Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr. | Cheek Implants in Chandler, AZ
Chandler, Arizona Oral Surgeon | Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr., is a specialist in the maxillofacial surgery procedure: cheek implants in Chandler, AZ. Facial appearance depends on the bony structures that make up the face. Aesthetically pleasing facial forms take on the appearance of different sizes and shapes. The middle third of the face is made up of the cheekbones and the upper jaw. By reshaping and augmenting the cheeks, one can improve the facial appearance. Sometimes cheek augmentation will be combined with other procedures to enhance the overall look.
Procedure: Cheek augmentation is performed with the aid of general anesthesia. Incisions are placed above the upper teeth inside of the mouth to expose the natural cheekbones. The placement of a custom developed cheek implant individually designed for the patient is then performed. Following surgery, a dressing will be placed and you will be instructed to keep ice over the area and keep your head elevated. This procedure is an outpatient surgery.