Cheek Implants with Dr. Joseph Russell, Charleston, SC
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russell was fellowship-trained in New York City under Dr. Andrew Jacono. Dr. Joseph Russell was privileged to learn from Dr. Jacono’s vast knowledge and has embraced his innovative plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Jacono is a master facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon who is known for his tremendous success rate and amazing surgical results. Dr. Russell now offers top-end, New York quality facial treatments, including cheek enhancements, in Charleston, South Carolina.
What is Cheek Augmentation?
Full, prominent or chiseled cheeks are aesthetically pleasing because they provide balance and a healthy, more youthful appearance. Some adults lack adequate underlying structure and the soft tissue that defines a balanced cheek structure. Weak cheeks cause the face to look out of proportion or emphasize the nose and chin, making them seem large and out of proportion, which overpowers the other features.
Flawed and inadequate cheeks can also create unwanted heaviness in the lower face and cause the area under the eyes to appear more aged than it would if the cheeks were fuller and higher. Implants offer permanent, prominent, chiseled cheeks, and Dr. Joseph Russell can artfully create a shapely, beautiful face by adding stronger cheeks. Dr. Russell also administers temporary, nonsurgical treatments, including injectable fillers like Juvéderm®, Voluma, and Sculptra®.
Cheek augmentation surgery permanently reverses asymmetry to create a more youthful and proportionately pleasing face. Implants provide balance to a less defined face and enhance a slim cheek structure. Malarplasty or cheek implant surgery is growing increasingly popular among men and women of all ages. Both young and older patients can benefit from the surgery.
How is a Cheek Augmentation Performed?
Cheek Augmentation Surgery utilizes synthetic or biological materials to enhance the structure of the face. Dr. Russell prefers an oral approach, which involves creating an incision inside the mouth rather than in the hairline or the lower eyelids. If the oral method is not possible, Dr. Russell will explain other surgery options during the consultation. There are no visible scars when the oral approach is used, and the incisions heal more quickly.
After the incisions are made, silicone implants are placed into position in small pockets that are created by Dr. Russell. Silicone is versatile and is modified, reshaped and contoured to customize the fit for each patient’s needs. Stitches are used to close the incision and dissolve on their own if they are placed orally.
Cheek Surgery Results
Implants contour the cheeks to add definition. Individuals who have a weak cheek structure, a flat face or desire to lift sunken cheeks and reverse signs of aging can benefit from the aesthetic enhancement of cheek surgery. The simplicity of cheek surgery and affordable costs make implants an especially popular cosmetic solution.
Side effects are minimal, and complications are rare. Patients should plan to take one to two weeks off work to recover, and exercise can be resumed after two weeks. Swelling and bruising are common. Facial support is worn while sleeping to avoid tissue stress and to promote healing. Smoking and strenuous activities should be avoided. After-care instructions should be followed to improve health and to achieve excellent results. Immediate results are experienced, but the full results will be apparent after three to six months.
Who is a Good Candidate for Cheek Implants?
A good candidate for cheek surgery is in good health, has realistic expectations and desires to enhance flat or asymmetric cheeks. Dr. Russell exams each patient’s facial structure and takes time to learn about their goals, concerns, and medical history. Each patient receives a customized treatment plan that matches their needs and expectations.
Cheek Contouring Consultation
Call (843) 576-3302 to request a cheek contouring consultation with Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Russell. You can also complete our online consultation form for additional information. Dr. Russell specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and will be happy to examine you and provide you higher, fuller or more pronounced cheeks.