Malar implants are placed directly on the cheeks, giving you higher projection. A submalar implant will give your face a more rounded appearance by filling in areas that look gaunt or sunken in, while a combined version of these two types create an even fuller effect for those who want it all!
You may also choose a less invasive procedure that involves having injectable fillers such as Juvederm or using your own fat as a filler injected into your cheeks.
Dr. Mallol may recommend avoiding rigorous activity for the first few weeks after surgery, but most people can resume normal activities within 10 days of having their operation.
The days following surgery are likely to be filled with some swelling and mild bruising. Dr. Mallol will give you pain medication for the next few days after procedures, but it’s important that you follow his instructions about what activities you can do and when to go back to your daily routine.