What is it and how is it done?
The surgery responsible for cheek augmentation, also called malarplasty , is aimed at
correcting the lack of projection in the cheekbones or their asymmetry. The
cheekbones, which can also be called malars, are the bones of the face that give
support to our cheeks and their modification can greatly influence when it comes to
achieving the desired harmony. While underdeveloped cheekbones can give our
countenance a somewhat tired or aged appearance, overdeveloped cheekbones can
give us an aggressive and inelegant look. The achievement of cheekbones of
adequate size can help us achieve a natural balance to our appearance.
What are the requirements for this improvement?
It is necessary that the facial features have completed their development process to
undergo this type of surgery. In the same way, the patient should be aware of both
the real possibilities that an increase of cheekbones allows in his particular case and
the process of the surgery itself and its recovery period. It is necessary that the
patient is emotionally stable and that he informs his surgeon of all aspects related to
his state of health (if he is a smoker, possible allergies etc ).
Process of performing an increase in cheekbones
Often, a cheekbone correction is accompanied by other interventions such
as liftings , eyelid surgery or jaw surgery to achieve a complete face balance. In
these cases, the incisions made for this type of interventions will be used to increase
the cheekbones. In cases where the malarplasty is performed individually, it is most
appropriate to place the relevant implants for augmentation through incisions made
inside the upper lip or through the lower eyelid.
A cheekbone corrective surgery usually lasts between 35 and 45 minutes although
depending on the magnitude of the retouching or the combination with other
treatments it can be prolonged a little longer. Regarding the type of anesthesia used,
the most common is usually the use of general anesthesia, although sometimes it can
also be used only local anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with some sedation