Cheek Enhancement & Implant Augmentation Plastic Surgery
TRUST YOUR FACE TO A WORLD EXPERT …
Dr. Doumit is an internationally recognized leader in facial surgery. He has authored few plastic surgery textbook chapters and articles on facial and cheek implants surgery. Because of his experience, he was asked to design a cheek implant that is commonly used. Dr. Doumit also spent a year training with Dr Yaremchuk, a known world leader in facial cosmetic and implant surgery.
Small facial (or cheek) implants of meticulous design can be implanted in the face to highlight cheekbones or to correct facial imbalance. These implants can be made of different material: silicon, porous-ethylene or Goretex. All these materials have been tested for many years, are inert, do not disintegrate in the human body and are well tolerated. Dr. Doumit commonly uses porous polyethylene implants as they integrate best with the bone and soft tissue. In addition, porous polyethylene implant can be fixed to the bone, hence ensuring no shift in their precise position after the surgery.
I flew into Cleveland and I had surgery with Dr. Doumit. The team of nurses at the Clinic were amazing! I am so pleased with the beautiful job on my face. I was home after a week stay. Please do your research before letting any Doctor cut on you (especially on your face). Dr. Doumit is the head of Craniofacial surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He is not only board certified but is also a cranial facial specialist.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR CHEEK IMPLANT?
Cheekbones are a major contribution to facial beauty. The mystery of a beautiful face is often linked to good cheekbones. Almost absent cheekbones or too little projection lead to the most frequent requests for this operation. Sometimes a long face would look rounder with more prominent cheekbones. Hollow cheeks can be rounded up with cheekbone implants (cheek enhancement). Different sizes and design are available to the surgeon for implantation.
When the bones of the midface are weak, the eyes look prominent. On profile, the eyes projects beyond the cheek, a condition called negative vector. Patients with negative vector have less support for their cheek and lower eyelids. With time, patients with negative vector skeletal morphology age prematurely. Their cheek / lower eyelids descend prematurely, compared to patients with strong midface bones. Deficient midface, scleral show and prominent eyes are treated with an inferior orbital rim implant
Inferior orbital rim implant can be placed solely or in combination with a cheek implant.
HOW ARE CHEEK IMPLANTS (CHEEK AUGMENTATION) SURGERY PERFORMED?
This operation is done under general anesthesia. It lasts about an hour or two. Surgery is performed with an incision in the mouth. Some time a second incision is placed inside the eyelid. Hence, there is no skin incision and no scar. The bone is exposed and the implant is then inserted to a precise position. The cheek implant (or inferior orbital rim implant) is fixed to the bone with a screw ensuring a precise position, without any risk of movement. The mucosa (mouth incision) is then closed.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RECOVERY IN CHEEK IMPLANTS SURGERY (PLASTIC SURGERY CHEEK BONES)?
Cheek implant or inferior orbital rim implant do not cause much pain. Swelling and minor bruising is gone in 7 to 14 days. There is no scar, and all sutures will dissolve over 10 to 14 days.
WHAT RESULT CAN I EXPECT?
The results of your cheek implant (cheek augmentation) or inferior orbital rim implant are noticeable instantly following surgery. The majority of swelling will disappear over the first ten days following surgery. Cold compresses placed on the cheeks every hour for 15 minutes (first three days following surgery) will significantly expedite the resolution of your facial swelling. Your final results following cheek implant surgery should be visible within one to two months.
Before & After Photos
* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.
ARE CHEEK IMPLANT AND INFERIOR ORBITAL RIM IMPLANT SAFE?
All procedures carry some risk. Possible complications from facial implant and chin surgery include: infection, bleeding, change in skin sensation due to nerve injury, swelling, bruising.
Cheek Augmentation with Silicone Implant: 4500$ (Under local Anesthesia)
Cheek Augmentation with Porous Polyethylene Implants: 6000$ (Under local Anesthesia + Sedation)
Orbital Rim Augmentation with Porous Polyethylene Implants 7000$ ( General Anesthesia)