Cheek Augmentation in Los Altos, CA
Cheek augmentation, also known as malarplasty or submalar augmentation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure for defining the cheek and/or cheekbone area of one’s face.Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers cheek augmentation for men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California. Dr. Mittelman is a pioneer of facial implant surgery. The Mittelman Pre-Jowl Implants are the most popular implants of that type in the United States and are used worldwide. When the cheekbones appear more prominent, the contour and balance of the face and its features will benefit. Weakened cheeks appear sunken and unhealthy while cheeks that are heavy give an overweight appearance. Healthy patients who desire realistic enhancements to the cheek area are good candidates for cheek augmentation.
What Is Cheek Augmentation?
Malar and submalar augmentation are technical names for the cheek augmentation procedure. Using these procedures, the cheek area as well as the cheekbone can be defined to create prominence, giving your face enhanced definition, as well as a slimmer look that better complements your other facial features.
What Is The Difference Between Malar Augmentation And Submalar Augmentation?
Through malar augmentation, the cheekbones are enhanced by placing implants. Through submalar augmentation, the inferior areas of the cheek are filled in to erase hallowing and complement the prominent cheek areas.
How Long Does Cheek Enhancement Surgery Last?
Most cheek augmentation surgeries last approximately two hours, though the time will vary based on the extent of the procedure. Patients return home following the procedure, as it is done on an outpatient basis.
Is Cheek Augmentation Painful?
Some pain can be expected following cheek augmentation and will vary depending on individual pain thresholds. Pain management options will be prescribed following the procedure to minimize symptoms. Correctly following postoperative instructions is essential to minimizing pain.
How Much Time Does It Take After Cheek Augmentation To Return To Regular Activities?
Cheek augmentations heal faster than some facial surgeries, such as a facelift. Patients usually resume working and their regular routines around two weeks after undergoing the procedure.
Are There Any Adjustments I Need To Make To My Lifestyle After Cheek Augmentation?
Be sure you comprehend and follow your postoperative instructions. Eat soft foods for the first two weeks and restrict physical activities during this time to promote healing. It may be necessary to keep your cheeks free of makeup during this time.
How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost in San Jose?
Mittelman Plastic Surgery works to make cheek augmentation procedures affordable.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on cheek augmentation or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today. We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.