Facial contouring in Montgomery, AL

Although often overlooked, the cheeks actually play a big part in the appearance of your face. Having too much volume in the area can add weight and heaviness, and having too little volume can make you appear gaunt and unwell. Many individuals want more sculpted cheekbones, more volume, or less. At Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we can help with any of these areas of concern.

Implants for cheek augmentation

Cheek implants provide definition where the area may be flat, or where skin has become saggy because of age or weight loss. Cheek implants are an excellent option for those who have particularly narrow faces. Cheek implant options include malar, sub-malar, or a combination of these two. The type of implant chosen for you will depend on if you want just a high cheekbone look, a youthful “apple in the cheeks” look, or both.

Cheek implants are inserted either through an incision made on the inside of the mouth, or through an incision in a fold of the lower eyelid. The type of incision used for your surgery will be discussed during your consultation. After cheek implant surgery, patients experience bruising and swelling for a few weeks. Early results are instantly visible, and final results will become apparent once the swelling has subsided.

Youthful volume with dermal fillers

If you’re interested in more volume only, you may not need facial surgery — a dermal filler may be perfect for you. Many types of dermal fillers are designed to provide a youthful plumpness and lift to the cheeks. Dermal fillers are non-surgical, quick and convenient, and require no downtime, but the effects are temporary and touch-up sessions will be needed in order to maintain results. That said, some dermal fillers are collagen stimulants, and help your body to create brand-new collagen — which provides elasticity and plumpness. During your consultation, we will let you know if dermal fillers are enough to meet your needs.

Buccal fat removal

Everyone is born with buccal fat pads in their cheeks, but for some, these pads are much more prominent. If you feel that your face is too round or that you have “chipmunk cheeks”, buccal fat removal is a procedure that can slim down the face by removing those natural fat pads that lie within the cheeks.

The buccal fat pads are removed from inside the mouth, delivering cheekbones that are more defined and a more sculpted jawline. (Goodbye, baby face!) Most patients require 7 to 10 days of recovery from buccal fat removal in Montgomery AL , during which time a liquid diet is necessary. Results are visible in approximately three months.

Facial contouring in Montgomery, AL at ALPRS

If you’re unhappy with the way your cheeks look and want to plump them, narrow them, or get some definition, Montgomery, AL surgeons Dr. Blake Raggio and Dr. Thomas Cawthon can help. Dr. Raggio is the only fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in the region, and Dr. Cawthon is board-certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck surgery. As skilled and experienced experts, Dr. Raggio and Dr. Cawthon provide extraordinary care and service from every touchpoint, including before, during, and after surgery. Results are natural-looking, attractive, and durable. We focus on patient education and forming relationships in a professional, warm, and inviting environment. To learn more about facial contouring with cheek augmentation or buccal fat removal in Montgomery AL , please contact us.

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