what is Cheek Augmentation?
Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you appear much older than you actually are, and no one wants to look older than their true age. At Plastic Surgery Vegas, our cosmetic team performs surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation to create full facial contours. Mid-face augmentation can be done using either nonsurgical dermal fillers or longer-lasting cheek implants. In your initial consultation, we can discuss both choices and decide which will better match your goals. Call our Las Vegas, NV office to schedule an appointment and learn how surgical or nonsurgical cheek augmentation may help you get a younger, fuller-looking appearance.
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"My Only Regret is That I Waited 15 Years! - Although I had contemplated a BA for nearly 15 years, I had never had, nor been able to take the time off of work necessary for a proper recovery; while the pandemic seemed like a less than ideal situation, knowing that I wouldn't be rushed back to work was certainly a bonus, and thus I began my consultations. Living in Las Vegas, I met with six local surgeons as well as a remote consultation with a surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ - I wanted to do my due diligence, as well as meet those my girlfriends had recommended so highly.Dr. Edwards has a wonderful bedside manner, and speaks to you with a professionalism that isn't the least bit patronizing (as a medical practitioner myself, it's infuriating to be talked down to, and I can only imagine the frustration as a lay-person.) While I was completing my Vectra scan, he pulled up his previous bodybuilding clients with comparable stats, something no other PS did; we discussed that I wanted a very natural result, that matched my proportions, rather than looking like I came to Vegas to have my breasts done. He was one of two PS I met with who didn't try to coax me into something larger, and I came out of surgery with exactly what we had discussed: 295ccL/310ccR Natrelle Inspira Soft Touch Moderate Profile Silicone Unders. I couldn't have been happier then, and now, seven weeks later, I am still just as elated. At 6WPO, I was cleared to return to the gym, albeit carefully, and have spent the past week testing out different movements from my usual program (excluding chest, obviously) with no issues at all; recovery has genuinely been a breeze."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2020
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Ideal patients for surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation are adults who:
- Desire a fuller mid-face
- Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
- Have genetically hollow or flat cheeks
- Have lost a lot of weight, leading to sagging cheeks
- Have an imbalance in their cheeks caused by a congenital defect, a physical condition, or an accident
- Are in overall good health
Dermal filler injections may be a good choice for men and women who want to avoid the expense and time of surgery. Since dermal fillers are temporary, it may also be used to get a clearer idea of how much lift and volume you want before switching to cheek implants. Cheek implants are a good choice for those who prefer a longer-lasting solution and are willing to commit time to recovery after surgery.
Prior to your cheek augmentation, we will perform a thorough exam to develop a treatment plan that is best for your unique facial structure. During your initial consult, you can select your treatment: injectable fillers or cheek implants.
Injectable dermal fillers will be done in our Las Vegas, NV office as an outpatient procedure in around 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and marked along the cheeks. Then, the fillers will be injected carefully into the mid-face and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave immediately following the treatment and continue your daily activities.
Cheek augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed at an accredited facility since patients are generally put under using general anesthesia. When you are prepped, small 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 sutured. The surgery typically lasts about an hour, and you can be released to a responsible adult to start your recovery at home.
After cheek augmentation
With surgical cheek augmentation, you may have bruising, swelling, and tightness for 1 – 2 weeks following your surgery. Strenuous activity that may strain your facial muscles (such as lifting weights) needs to be skipped for about 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing generally takes about two months, but the outcomes last a long time.
With dermal fillers, the mid-face may be tender or sore with mild inflammation for about 3 – 5 days. Ice packs and nonprescription pain medication can be used to minimize discomfort. Final results are typically visible in 1 – 2 weeks. Since dermal fillers are temporary, follow-up injections will be necessary if you want to maintain your results.
Cheek Augmentation FAQS
What type of dermal fillers do you use for injections?
Plastic Surgery Vegas offers a variety of dermal fillers that are FDA approved for facial contouring. For cheek augmentation, we most commonly use Voluma because of stunning outcomes and longevity. In many cases, Voluma has been known to last up to two years. During your initial visit, we can discuss all of your filler options and which one may work best for you.
Can I have a fat grafting performed to fill in my cheeks?
Yes. Facial fat grafting is a service we offer, and it can be done alone or in conjunction with cheek implants to achieve a more dramatic result. Fat grafting is a great treatment option as it offers natural-looking outcomes and can also slim other areas of your body where fat is extracted. We can discuss the difference between dermal fillers and a fat transfer during your private consultation.
How long do cheek implants last?
Cheek implants can last many years, which is why it's an excellent solution for many patients who wish to have long-lasting outcomes. We typically recommend individuals to try dermal fillers first as these are short-term treatments that can help determine the fullness you prefer before undergoing a more invasive and long-term option.
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Were you born with hollow or flat cheeks? Or maybe your cheeks have lost their youthful volume with age or after significant weight loss? Contact our Las Vegas, NV office to make a consultation to learn more about your best option to enhance the shape of your cheeks. Whether you select surgical or nonsurgical, you can transform your overall appearance with cheek augmentation at Plastic Surgery Vegas.