What is a cheek implant, malarplasty, procedure and what can it accomplish?
A malarplasty or cheek augmentation, is a procedure to increase the definition of the cheekbones. The cheek area is enhanced by inserting an FDA approved, silicone rubber implant over the existing bony structure. The implant fills missing volume and provides support for the muscle and fat. Replenishing lost cheek volume also helps raise the sagging skin and muscle below. As a result, marionette lines around the mouth are softened and smile lines around the nose become less prominent. With enhancement, the cheekbone area becomes a more prominent facial highlight for both men and women. Cheek implants are a permanent addition which feels smooth and natural to the touch.