Cheek Aesthetics

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Cheek aesthetics procedures are applied to people who want to get plumper and more aesthetic facial lines. 

Aesthetic defects in the area of the zygomatic eminence can be inherited or acquired. A certain percentage of people have low and naturally expressionless cheekbones, which is explained by genetics or the developmental features of the facial skeleton. For others, the cosmetic problems of the once bright and expressive middle facial zone are the result of a complex of age-related changes. In the complex of involutional processes in this situation, a decrease in volume and gravitational ptosis of soft tissues prevail.

Hyaluronic acid filler is used for these procedures. With filler injection, a lifting effect is created. With this procedure, cheeks and cheekbones as well as facial lines become more prominent and the face looks better proportioned.

A weak cheek appearance can make a face not proportioned and balanced. A strong looking cheeks can play an important role in the face aesthetics, also can make you look younger than you are. However, by aging and time we are losing the fat tissue and collagen ratio in our face and ending up with a tired, sagging face. Cheek Aesthetics can solve these two issues at the same time, the patients can regain their young looking, meanwhile the definition and the balance in the face will be gained as well.

Cheekbone aesthetics and cheek aesthetics are a complex of methods of injection cosmetology and plastic surgery, developed for the correction of the middle third of the face, namely the zygomatic eminence and cheeks. Simultaneously with plastic surgery of the cheekbones and cheeks, rejuvenation of the middle facial zone can be performed, including tightening of the skin and the superficial muscle system SMAS.

The choice of a cheekbone correction strategy depends on the specifics of the problem with which the patient consulted a cosmetologist or a plastic surgeon. For young patients without signs of skin stretching and a decrease in its elasticity, procedures such as contouring of the cheekbones, lipofilling, and augmentation with implants can be recommended. With age-related stretching of the facial skin, the patient, in addition to aesthetics of the cheekbones and cheeks, can be recommended a comprehensive rejuvenating program, including a surgical tightening of the entire complex of integumentary tissues.

Why Should I Have a Cheek Aesthetics?

Cheek AestheticsMen and women of all ages can benefit from cheek aesthetics. The procedures can be performed to address a variety of aesthetic goals, including:

  • Restoring cheeks to a high, full, and youthful looking position
  • Restoring lost facial volume in the cheek region
  • Improving overall balance of facial contours
  • Correcting facial asymmetry
  • Reducing the appearance of jowls
  • Correcting flatness in the mid-facial region
  • Improving the appearance of a thin, gaunt face

In addition, ideal cheek augmentation candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure.

At What Age Can Cheek Aesthetics Be Done?

The lower age limit for cheek aesthetics is 20-25 years. There is no upper age limit. If the woman or man is healthy and there is no health condition that prevents the operation, when the doctor deems it appropriate, cheek aesthetics can be performed from the ages of 20-25 until the advancing ages. 

Operation is not recommended before the age of 20-25. People with a square or round face with adipose tissue in the cheek area are suitable candidates for cheek aesthetics. Although some people are thin, they are uncomfortable with appearing overweight due to the fatty tissue in their cheeks. Cheek aesthetics is an ideal operation for these people. 

Today, cheek aesthetics has started to be a very preferred application by men. Men want their cheekbones to be more prominent. Therefore, cheek aesthetics is a solution to these requests. Cheek aesthetics are performed during pregnancy and lactation periods in women,  except during these periods, if the doctor deems it appropriate, operation can be performed.

Who is Suitable for Cheek Aesthetics?

The indication for cheekbone correction is the aesthetic imperfection of the middle facial zone. Defects in this area, as a rule, are not pronounced, but for a specialist they are obvious. Low cheekbones, inexpressive, without a clear outline – all this can be considered as an indication for modeling surgery.

  • Age-related decrease in the thickness of soft tissues in the cheeks and zygomatic eminence.
  • Low cheekbones, no clear outline.
  • Deformation of the oval of the face.
  • Gravitational ptosis of the soft tissues of the middle facial zone.
  • Deep lacrimal grooves.
  • Pronounced nasolabial folds.
  • Descent of the corners of the mouth.
  • The problems listed above can be caused by genetics, features of the development of the facial skeleton, involutional processes in soft tissues with their thinning and displacement relative to bone landmarks. Cheekbone aesthetics is effective regardless of the underlying causes of the cosmetic defect.

Cheek Aesthetics Methods

  • Buccal Fat Removal (Bichectomy) to reduce lower cheek volume, to accentuate the appearance of cheekbones
  • Dermal Fillers to enhance facial volume and contour of the cheek area with a minimally invasive method.
  • Lipofilling (or liposculpture) an increase in the volume of the cheekbones and the correction of sunken cheeks using the local injection of the patient’s fat cells
  • Cheek implant operation to give an increase in volume with silicone implants as hard as the bones of the skull

Buccal Fat Removal (Bichectomy)

BichectomyWomen and men have aesthetic operations to look physically younger and healthier. Bichectomy is one of these operations. Bichectomy is cheek surgery. With bichectomy, cheekbones are clarified on the face and a thin face appearance is provided. 

The cheekbones play a tremendous role in the overall aesthetic and appeal of the face. Your cheekbones help to define your face and act as the underlying framework for the skin and soft tissue that lies atop your basic bone architecture. 

Sometimes, the features of your cheekbones can get lost or disappear behind too much excess buccal (also known as the cheek) fat. In this instance, your features may require subtle refinement with the assistance of a buccal fat removal procedure. 

Facial contouring is important to the overall facial appearance. If one feels that his or her cheeks are looking too round for the other facial features, he or she may even start to feel heavy or chubby as a result of excess fat in the cheeks or buccal fat. While it is important to maintain a healthy amount of facial fat to retain a youthful appearance, excess buccal fat can lead to a rounded “moon face” or chipmunk-like cheek appearance that hides one’s naturally given cheekbone and jawline. 

A buccal fat removal procedure conservatively discards non-essential fat in the cheek area, slimming out this area and resulting in a thinner looking and more chiseled appearance. Buccal fat removal is performed on an out-patient basis which allows patients to recover in the comfort of their own home. P

atients will begin the recovery phase by being closely monitored in the recovery suite of the surgical center immediately following surgery. As soon as patients are alert and feeling stable they can be driven home or to the recovery facility where they will likely want to sleep for the rest of the day.

  • Before Bichectomy Surgery

One week before the bichectomy operation, the use of substances such as smoking and alcohol should be stopped. Blood-thinning drugs (aspirin, etc.), blood-thinning herbal teas or drinks should be discontinued. If the patient has regular medications, the doctor should be consulted.

  • Bichectomy Surgery

Bichectomy is a cheek thinning aesthetic. Bichectomy is an outpatient treatment. It is performed with local anesthesia. It is necessary to pay attention to oral hygiene before bichectomy surgery. It is very important to reduce the risk of infection. 

Bichectomy is an operation that takes about 30 minutes. The patient is discharged on the same day. The doctor performs the surgery with a small incision in the cheeks next to the fat bags. After local anesthesia, the doctor removes the fat filler bags with forceps through a small incision for a natural appearance. After the fat bags are removed, suturing is done.The same procedure is applied to both cheeks. At the end of the application, a firming bandage is applied to the patient.

  • After Bichectomy Surgery

Recovery after bichectomy may differ from person to person. In general, improvement is observed in the 2-week period after the surgery. Soft, liquid and cold drinks should be consumed for the first 3 days after the surgery. Sunlight should be avoided. If the patient has inflammation, it passes between 3-6 (Inflammation can be seen in the neck jawline area)

  • Recovery After Bichectomy

With bichectomy, cheekbones become prominent and the face is given a long appearance. After bichectomy, the patient can return to his daily life immediately. In case of infection, antibiotic treatment and oral care solutions will be given by the doctor. These should be used regularly. The bandage worn after the surgery prevents bruising. Swelling is normal. 

Heavy activities should not be done for 5 days after the surgery. After the surgery, sun cream should be used during the day, especially in the summer months. Another curious issue is the formation of scars. No scar is formed. The reason for this is that the operation is performed from the inside of the cheek, so the scar is not visible. Since the recovery period will vary from person to person, you can get the best results by following your doctor’s recommendations.

Cheek fillers

Dermal fillers to help patients enhance facial volume and contour the cheek area with minimally invasive facial filler treatments. The time people get older and their face loses its volume and collagen. The volume of the face being replaced with wrinkles and asymmetric facial appearance The first signs of the facial volume lack can be seen in the cheek and eyelid areas. The other visible areas are the nasolabial folds and the jowling area. By the cheek fillers we are not just aiming to regain the volume in the cheek areas we are also planning to target the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and the neck jowling areas.

Fillers provide innovative techniques and technology to stay at the forefront of cheek aesthetics treatments. For patients, dr continues to teach the latest safe and effective techniques to other physicians that travel to our clinics. Although they are very effective and long lasting, patients need to know that cheek filler injections are not a permanent solution and give patients the option to stop or continue treatment to maintain results.

With aging, volume loss occurs especially in the mid-face area. The mid-face and under the eyes are related to each other. However, filling is not applied in the same thickness as mid-face filling and under-eye filling. The thickness of the applied fillings is different. Since the filler is performed in the deep region of the middle face, a 3rd thickness filling is applied. The filler can also be applied on the cheekbones of the patient. The doctor is careful not to enlarge the face undesirably. The important thing in filling this area is to do it in the required amount. The application is made with special blunt rods called cannula. Its permanence can vary from person to person between 12-18 months.

Cheek Fat Injection

The other option for cheek aesthetics is Fat Injection. The innovative technique occupies an intermediate position between the correction of contour gels and painterplasty, combining the best of both worlds (the world of cosmetology and the world of plastic surgery).

What is common between lipofilling of the cheekbones and plastic contour gels? The procedure for augmentation of cheekbones using fat cell transplantation is performed by injection. There are no incisions on the face or on the oral mucosa. Healing proceeds very quickly, as after a cosmetic procedure. The risks of complications are minimal, since the transplanted fat cells are absolutely identical in antigenic properties (immunologically) to the tissues of the recipient zone. They do not provoke allergies or inflammatory reactions.

To put it simply, lipofilling is in many ways similar to contour plastics, only a fraction of viable adipocytes obtained from the donor zone (abdomen, thighs) is used as a filler, and not hyaluronic acid. The fundamental difference in the composition of the “filler” has a strong effect on the result: lipofilling gives a persistent effect of increasing the recipient zone. Another difference is that lipofilling is performed by a plastic surgeon, not a cosmetologist.

The result lasts up to five years or more, the exact timing depends on many factors, including age, bad habits, dietary characteristics. It is the lasting, almost lifelong result that unites lipofilling with implant painterplasty.

Invasive cheek Aesthetics

In some cases, the patient may be recommended cheek plasty – an operation aimed at modeling the zygomatic eminence by reducing the volume of adipose tissue in the cheek-zygomatic zone. Decreasing the cheeks often makes the cheekbones more prominent and higher. The operation to remove Bisha’s lumps (fat cushions between the masticatory muscles) is performed through incisions in the oral mucosa. Healing is proceeding quickly, but the principles of the recovery period listed above are still relevant.

Cheek Implants

cheek implantCheek implants have a proven record of safety and success in cheek aesthetic enhancement. These implants have been in use for more than 15 years. Various materials, ranging from very rigid to pliable, are used to create cheekbone implants. These implants come in many shapes and sizes.

It is possible to customize most cheekbone implants to individual facial anatomy. Cheek implants, such as those comprising silicone, do not fuse with the tissue and can readily be extracted at a later date, if required.The surgeon will make an incision and create a pocket to hold the implant. The incisions are usually placed inside the mouth or through an opening just beneath the lower lash allowing the incision to blend with the lash line in an inconspicuous manner.

The incisions underneath the skin are closed using absorbable sutures while cuts on the skin’s surface are typically sealed with removable sutures. The implant type being used determines the positioning of the implant.

Preparation and Conduct of the Cheek Aesthetics

At the initial stage, the patient is waiting for a full examination, the main purpose of which is to identify possible contraindications. Next, there is a meeting with a doctor who will select implants and carry out face modeling – first in the form of a visual model, which is agreed with the patient.

Cheekbone plasty can be performed autonomously, or together with a facelift. In the first case, incisions are made only in the oral cavity, in the second, also in the area behind the ears. In any case, the stitches will be hidden, so do not be afraid that after the operation there will be visible traces of others.

Rehabilitation principles of Cheek Aesthetics

Patients who are planning an operation on the cheekbones should not take medications that affect the hemostasis system before and after the correction. The ban on NSAIDs, direct and indirect anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents is valid for two to three weeks before and after the procedure (depending on the chosen correction method, three weeks after surgery, two weeks after contouring).

Important rules for the recovery period include:

  • Full protection of the skin from ultraviolet radiation.
  • Complete refusal to exercise.
  • Severe limitation of physical activity.
  • Complete cessation of smoking and alcohol.
  • A ban on thermal treatments, saunas, steam rooms, hot baths.

Does Cheek Aesthetics Give Permanent Results?

Today, cheek aesthetics is frequently preferred by men as well as women. The most curious issue is the permanence of the results. If the cheekbone filling application is applied to the person, the effect period can be up to 1 year, at the end of this period, if the doctor deems it appropriate, the application can be repeated.

The results of cheek aesthetic surgeries are permanent. It should be known that as the age progresses, the appearance of the cheek changes. With aging, sagging of the skin occurs. On the other hand, if the patient gains weight, fat cells are stored in the cheeks and the fullness of the cheeks may increase. Such situations may affect the results. If the patient can maintain her/his current weight after the surgery, it will prevent the situation from recurring. Before the surgery, your doctor will inform you in detail about the results of the surgery and the post-operative process.

How Much Does Cheek Aesthetics Cost in Turkey?

Cheek AestheticsWomen and men have cheek aesthetics to achieve a younger and healthier appearance. Many people fulfill their self-confidence with cheek aesthetics. They also feel better psychologically. At this point, choosing the right doctor is very important. With the application of the appropriate technique to the appropriate patient by the specialist in the field, beautiful, successful, accurate and most importantly, happy results are obtained. First of all, you need to be examined by your doctor. 

Cheek aesthetics vary from person to person. The patient’s facial structure, expectations and wishes from cheek aesthetics are listened to by the doctor and the technique to be followed is determined as a result of the examination. All these factors can cause the price of cheek aesthetics to vary. 

In order to get more detailed information about the subject and to get information about the technique suitable for you, you should be examined by our doctor. You can learn your price information in the most accurate way at the end of the examination. For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact Quartz Clinique and get information on Cheek Aesthetics Prices in İSTANBUL, TURKEY.

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