What Type Of Cheek Implant Defines The Cheekbones and the Zygomatic Arch?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have recently received submalar implants in aim of more defined cheekbones, after which I recognized that a submalar implant would not achieve what I was looking for, after hearing about your work, I am looking to replace the submalar implant with a custom implant, I believe what I am looking for is something that defines the zygomatic arch and cheekbone. I would like to discuss this further with you to see if this is the correct path, hear your thoughts and find the best way to proceed.

A: If the goal is more defined male cheekbones, submalar cheek implants would definitely not be the implant of choice…nor would any standard cheek implant as that is not what they are designed to do. All of these implants are based one the historic approach to female cheek augmentation or an apple cheek fullness.

When it comes to custom cheek implants the first question is whether this is a cheek augmentation alone or a combined infraorbital-cheek augmentation. Since you havenot mentioned any issues relating to the undereye area I will assume until shown otherwise that it is the former. But pictures of you before your cheek augmentation as well as after along with pictures that show your ideal cheek augmentation shape goal will provide that clarification.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon