Cheek Implants in Panama

1 clinic(s) offering Cheek Implants treatment in Panama
Plastic Surgery Institute of Panama Verified

The Plastic Surgery Institute of Panama aims to provide the sophisticated technology and solutions to their patients, and are committed to providing all the options and medical information available.

Before I chose Dr. Luis A. Picard-Ami, Jr. in Panama City, Panama, I researched multiple aesthetic surgeons and simply could not find a surgeon as accomplished. My husband and I have had an outstanding experience and we highly recommend him; his skillfulness and expertise are irrefutable. For months, I communicated with him by email and he used his valuable time to thoroughly, thoughtfully and punctually answer every question. We followed up with simple pictures taken on our phones and he offered his recommendations, our options, detailed cost estimates, basic procedural guidance and aftercare information. He never sold us on additional procedures or products. Additionally, what endeared me to Dr. Picard-Ami was that he helped me to focus on how important realistic result expectations are. He has incredible attention to detail. My husband and I are now in our fifth week of healing and the results so far are completely natural and genuine even though our procedures were quite different. I am thrilled! Also, please know that the costs ended up exactly as quoted and were 30% lower than our U. S. quotes. Dr. Picard-Ami’s manner is warm, compassionate and gentle. His nurse and administrative assistant are also competent, caring and welcoming; they coordinate everything concerning surgical care and follow-up. I want to also share that he is the only surgeon we spoke with who recommended physical therapy following the surgery and we believe the ultrasound sessions facilitated our healing. His office is conveniently located in the Punta Pacifica Hospital as is the aftercare. Next week, we are to follow up with him by email with photos of our progress, and we are seeing steady improvement each day. We’ve had no complications to speak of and no regrets to date. I know we chose the best surgeon with the most caring staff and we simply loved visiting Panama. Please know that you can trust Dr. Picard-Ami; he exceeded our expectations and I know he will surpass yours too. RDS
March 2019
"As a couple, my husband and I decided to have facial enhancement surgery. Several years ago, I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Picard-Ami, trusting him with this made sense. Our challenges leaving the USA for this major event made us anxious because we speak limited Spanish and have hearing impairment issues. Dr. Picard-Ami and his associates clearly understood these issues and took great care to walk us through each part of the process. We followed all recommended after care treatments and instructions and are currently moving though the healing process nicely and are thrilled with the results. Dr. Picard-Ami is truly an accomplished surgeon and outstanding man. We, absolutely, selected the right surgeon for this life chaining event"
April 2018
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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