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Malar Augmentation _Cheek Implants_

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									                                       PATRICK                                         PLASTIC
                                       BRIGGS                                          SURGEON




                            Malar Augmentation
                            (Cheek Implants)
                            Malar augmentation uses implants, usually made                                               15 Railway Road
                            of synthetic material, to make cheek bones more                                              Subiaco 6008
                            prominent and give better definition to the face.                                            Western Australia

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Our services
                            About cheek implants                                                                         Patrick Briggs
                                                                                                                         Plastic Surgeon Pty Ltd
From your first visit to    In some people the mid face area is not as fully                                             ABN 80 084 350 274
Dr Briggs’ Subiaco
office, you’ll work
                            developed as desirable. This under-development
                            can lead to a number of problems including:                                                  Member of the
directly with Consultant
                                                                                                                         Australian Society
Plastic, Cosmetic and
                                                                                                                         of Plastic Surgeons
Reconstructive Surgeon
Mr. Patrick Briggs, the             a downward slant to the eyelids with a lower position of the lid margin
                                                                                                                         Member of the
practice’s director.                eyes that are more rounded than normal                                               Australasian Society of
                                    lower lid eye bags that develop earlier than usual                                   Aesthetic Plastic
Together you will
explore the possibilities           an overall flatter, poorly defined appearance to the face                            Surgeons
and discuss the results             an early appearance of lines leading from the nose to the corners of the mouth
                                                                                                                         Member of the
you can expect.                     (naso-lablial folds)                                                                 International Society of
                                                                                                                         Plastic Surgeons
Imaging software will be
used to show you how        Occasionally the problem is more extensive, involving the upper jawbone and affecting
you might look after
your procedure and
                            the way the jaws fit together. These situations require more extensive intervention.
every aspect of your        However, in most cases dental occlusion is good and a cosmetic approach can improve
treatment, from             the definition of the cheek area while providing better support for the lower lids.
evaluation, through
surgery to post surgical
care will be carefully      This approach, called Malar Augmentation, most often relies on synthetic implants, but
explained.                  can also use bone harvested from the patient's skull to augment the existing bony
                            structure on the face.

A very personal
choice

A subtle blend of art
and science, cosmetic
                            Your consultation
surgery has become
                            During your consultation your surgeon will take a general medical history and ask about
increasingly safe and       any previous surgery or sinus infections. He will also want to discuss your goals for the
comfortable in recent       procedure and how much increased prominence over the cheek, around the lower eyelid
years.                      and in the mid cheek area you desire.
Techniques have been
refined, new materials      He will determine whether your facial structure makes you a good candidate for malar
have been developed         augmentation surgery, and he’ll explain why trying to over-emphasise the cheekbones
and results have
become more natural,
                            usually results in an artificial and unsatisfactory appearance. In general, the aim of the
predictable and             procedure is to retain a natural facial shape but enhance the definition.
satisfying. No other
kind of surgery allows      You’ll also discuss the wide variety of implants available and decide what type, design
the surgeon more
creativity; and no other    and size are appropriate for you. The implants most commonly used by our practice are
kind of surgery is more     semirigid ones, which, once implanted, feel as natural as the bones of your face.
deeply personal for the
patient.




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                                        PATRICK                                         PLASTIC
                                        BRIGGS                                          SURGEON




                               Your operation: what to expect
                               Although, Malar Augmentation is usually performed under a general anaestheic, it can
                               be done as a day case. Incisions are made on the inside of the mouth so there are no         15 Railway Road
                               external scars. The implants are then fixed in position and the wounds closed.               Subiaco 6008
                                                                                                                            Western Australia

                               A more limited Malar Augmentation can be accomplished using fat transfer. It is also         info@drbriggs.com.au
                               possible to correct a significant asymmetry between the two cheekbones by using              T 08 9381 9300
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                               implants complemented by fat transfer.
                                                                                                                            Patrick Briggs
                                                                                                                            Plastic Surgeon Pty Ltd
                                                                                                                            ABN 80 084 350 274
Mr. Patrick Briggs

Mr. Patrick Briggs is an
                               After your surgery                                                                           Member of the
                                                                                                                            Australian Society
internationally trained        For the first four or five days after your procedure you will need a soft diet to protect    of Plastic Surgeons
plastic and cosmetic           the wounds inside your mouth. You should also be aware that:
surgeon based in Subiaco,                                                                                                   Member of the
Western Australia.                                                                                                          Australasian Society of
                                        For your safety, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you          Aesthetic Plastic
After graduating from the               the first night after your procedure.                                               Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons
in 1977, Mr. Briggs trained             If you experience discomfort this can be eased by taking a mild analgesic           Member of the
in general surgery at St.               such as Paracetamol. Aspirin must be avoided as it can promote bleeding.            International Society of
Bartholomew’s Hospital in               Usually you’ll have your first checkup visit one week after your operation. At      Plastic Surgeons
London, obtaining the
fellowship Examination of
                                        that visit the surgeon will inspect the wounds inside your mouth to ensure that
the Royal College of                    healing is progressing well.
Surgeons of England in                  You should avoid returning to exercise for two to three weeks after the
May 1981 and the                        operation, as it can trigger swelling in your face.
Fellowship Examination of
the Royal College of                    After your surgery, it is possible to brush your teeth with a gentle toothbrush
Surgeons in Ireland in                  from day one, and it is advisable to use antiseptic mouthwash four times a
June 1981.                              day for a least for the first week.
Training in Plastic Surgery
                                        The operation is usually not associated with this significant bruising but
followed at Mount Vernon                swelling can be moderate to significant. Gently massaging your cheeks can
Hospital and University                 help relieve the swelling.
College Hospitals in                    It is also important to sleep with a couple of pillows for the first two weeks to
London, Allegheny
General Hospital in                     accelerate your recovery.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
USA and Cork University
Hospital, Ireland.

In 1991, Mr. Briggs passed
the Intercollegiate Board
Examination in plastic
surgery as administered by
the four Royal Colleges of
Great Britain and Ireland –
the FRCS (Plastic
Surgery). That same year,
he was awarded a
Certificate of Completion of
Higher Surgical Training
(CCST) in plastic and
cosmetic surgery.




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