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Sculpting Your Ideal Cheeks and Cheekbones

Elegantly sculpted, high cheekbones and a balanced facial profile are often seen as the epitome of beauty. While some are born with these facial characteristics, others may look to cosmetic enhancement to achieve the same effect.

We understand the aspiration to achieve well-defined and balanced cheeks that accentuate your features. Whether you’re seeking enhanced facial symmetry or wish to heighten and define your cheekbones, our esteemed triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Raj Ambay, is dedicated to helping you attain a harmonious and captivating facial profile through cheek enhancement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the next step toward realizing your aesthetic dreams.

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Cheek Implants Before and After Patient Photos

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How Is Cheek Implant Surgery Performed?

Cheek implant surgery involves precisely and skillfully placing biocompatible implants. Dr. Ambay uses silicone implants to enhance the volume, shape and projection of the cheekbones. Typically conducted under general anesthesia, the procedure usually takes around 1-2 hours.

Incisions are typically either made via the inside of the mouth, or through an incision under the eyelid, depending on the implant placement and size. Once the incisions have been made, the implants are carefully placed and secured to achieve desired projection, height or shape. In order to address asymmetries on the face, one implant may be slightly larger than the other.

Various types of cheek implants are available, tailored to your facial characteristics and overall aesthetic preferences. Implants can be positioned on the cheekbone (malar implant), beneath it (submalar implant), or a combination of both. View our gallery of cheek implants before and after images to see Dr. Ambay’s skills come to life.

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Ideal Candidates for Cheek Augmentation

If you desire enhanced facial contours or wish to restore lost cheek volume, you may be an excellent candidate for cheek implants. Other considerations include:

  • Maintaining realistic expectations about potential outcomes
  • Having a desire for balanced and well-defined cheekbones
  • Seeking to restore youthful fullness to the cheeks
  • Being in overall good health

Recovery After Cheek Implant Surgery

Recovering from cheek implant surgery is typically straightforward and relatively quick. Following the procedure, expect mild swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort around the cheek area. Pain management medication and cold compresses can alleviate any discomfort. Adhering to Dr. Ambay’s post-operative instructions, including dietary adjustments and proper incision care, is crucial.

Within one to two weeks, you should be able to resume your regular routine, though strenuous activities – particularly those that have the potential to impact the face – should be avoided for several weeks to ensure optimal healing.

Regular follow-up appointments at our Wesley Chapel office will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and ensure the implants are settling as desired.

Benefits of Cheek Implants

As well as enjoying your new and improved cheeks or cheekbones for years to come, you’ll also be able to make the most of the following benefits:

  • Enhanced facial contours and heightened symmetry
  • Improved facial appearance and youthful fullness
  • A more balanced facial profile
  • Boosted confidence
  • Durable implant materials for enduring results
  • Customizable options for tailored enhancement
  • Minimally invasive procedure with a fast recovery period

Risks of Cheek Implant Surgery

As with any surgical intervention, cheek implant surgery carries potential risks. Relying on an experienced and skilled surgeon like Dr. Raj Ambay can effectively mitigate these risks:

  • Infection or bleeding at the implant site
  • Implant displacement or asymmetry
  • Nerve impairment leading to altered sensation or numbness
  • Localized swelling and bruising around the treated area

Why Choose Ambay Plastic Surgery for Cheek Implants?

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Choose us as your preferred choice for cheek enhancement, supported by Dr. Ambay’s wealth of expertise and unwavering commitment to tailored care. Book your appointment and begin your journey to enhanced facial aesthetics with assurance at Ambay Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in the Tampa-Wesley Chapel area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can cheek implants correct facial asymmetry?

Yes, cheek implants can help address facial asymmetry by strategically placing implants to create balance and harmony between the cheeks.

Will the implants feel natural to the touch?

Yes, modern cheek implants are designed to feel natural once fully healed and integrated with the surrounding tissues.

Is there a risk of implant migration over time?

Cheek implants are carefully positioned and secured to minimize the risk of migration. Dr. Ambay’s expertise ensures optimal implant placement.

Can I combine cheek implants with other facial procedures?

Yes, cheek augmentation can often be combined with other facial procedures, such as rhinoplasty, facelift, other facial implants, or eyelid surgery, to achieve comprehensive facial enhancement.

When can I resume wearing makeup after cheek implant surgery?

You should wait until any incisions are fully healed before applying makeup to the treated area. Dr. Ambay will provide guidance on when it’s safe to do so.

How much do cheek implants cost?

The cost of cheek implant surgery varies based on factors like the types of cheek implants used, the complexity of the procedure, combined treatments, and post-operative care. During your consultation, we’ll provide you with a personalized estimate covering all associated cheek implant costs, ensuring transparency and confidence in your decision-making.

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Dr. Ambay is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body. By offering a wide variety of procedures, he can consistently achieve the aesthetic desires of his patients throughout the Tampa and Wesley Chapel area, and beyond.

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