Cheek augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to enhance the cheeks with the use of an implant. Cheek implants can add prominence to the cheekbones and bring balance to the whole of the face. Cheek augmentation may be performed on its own or it may be combined with other procedures such as blepharoplasty. Good candidates for cheek augmentation include men and women who are in good health and are looking to enhance the cheeks.
Dr. Vitenas may perform cheek augmentation in his office-based surgical suite or at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital or its affiliated outpatient facility, the Day Surgery Center. The surgery takes about thirty to forty-five minutes to complete and is performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Incisions may be made inside of the upper lip or the lower eyelid. Once the incisions are made, the implants are inserted into the cheek area.
Patients can expect a recovery period of about one week after cheek augmentation. Talking, smiling, and other movements involving the mouth and lips may be difficult at first, and dietary restrictions may be necessary. Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. Work can usually be resumed within about one week after undergoing cheek augmentation, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
Q – What is cheek augmentation?
Cheek augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure which uses implants to add prominence to the cheekbones and create better facial balance.
Q – Who is a candidate for cheek augmentation?
Men and women who are in good health and are looking to enhance the cheeks may be good candidates for chin augmentation.
Q – What should I expect during a consultation for cheek augmentation?
During the consultation for cheek augmentation, Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. You will see pre-op and post-op photos of previous cheek augmentation patients, and computer imaging will be used to help you visualize your own personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Q – Where is the surgery for cheek augmentation performed?
Dr. Vitenas may perform the surgery for cheek augmentation in his office-based surgical suite or at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital or its affiliated outpatient facility, the Day Surgery Center.
Q – What is the price for cheek augmentation using implants?
Cheek Augmentation ranges in price depending on the level of correction that is desired. On average the price of Cheek Implants ranges from $4,500.00 to $6,500.00. Depending on the level of correction needed cheek augmentation can also be performed using fillers, such as Radiesse and Juvederm, which can be less costly than surgery for certain cases. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact us form with your contact information and a brief description of what it is that you are looking to achieve through surgery so that the doctor can review your case and give you an estimate based on your physical anatomy.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for cheek augmentation?
Cheek augmentation may be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
Q – How is cheek augmentation performed?
For cheek augmentation, incisions may be made inside the upper lip or lower eyelid and the implants are then inserted into the cheek area.
Q – How long does the actual cheek augmentation procedure last?
The surgery for cheek augmentation is about thirty to forty-five minutes in length.
Q – Where are the incisions made for cheek augmentation?
The incisions for cheek augmentation may be made inside the upper lip or lower eyelid.
Q – Does cheek augmentation leave scars?
There is no visible scarring after cheek augmentation as the incisions are made inside the upper lip or insider the lower eyelid.
Q – Is cheek augmentation a painful procedure?
Patients may experience some discomfort, and moving the mouth and lips may be difficult at first. Medication can help to manage discomfort.
Q – What is the recovery like after cheek augmentation?
The recovery after cheek augmentation takes about one week. Moving the lips and mouth may be difficult for the first few days after surgery, and dietary restrictions may be necessary.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my cheek augmentation surgery?
Patients are usually able to return to work within one week after cheek augmentation.
Q – When will I be able to exercise after my cheek augmentation procedure?
Patients will need to postpone strenuous activities and exercise for four to six weeks after cheek augmentation.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of cheek augmentation?
The potential risks or complications associated with cheek augmentation may include infection, implant shifting and capsular contracture.
Q – Is it possible to finance my cheek augmentation procedure?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery, and Dr. Vitenas will discuss these with you during your initial cheek augmentation consultation. Please visit our financing options page to learn more.