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Malar (Cheek) Implants

The malar area is the most projecting part of the midface skeleton. It is what we consider the "cheekbone." Prominent malar bones are considered attractive. Hence, the malar area is frequently augmented with implants. Oftentimes, a deficiency in cheek prominence is part of a more generalized deficiency in the midface skeleton. For that reason, malar (cheek) implants are often used in combination with other implants - most frequently, with infraorbital rim implants, which build up the area directly beneath the eye.

Patients who have had malar implant surgery are shown below. Note the elevated and more attractive and youthful position of the cheek prominence in each of these patients.

Click here for Dr. Yaremchuk's thoughts on malar implant surgery and the science of malar augmentation.

Also click here to see revisional surgery/malar implant patient examples, which Dr. Yaremchuk corrected.

Dr. Yaremchuk was also recently interviewed in Harper’s Bazaar on cheek implants. To read the article, click here.


This figure shows a typical position and shape of a malar implant:



To read Dr. Yaremchuk's thoughts on Malar Implant Surgery and the Science of Malar Augmentation, click here.