It is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the relief of the malar bone, in order to distinguish the cheekbones and emphasize the facial expression as a whole.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and assisted by intravenous sedation. It usually does not require hospitalization.
The operating time is of approx. 25 minutes. The malar prostheses are placed within the mucosa in the mouth via two incisions (one for each side), parallel to the upper dental arch, and are then fixed to the sub periosteal (placed under the membrane lining the bone to prevent moving). These incisions are closed with absorbable suture; therefore stitches do not need to be removed.
If this operation is associated with the lower blepharoplasty, prostheses can be placed via the same incisions.
As a side effect of very limited duration, it is possible that small bruises and swelling occur in the area.