Cheek Implants



Flattened appearance of the cheekbones. A desire for more prominent cheekbones and facial contours.

Intended Results

A stronger appearance to the cheekbones. Widening of the middle third of the face.


Cheekbone implants are made of porous polyethylene (Porex)™, a firm plastic with a surface that allows for ingrowth of tissue into the implant to anchor it in place. This type of implant material can also be customized during the procedure for better correction. Cheek implants are placed through an incision inside the upper gums above the teeth. Commonly, general anesthesia is utilized, and the patient goes home shortly after the procedure.

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Recuperation and Healing

Swelling and bruising resolve over a 2-week time frame. Pain is controlled with oral analgesics. Sutures in the mouth dissolve in 2 to 3 weeks.

Other Options

Additional procedures that would enhance the result are other facial cosmetic procedures such as Face LiftEyelid Lift, Brow LiftRhinoplasty, or Chin Augmentation.


The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

Schedule Your Cheek Implant consultation

To schedule a Cheek Implant procedure or to set up a specialist, please call us at (502) 425-5200 or fill out an online contact form and our office will be in touch with you. Thank you for choosing Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY. We look forward to hearing from you!

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