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Cheek Implants


Prominent cheekbones can provide balance and definition to the face, enhancing ones self-confidence. In patients 38-50 years old, Cheek Implants can improve the mid-facial contour and restore sagging mid-facial soft tissues, thus postponing the need for a facelift. The implant is carefully tailored to your facial shape. Your plastic surgeon will provide a local anesthetic unless you elect general anesthesia. After a tiny pocket is made, the implants can be positioned either above the cheekbone (known as malar implants) or below the cheekbone (submalar implant). In some circumstances, the cheek implant must be designed to go on the cheekbone and then extend under the cheekbone to offer an extra definition. The Athenix team will guide you every step of the way in selecting the best method that suites your facial symmetry.

  • Defy age-related volume loss, flat or deflated cheeks
  • Improve the symmetry of your face
  • Each procedure is custom tailored

Athenix offers 2 types of Cheek Implants:

Submalar Implants: Perfect for those who experience volume loss in the cheeks and acquire jowls. The submalar is situated at the exact location where the cheekbone begins, directly below the lower eyelid. As they are put right above the beginning of the cheekbones, submalar implants are a simple and inexpensive solution to this issue.

Malar Implants: Malar implants are less common than submalar implants, and younger patients in their 20s and 30s are more likely to want them. Malar implants are intended to provide a sharper, more angular shape, resulting in a bone structure that is more robust and well-defined.

The Athenix Difference for Cheek Implants:

  • Facial implants are made from non-toxic materials
  • Cheek implants can be custom-trimmed by your surgeon for a natural fit

If you have more questions and would like to know whether Cheek Implants are right for you, call us today to set up a consultation. Our staff and medical professionals will help you every step of the way.

Call to confirm availability by location—procedure specialty varies by doctor.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer