Weak or poorly defined cheekbones can look unflattering, and even unhealthy. Non -Surgical correction to provide symmetrical balance to the face is available at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, through the cheek augmentation procedure.
The best candidates for cheek augmentation at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery are individuals who are in generally good health and have a complete understanding of the benefits of the procedure. Almost anyone who is unhappy with the shape or prominence of the cheeks may potentially make a good candidate for the treatment.
While the cheek augmentation can provide excellent results when performed alone, the technique can be paired with other surgical procedures for more dramatic results. For example, the blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or the Browlift (forehead lift) can be added to help to brighten and refresh the appearance.
All cheek augmentation procedures will be performed at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
The recovery time for a cheek augmentation is minimal. You can easily return to work the next day, although you may experience slight bruising and swelling at the injection site, which can be covered by make-up. Numbness and tingling have also been reported. For patient safety, strenuous activities should be resumed the next day after the injection.
Cheek Augmentation FAQ:
Q. What is a cheek augmentation procedure?
Cheek augmentation is a non-surgical technique using filler to add prominence to the cheekbones and create better facial balance.
Q. Who will make an ideal patient for the cheek augmentation technique?
Those without serious medical conditions or taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, may make a good candidate for the cheek augmentation procedure. Patients should have realistic expectations for their non-surgical results.
Q. What happens during the cheek augmentation consultation appointment?
At this initial appointment, Dr. Vitenas will perform a physical evaluation of the facial structures and review all medical history. He will discuss your aesthetic goals and answer any questions regarding the procedure. After the cheek augmentation is described in full, and before/after photographs of previous patients have been reviewed, it will be determined if the cheek augmentation is right for you. If so, a detailed non-surgical plan will be created, and the exact cost will be explained, as well.
Q. How much will a cheek augmentation procedure cost?
Cheek Augmentation ranges in price according the particular correction desired. On average the price of cheek implants ranges from $2,500.00 to $6,500.00. Cheek augmentation is performed using fillers, such as Radiesse and Juvederm. Potential patients should schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, or fill out our online Contact Us form, to determine if a cheek augmentation is right for your needs, and to determine the exact price.
Q. How long is a cheek augmentation procedure?
Most cheek augmentation procedures will last less than 1 hour.
Q. Where are the injections made to place the cheek filler?
Dr. Vitenas will insert the cheek filler through small areas inside the upper lip or lower eyelid.
Q. Is the cheek augmentation uncomfortable?
Some patients may note discomfort over the first few days following a cheek augmentation, as well as difficulty moving the jaw or talking. Dr. Vitenas will provide the needed medications to manage discomfort.
Q. What is expected during my cheek augmentation recovery?
Most patients are fully recovered from their cheek augmentation in five to seven days. Moving the lips and mouth may be difficult for the first few days after the procedure, and dietary restrictions may be necessary.
Q. How soon can I return to work after receiving cheek filler?
Generally, patients are comfortable returning to work the following day after their cheek augmentation.
Q. How can I pay for my cheek augmentation procedure?
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery gives patients several payment options, including cash, all major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit. See our financing options page or contact our office to find out more.