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Christopher Hove, MD

Understanding Cheek Augmentation and Facial Implants

A woman in the sunPatients can place their trust in Dr. Christopher R. Hove, a leading cosmetic plastic surgeon serving the greater Philadelphia area. He offers some of the finest wrinkle reduction and anti-aging procedures around, as well as treatments designed to reshape and recontour the face. For instance, patients can undergo cosmetic rejuvenation with facial implants, which can enhance different facial features and improve overall appearance in the process.

With that in mind, we'd like to look at cheek augmentation surgery and how it can help you look your absolute best.

About Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation is a procedure that involves the use of facial implants to enhance the prominence of a person's cheekbones. With facial implants, a person have achieve a more chiseled and sculpted appearance, enhancing beauty and improving the overall appearance of your face.

Facial Implants Come in Different Shapes and Sizes

Facial implants are never one-size-fits-all. These implants are made from different kinds of materials and can be shaped in different ways to achieve the aesthetic goals of a patient. Facial implants are common for the cheeks, lips, and chin, and they can make a major difference in a person's overall looks.

During the consultation process, we can go over the ideal shapes for your cheek implants and what materials might be most ideal for results that look and feel natural.

Ideal Candidates for Cheek Augmentation

The best candidates for cheek augmentation surgery are people who have issues with the shape and prominence of their cheekbones, and wish that their cheekbones were more prominent. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from any sorts of health conditions that would cause a facial surgery to be a risk to health and wellness.

It's also important that patients have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it can achieve, as well as the risks and benefits involved in the overall treatment process.

What to Expect from the Cheek Augmentation Procedure

During cheek augmentation surgery, incisions are typically made inside of the mouth or along the lower eyelids. It is through these incisions that the cheek implants are placed and positioned. Additional adjustments to the underlying structures of the face may be made through these incisions as necessary to accommodate the implants.

If a patient undergoes another facial plastic surgery procedure in addition to cheek augmentation (e.g., a traditional facelift), the implants may be placed using those facial surgery incisions instead.

Is There Any Visible Scarring from the Surgery?

Generally no.

The incisions located inside of the mouth of are obviously never visible to others. As for the lower eyelid incisions, they are carefully made close to the eyelashes, which helps ensure that they are hidden from view. Over time, this well-hidden incision will continue to fade and be very difficult to notice.

The Results of Cheek Augmentation Surgery

The results of cheek augmentation surgery can be quite dramatic, adding a beautiful, sculpted prominence to a person's face and overall appearance. Many patients who get cheek implants report high levels of satisfaction overall.

Is Cheek Augmentation Surgery Right for Me?

The best way to find out if cheek augmentation or another sort of surgery is right for you and your needs is to schedule a consultation at the practice. We'll go over your many surgical options as well as other surgeries that may prove helpful in allowing you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Contact the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

To learn more about cheek augmentation and whether or not it is the ideal treatment option for you, be sure to contact our plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care center today. Dr. Christopher R. Hove and the entire team look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove

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