Will Cheek Implants Make My Face More Attractive?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am thinking that I need something to make my face look better. I realize that I am young to be thinking about surgery, but I’ve never liked the way I looked. I thought maybe cheek implants might help, but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions of how I could make myself look better.

A:  In looking at your pictures, I can see that you have some mild cheek flattening or hypoplasia. Higher cheekbones may be an accent to your facial appearance. Should you be so motivated, I would suggest you initially pursue injectable fillers for cheek augmentation. This would be a good temporary test to determine if the placement of permanent cheek implants would be aesthetically beneficial.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana