About Cheek Augmentation
Sunken or hollow cheeks may make you seem much older than you actually are, and no one wishes to look older than their real age. At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia performs surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation to create full contour and lift. Mid-face augmentation can be done using either nonsurgical injectable dermal fillers or surgically placed silicone implants. At your consultation, Dr. Garcia can go over the benefits of both procedures in greater detail and determine which will better match your concerns. 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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Cheek Augmentation Ideal Candidates
The best patients 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 lost a lot of weight, causing sagging cheeks
- Have an imbalance in their mid-face from a congenital defect, a physical condition, or a trauma
- Are in good overall health
Injectable fillers may be a better choice for men and women who don't want to commit to the expense and time of cheek augmentation. Since injectable fillers create temporary results, it 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 can spend time recovering after their surgery.
Cheek Augmentation Surgical Technique
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, you can choose your treatment: cheek implants or dermal fillers.
Injectable dermal fillers 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. Next, the dermal filler will be injected into the mid-face and massaged to fill the needed areas. You can leave right after the treatment and return to your daily activities.
Cheek augmentation surgery is performed in our on-site surgical suite using general anesthesia. When you are ready, thin incisions are created in your upper gums and a pocket will be made above the cheekbones. Next, the selected implants will be placed and the incisions in the mouth will be stitched. Cheek augmentation surgery typically lasts around an hour. Following your procedure, you will return home with a friend or family member to begin your recovery at home.
What to Expect with Cheek Augmentation
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 is usually achieved at around two months post-procedure and the results are long-lasting.
After the injection of dermal 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. Final results are generally visible in 1 – 2 weeks. Maintenance injections will be necessary because dermal fillers are a short-term solution.
Cheek Augmentation 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, you can rejuvenate your whole face with cheek augmentation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery.
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