Malar augmentation or malarplasty is a surgery aimed to correct the size and shape of the malar region in order to lift the cheek and improve the contour of the middle and lower part of the face.
Cheekbones Augmentation before and after
The surgery is performed by one of three methods:
- Implant installation – due to this method the malar region is augmented, endoprosthetics of the cheekbones is performed. The incisions are made on the mucous surface of the cheek or in the lower eyelid.
- Cheekbone lipofilling – the insertion of the patient’s own fat.
- Subcutaneous injections of hyaluronic acid fillers.
Indications for malarplasty
- Malar asymmetry.
- Sunken cheeks.
- Excessive plumpness of the face.
- Deformity of malar bones due to injuries.
Malarplasty is recommended for patients who have reached the age of 18 years when the chondro-osseous skeleton is formed.
General contraindications: cancer disease, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, arterial hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days.
Duration of the surgery: 1-2 hours. The patient stays in a clinical setting for 1 day.
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Incision options. On the inner surface of the cheek or in the lower eyelid. The scars after the surgery are not noticeable.
*Recovery period: swellings and bruises (subcutaneous hemorrhages) and other side effects subside within 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, numbness, difficulty chewing, a slight sensation of pain.
*Risks: infectious complications, malar asymmetry, implant failure or displacement.
*Result: after the implant installation – permanent, after hyaluronic acid injections – temporary (6-12 months), in the case of lipofilling – an additional procedure is needed to achieve a long-term effect.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
Do I need to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
12. For breasts surgery – breast ultrasound examination, examination by a breast specialist.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) - 300 $
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally - 100 $
3. Intravenous anesthesia - 200 $
4. Local anesthesia - 100 $
After surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.