I would like cheek implants but do not want to risk looking too inflated and puffy. How exactly do you make sure that the cheek shape is the perfect fit for the patient?
The most effective way that I know of to make sure that the implants that are going to be place into any patient during surgery are the correct size is to use sizers at the time of surgery to see which implant looks best. Sizers are simply sterile molds of the various cheek implant sizes. I will place a cheek implant sizer in the surgical pocket and if that looks good, I will use that size of cheek implant. After having performed many facial implant surgeries, I am fairly confident that my preoperative assessment of the proper cheek or chin implant size that is needed can be determined in my office prior to surgery. I agree with you whole heartedly in that less is more and overdoing the cheek or chin implant can leave a very puffy unnatural appearance to your face.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld