Cheek enhancement is the use of synthetics or biologicals to augment, or make the malar and submalar structure of the face more prominent. It can give balance to an otherwise less defined face or further augment an already existent cheek structure.
It also may be that the face needs Mandibular (jaw) augmentation orMentoplasty (chin augmentation) to balance out the features in addition to cheek augmentation. It is common to have cheek augmentation in conjunction with a buccal fat removal procedure, as well. A qualified plastic surgeon can help determine your needs by examining your facial structure and photographs. Some surgeons even draw a graph on a photo of your face to measure the distances from each facial feature or utilize computer imagery to help portray the possibilities. However, you mustn’t rely on the accuracy of the surgical outcome when computer imaging is utilized. The image is only an approximation although it can be used to help convey your desires to your surgeon. Usually an oblique photo is used to best determine your idea, however it is still difficult to actually show an outcome of cheek augmentation without a 3-D model.