CHEEK IMPLANTS are anatomically shaped to mimic the natural cheekbone, and are made of silicone. They are inserted through a facelift incision, when that is appropriate, or via a lower eyelid incision. It is also possible to insert them through the mouth. The implants are anchored with sutures. A tape dressing may be applied.
The procedure results in more prominent cheekbones, a hallmark of beauty, and also offers something of a lift to the cheek and jowl area.
Recently, I have most often been enhancing the cheek area with fat transfers. I have found this relative non-invasive procedure very successful, easy to perform, and long lasting.