What is Malar Augmentation?
The face is the first thing people generally notice about each other. It’s our primary identifying feature. Whether we intend to or not, we can sometimes judge someone’s relative health and fitness by virtue of facial features and overall balance.
Malar, or cheekbone, augmentation is performed to enhance the appearance of facial symmetry by surgically shortening, lengthening or changing the alignment of the bone through the placement of implants, for improved appearance and functionality.
Patients who want to create or restore desirable contouring of their face, often choose a malar augmentation from Janiga MDs as the simplest, most effective option available.
This procedure is typically performed in a Reno outpatient surgery center by Dr. Timothy Janiga using general anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the mouth or lower eyelids. From here, the implant is placed into small pockets made by Dr. Janiga in the cheek tissue.
The procedure takes approximately one to two hours, with an hour of recovery time.
Recovery & Results
Mild swelling is common and may last for seven to 10 days. Dr. Janiga advises patients who have undergone a malar augmentation to avoid work or strenuous activities for up to a week following the procedure.
Full recovery should be expected after three months, resulting in a more contoured facial structure.
Schedule a Consultation
We evaluate patients who are interested in a malar augmentation in our Reno/Tahoe offices. To arrange for a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga for malar augmentation, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.