Dr. Jacono was featured in Town and Country Magazine to discuss cutom cheek implants and custom facial implants.
The Other Cheek
As filler fatigue sets in... is it worth considering a permanent fix?
"They were often too big, didn't blend into the surrounding structure, and cast a shadow," says New York plastic surgeon Andrew Jacono. "It was like buying a cheap suit." So now Jacono, as well as Beverly Hills plastic surgeon William Binder, is pioneering custom-made cheek implants. "The implants act like your facial skeleton. There's no protrusion or awkward shift as you age," Jacono says. He points out that as you get older and your skin loses elasticity, fillers can weigh down soft tissue and actually cause the very jowliness.
One 39-year-old patient of Jacono's decided to forgo fillers and go straight for implants. "I wanted to solve the problem fundamentally," she says. "The implants lifted everything, gave me a chiseled face, and took away the hollows under my eyes. Custom is more expensive, but you don't want to look like you're from Star Trek."