Dr. John D. Stover DDS, MD, PhD
TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii
Most comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures in Hawaii
Create the appearance of full, strong cheeks and a strong, mid-face region.
For many men and women, the region around and above the cheek (the malar area) may become increasingly hollow or gaunt with time. This is due to changes in the muscle, tissues and skeletal features under the skin. These changes may be caused from age, environmental effects, injury, disease or previous surgical procedures. Restoring lift and fullness to the cheek is called "cheek augmentation" or malar augmentation. Repairing the malar region helps balance the appearance of facial features and provides a more attractive, youthful look. Cheek augmentation can also provide strong cheeks to those who've never had them. Cheek implants also radially expand the mid-face region and provide fullness, indirectly offer a lifting effect to face as a whole.
Cheek implants, or malar augmentation, is a type of cosmetic surgery that uses silicone or other types of non-reactive materials, such as MEDPOR®, to lift and improve the shape of the cheeks. During the procedure, Dr. Stover will make a small incision inside the upper lip or along the lower eyelid, if the procedure will include work to the lower eye area. After the incision is made, Dr. Stover will insert a small implant and secure it within a well-fitting pocket or by affixing it to soft tissue or bone. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes to one hour. It can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the techniques required and the preferences of the patient. Recovery takes about two weeks and patients should expect limited mouth movement during that time.
For patients not sure about permanent cheek augmentation, temporary augmentation can easily be performed by injecting a filler such as Radiesse to mimic the result of a permanent cheek implant with no recovery and no down time.
Cheek augmentation adds volume, improves shape and restores definition to improve the appearance of the face.
Cheek implants are available in Hawaii through Dr. John D. Stover's Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii. Dr. Stover is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in Kona, Hilo and Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Stover continually updates his knowledge, skills and practice in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures, which has made him one of Hawaii's top-performing cosmetic surgeons.
Hilo 784 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720 808.969.1818 Fax: 808.969.1838
Waimea 64-1035 Mamalahoa Hwy., Surgery Suite K, Kamuela, HI 96743 808.885.4503 Fax: 808.885.4371
North Hawaii Medical Spa - Suite I & J 808.885. SKIN(7546)
Kona 81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808.323.2600 Fax: 808.323.2608