Cheek Augmentation in Southern California
Have you ever marveled at the beauty of models and actresses? The hallmark of classic beauty for these women has been their high cheekbones.
The “ideal” facial shape tapers down from two high cheekbones toward the chin, creating an attractive triangular face. Unfortunately, most of us are not born with naturally high cheekbones. Additionally, as we age, sagging and excess skin round out what little triangular shape we have, making us look older.
Cheek augmentation is a simple cosmetic surgery that can give almost any patient beautifully high cheekbones. A well-defined face can be easily achieved with facial cheek implants. Adding volume to the mid-face area will give your face a more youthful and balanced appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?
People looking to emphasize or enhance their cheekbones may be interested in this procedure. Unlike contouring makeup or other cosmetic treatments, cheek augmentation provides long-term changes to the face. This means that only people looking for permanent facial changes should consider cheek augmentation with implants.
What Are the Benefits of Cheek Augmentation?
Cheek implants can alter the face’s profile, creating new facial contours. This can dramatically change the appearance of a patient’s face.
Cheek augmentation with implants also increases cheek volume. This can reduce the appearance of aging and give the face a more full and youthful appearance.
How Is a Cheek Augmentation Performed?
Your surgeon will work with you to ensure the procedure will meet your needs and cosmetic desires. We place your safety and satisfaction ahead of everything else.
The incision will be placed inside your mouth or lower eyelid. Your surgeon will place an implant on top of your natural cheekbone. An implant can also be placed below the cheekbone to fill out hollow or sunken areas.
Implants vary in size and shape. Your surgeon will choose the appropriate design for your desired facial contours.
Incisions made within the mouth result in no visible scarring, and a surgical incision in the lower eyelid results in nearly invisible scarring.
What Is the Recovery Like After Cheek Augmentation?
You will be able to return to daily activities on the day of your surgery. However, you should refrain from exercise for a week. Patients may need to eat a soft diet for a couple of days.
Pain medication prescribed by your surgeon can manage any discomfort during your recovery.
What Are the Results of Cheek Augmentation?
The initial results of a cheek augmentation will be visible immediately following the operation. However, minor to moderate swelling may conceal your initial results for a week or two. Final results should be visible within four to six weeks.
Chin augmentation surgery can be done in conjunction with cheek augmentation to maximize facial changes and create a more angular face.
Your friends probably won’t know you’ve had facial implant surgery. They’ll only notice that you look more attractive with enhanced facial contours.
What Are Common Questions About Cheek Augmentation?
How much does cheek augmentation cost?
The cost of your cheek augmentation will vary depending on several factors. These include:
- The size and shape of the implants
- Fees charged by the surgeon
- Fees associated with the anesthesiologist
- Pre and post-operative appointments
- The cost of medications
Your surgeon will provide you with a personalized cheek augmentation cost estimate after your consultation.
How long does cheek augmentation last?
Cheek implants are permanent and will alter your facial profile for the rest of your life unless they are removed. When properly placed, cheek implants bind to the cheekbones and cannot move.
Is cheek implant surgery painful?
The face is sensitive, which can increase discomfort following surgery. However, because of the limited nature of the incisions, most patients do not report significant discomfort following the operation.
Are cheek implants better than fillers?
Cheek implants are more expensive than dermal fillers and provide similar or better results. However, dermal fillers must be reapplied periodically. Cheek implants are permanent. This means that cheek implants are less expensive than dermal filler injections long term.
Can cheek implants be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Cheek augmentation is commonly combined with the following:
- Chin augmentation surgery to add definition and projection to the chin and jawline
- Rhinoplasty to sculpt the shape and projection of the nose, ease breathing capabilities, and restore facial symmetry
- Non-surgical facelift procedures to create subtle lifting on the midface with absorbable PDO threads
Do You Want to Learn More About Cheek Augmentation?
If you are interested in learning more about cheek augmentation or other facial augmentation procedures, please contact us. We can be contacted on our website or by calling our office at 800-662-1055.
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