation)

Anyone with malar deficiencies or asymmetries caused by trauma, congenital defects, inherited bony structure or age is a good candidate for cheek implant surgery. The minimum age requirement is 18 years of age for this procedure. Typically, individuals do not get rid of their baby fat until they are in their early twenties so the age requirement does not pose an issue.

 

The age factor should be taken into consideration, as it is sometimes better to go through with a cheek augmentation operation after the face has fully matured. Anyone having a face lift may also consider cheek implants for the most flattering results.

 

Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentation) Procedure

The first step in the cheek implant procedure, as with any plastic surgery procedure, is a detailed consultation with your surgeon, who will guide you in your pre-operative planning. There are several sizes and shapes of cheek implants to choose from.

 

X-Rays are sometimes required to determine which cheek implant will be the most suitable for your bone structure, appearance, and desired goal. Measurements will also be taken to determine the degree of augmentation and the size and shape of the implant. These factors may differ for each individual.

 

Gender is also taken into consideration, as women usually desire softer, rounder cheeks enhancing their feminine appearance, while men typically desire more chiseled or angular cheek bones creating a more masculine appearance. During the cheek augmentation procedure, the patient will be under general anesthesia.

 

A small incision is made near the area where the implants will be placed, usually in the crease under the lower eyelashes or inside the upper lip. The surgeon creates a pocket to locate the implant, which is stitched to an area of more solid tissue to ensure immobility.

 

This procedure is outpatient, which means that the patient can return home the same day.

 

Average Duration of Cheek Implant Surgery: Less than 1 hour