About Cheek Augmentation
Sunken or hollow cheeks may make you seem much older than you actually are, which is the opposite of most people's aesthetic goal. At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia performs surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation to create a fuller facial contour, lifted cheeks, and a more youthful appearance overall. Mid-face augmentation can be performed using either nonsurgical injectable dermal fillers or surgically placed silicone cheek implants. During your initial consultation for cheek augmentation, Dr. Garcia can go over the benefits of both cheek lifting options in greater detail and determine which will best fit your needs. Call our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office to schedule an appointment and find out how surgical or nonsurgical cheek augmentation may help you attain a fuller, younger-looking appearance.
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The best candidates for surgical and nonsurgical cheek enhancement are women and men who:
- Desire more volume in their mid-face
- Have lost volume in their cheeks over time
- Have genetically hollow or flat cheeks
- Have deflated or sagging cheeks caused by weight loss
- Have an imbalance in their mid-face from a congenital defect, a physical condition, or a trauma
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
Injectable dermal fillers may be a more fitting cheek implant alternative for men and women who don't want to commit to the expense, downtime, and invasiveness of cheek augmentation surgery. Since injectable fillers create temporary results, they may also be used to gain a clearer idea of how much lift and volume is needed before scheduling cheek augmentation. Surgical cheek augmentation with implants is a good choice for those who prefer longer-lasting results and have adequate time available for recovery after cheek implant surgery.
Before your treatment, Dr. Garcia will complete a thorough examination to develop a personalized treatment plan that is best for your unique needs and goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Garcia will help you decide between cheek augmentation vs. cheek fillers.
Injectable cheek treatments will be done at our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office in the comfort of our minor procedure room and will be complete in around 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and marked along the mid-face. A topical numbing cream may be used to minimize discomfort during the injections. Next, the dermal filler will be strategically injected into the mid-face and massaged to fill the needed areas. You can leave right after the treatment and return to the majority your daily activities.
Cheek augmentation surgery is performed in our on-site surgical suite under general anesthesia and may take 1-2 hours to complete. To begin, Dr. Garcia makes thin incisions in your upper gums, just between the gum and inner cheek, and creates a surgical pocket above the cheekbones. Next, the selected implants will be placed. Once Dr. Garcia evaluates the face to ensure symmetry and an aesthetically pleasing look, the incisions will be closed with sutures. Following your procedure, you will return home with a friend or family member to begin your recovery at home.
What to Expect
After cheek augmentation surgery, you may have bruising, tightness, and swelling for about 1 – 2 weeks. Strenuous activity that may strain your facial muscles (such as weight training) needs to be skipped for at least 7 – 10 days. Full recovery after cheek augmentation with implants is usually achieved at around two months post-procedure. The results of cheek augmentation surgery can last for many years, though patients should keep in mind that the aging process will not stop.
After the injection of cheek fillers, the treated areas will be tender or sore with mild inflammation for around 3 – 5 days. Cold packs and non-prescription pain medication may be used to minimize any discomfort. Preliminary results will be visible immediately, with the final results of cheek fillers appearing after 1 – 2 weeks, as the remaining swelling subsides and the fillers settle. Maintenance injections will be necessary approximately every 9-12 months, because dermal fillers are a short-term solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does cheek augmentation cost?
The cost of your cheek augmentation will depend on a number of factors, including the method of augmentation. During your consultation and treatment planning session, our patient coordinator will go over cost evaluations with you. It is important that you consider Dr. Garcia's experience and skill when comparing Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery's fee schedule to that of a lesser-qualified surgeon.
What type of dermal fillers do you use for injections?
Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery utilizes a variety of highly sought-after injectables to attain the most beautiful and lasting results. Before choosing the filler that will be used for your augmentation, Dr. Garcia will examine your facial structure, consider your aesthetic goals, and ask about your medical history. Each filler we offer provides stunning results when used on the right patient for the right reason. A member of our experienced team is equipped to help make these decisions.
What if I have an asymmetrical face?
Surprisingly, many people have an asymmetrical face that may make one cheekbone appear higher than the other. Rest assured that this is a standard issue that Dr. Garcia and his team have experienced dozens of time. Your cheek augmentation procedure will include whatever means is necessary to help you achieve symmetry. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Garcia to begin your journey today.
Can I have a fat grafting performed to fill in my cheeks?
Absolutely. In fact, Dr. Garcia recommends Contoura fat grafting for many facial procedures. Using your own harvested fat is an excellent way to volumize your cheeks. To determine if this is an ideal option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Garcia today.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Were you born with hollow or flat cheeks? Or maybe your mid-face has lost its youthful volume with age or after significant weight loss? Contact our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office to make an initial consultation with Dr. Garcia to hear about your best option to enhance the shape of your cheeks. Whether you decide on nonsurgical or surgical cheek enhancement, you can rejuvenate your whole face with cheek augmentation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery.
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