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JJ40 12-11-2009 10:19 PM

Male Cheek Implants
 
Are there differences between female and male cheek implants? The areas under my eyes are not full and make me look much older than I am. Others have guessed I am 10 or 12 years older than my age. I've come to the conclusion that it must be the lack of facial fat that I have and I am seeking ways to improve this. I have overall good skin without wrinkles but the thing is that my face is long and narrow and that doesn't help. Will cheek implants be a good solution for me even though I am a man? I have seen pictures of Priscilla Presley with her implants and am afraid I will end up looking deformed like her. I feel that bigger cheeks are considered more of a feminine trait but I do have no visible cheek bones and the fat on my face is for sure less than average. Does that make me vain for wanting to do cheek augmentation since I am a male?

robyne00 12-12-2009 11:25 AM

Regardless of your sex, it does not make you vain if you want to improve your appearance. If you think it will make you look better, which will lead to feeling better about yourself, why not?

Maybe you can post some pictures and get opinions of the board members.

Cheek implants can be a tricky procedure, as most docs tend to put in implants that are too large. I doubt you'll end up looking like Priscilla Presley. Her cheek implants are bad, but she has had a plethora of botched (and many unnecessary) surgeries.

I also got the following info from Plastic Tastic "It is rumored that she (Presley) went to Dr. Daniel Serrano (or "Doctor Jiffy Lube") around 2003. Apparently Serrano was a good-looking Argentinian who gave some of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies what he claimed were miracle injections that worked better than Botox. Wouldn't you think that these women would have done a little more research? Serrano did not have a license to practice medicine in the US and used low-grade silicone similar to auto parts lubricant which caused lumps and loss of movement in many of his patients...er victims."

la_angel 12-12-2009 04:40 PM

Like Robyne said this has nothing to do with gender! Under-developed cheeks are a problem that affects both males and females. I think it's great that you're actually man enough to step forward and do something about it! :)

Where in the state are you located? If you around Los Angeles (or willing to travel there) I know of 2 or 3 doctors around here that are known for cheek implants. Just make sure you go with a small size. To be honest I don't even know why they make the larger sizes because they never look natural on anyone. Alternately you may be able to get by with just some injectable filler like Restylane and Juvederm but the one thing about that is that it's not permanent, but it is a quick way to get more volume without the cost and recovery you would have with cheek implant surgery.

JJ40 12-13-2009 10:45 PM

I would post my pics but sorry I'm not comfortable doing that. I would be very bothered if someone I knew saw them. If male cheek implants are a tricky procedure like you two say do you think it is worth it? I don't want to come out looking like some freak show and being the butt of jokes at work. I like this idea about doing injections instead. Which ones would look natural and last a long time?

robyne00 12-14-2009 04:59 PM

You can post your pics with eyes covered and remove your hair, so you are unidentifiable, but you can still get honest opinions. Why would you be bothered if somone saw pics? Do your friends/coworkers read this forum? You're only trying to improve your appearance. It's not a mugshot. You seem overly concerned with what your coworkers think as well. Professionally speaking, do you have some serious self esteem/image issues?

I cannot say for sure if it would be worth it in your particular case, as I have no common frame of reference to cast said opinion.

Injections can be tricky as well. They also have to keep injecting you, as it is a temporary fix. As long as the surgeon doesn't go too big with the implants, results should be positive. Check out before and afters, and don't just do internet research. Meet the surgeon in person.

la_angel 12-16-2009 06:17 PM

As mentioned without pictures it really makes it difficult for us to give you our opinions. Make sure you do plenty of research whatever one you go with because you definitely don't want to go to big - cheek implants are something where less is more.

iceman 01-07-2010 11:56 PM

I am a 44 y.o. male that wants cheek implants too. My face is sunken in as if I had some kind of disease but I don't-- I'm healthy as can be! I am divorced and don't really have anyone to talk about it with. It's nice to find a message board that relates to this. My worry is about the surgery being noticeable because I want to be discreet about this. When I go home over the holidays I don't want family members saying "Golly look at Doug's face!" This is why I'm taking my time to make my decision. I want to do it the right way.

robyne00 01-08-2010 07:37 AM

Have you begun researching the procedures available and/or any credible surgeons?


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