Will cheek implants help my sagging cheek bones? I am reaching the seventy year mark and have noticed that my face is starting to look more sunken. I have always been proud of my appearance and this is disturbing me a lot. I have considered several differ

Cheek . Cheek implants are one way to address sagging cheeks. The mainly goal when addressing this type of problem is to improve the facial volume loss that has occurred in the area. Facial fat grafting, skin fillers, and midface lifting are other methods to improve the facial appearance. Visiting with a board certified facial plastic surgeon would allow for a more in depth discussion of your options.
Yes . Yes cheek implants will help correct bony loss associated with age... However, many of the affects of aging can be treated with other surgical (deep plane facelift) and non-surgical (filler injections) so be sure to get a full consult for your condition... The cost of the consult usually gets applied to any procedures you wind up having so it is definitely worth it... Hope this helps -bwc.

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Will cheek implants help my sagging cheek bones? I am reaching the seventy year mark and have noticed that my face is starting to look more sunken. I have always been proud of my appearance and this is disturbing me a lot. I have considered several differ

Aging . Aging takes place slowly and unfortunately is progressive. Looking more "sunken" or loss of volume in the face can be related to loss of bone structure support or soft tissue support or both. If you feel young and would like to rejuvenate this area, there are many options including cheek implants. Cheek implants are placed through incisions in the gumline and are considered "permanent". The implant will reposition your cheek area and give you "higher cheekbones". Other options for rejuvenation in this area can include less invasive procedures include fat augmentation or transfer or dermal injection techniques. Fat transfer involves harvesting fat from one area of your body, processing it and then injecting it into the areas needed volume or needing rejuvenation. Dermal fillers can involve temporary or more permanent substances and are the least invasive of the options for rejuvenation of the cheek area. Sculptra is a product which offers long term rejuvenation while also helping stimulate your own collagen for added volume. Less permanent fillers include radiesse, restylane, (dermal fillers) and juvederm. A experienced board certified facial plastic surgeon should be consulted to give you the best advice. I would recommend in most over 60 year old patients a combined approach using the technique which my patients desire and i feel would give them the safest and best results. I hope this information helps you in making your decision. You can also visit my website at www.Pattmd.Com for more information. Read more...
This . This sunken appearance you're noticing is quite common. There are a few approaches to improving this sagging appearing including: 1. Facial fat grafting to replace the lost facial volume 2. Cheek implants can improve the lost volume in a more limited area of the face 3. Mid-face lift to elevate the sagging tissue itself. This doesn't replace the lost facial volume, but repositions it in a higher position. The best option for your depends on your goals and anatomy. Visiting with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon would allow you to get a better sense of your options. Read more...
Aging . Aging brings with it a multitude of changes many of which relate to the skin surface or the volume of tissue holding the skin firm in youth. Depending on which area is more bothersome to you, treatment can be tailored to meet your expectation and desires. Generally speaking, a cheek implant will work regardless of the age of the bony structure. It is placed underneath the deep tissues to rejuvenate and recontour the cheeks to give them a tighter appearance. The cheekbones-anatomically referred to as the zygomatic bones - are augmented by implanting the patient's own fat, harvested from the abdomen or hips. So-called malar implants made of plastic/silicone can be inserted primarily via an approach through the hair-bearing temples or through the mouth via an incision in the gum. I would sit down with your facial plastic surgeon and discuss your options, sometimes it is best to consider combining the treatment of your cheeks with treatment of the skin if that is relevant. I hope this information has been useful, for more information you can always check out my website regarding facial rejuvenation procedures and techniques. Sincerely, dr. Tal dagan. Read more...