what is Cheek Augmentation?
Sunken or hollow cheeks can often make a person appear significantly older than they actually are, which is a look nobody desires. At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers cheek augmentation with both implants and fillers to create youthful volume and improved facial contour. Cheek augmentation can be done using either temporary injectable dermal fillers (such as Voluma or Sculptra) or longer-lasting silicone cheek implants. During your private one-on-one, Dr. Tamburrino can discuss the benefits of both options in greater detail and decide which will best match your goals. Contact our Doylestown, PA office to schedule an appointment and learn how surgical or nonsurgical cheek augmentation may help you attain a younger, fuller-looking appearance.
What are the benefits?
At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, cheek augmentations are a fantastic option for those looking for higher, more prominent cheekbones, along with a number of other benefits like:
- A younger, more sculpted look
- Brings back balance and symmetry to your face
- Customizable treatment results
- Little to no visible scarring
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"I went to see Dr. Tamburrino for my gynecomastia and can't say enough good things about my experience. The staff was incredibly pleasant and made me feel comfortable even though I was very self conscious about my condition. I was awake during my surgery and although I was nervous at first, my nerves quickly went away and had a great time listening to music and conversing with everyone. My recovery was pretty quick and painless and everything healed really well to the point that you wouldn't be able to tell that I had surgery. Dr. Tamburrino made me feel confident in my skin again and can't thank him enough for it. I wish I had done it sooner and would go through the entire experience 100x over again."- T.R. / Google / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff immediately make you feel like family. The office is beautiful but you never feel like the pristine surroundings are anything but warm and inviting. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Tamburrino 10 years ago when I was unlucky enough to need his expertise in breast reconstruction as part of my cancer plan. He always made me feel completely at ease and gave me confidence that I was in good hands. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue breast reduction surgery, I tracked Dr.Tamburrino down and we made the hour 1/2 drive to his new office in Doylestown. (Yes , he’s that good!) My daughter, who has severe social anxiety, was made to feel so welcome by the office staff and even more so by Dr. Tamburrino himself. We had seen another surgeon prior to this who was on our insurance plan, but neither one of us felt comfortable with the surgeon or the fact that she would not give us any degree of certainty as to what size my daughter could expect to be following the reduction. Dr. Tamburrino (who works without the constraints of insurance rules) made it clear that my daughter was going to be the size SHE wanted to be. He did an amazing job and was so supportive throughout the process . He was available any time of day for questions following the surgery and his lovely wife (who is a nurse in his practice) would call me with support that was more like a dear friend on the other end of the phone reassuring me and guiding me through post operative care. My daughter couldn’t be happier with the results. We are forever grateful for the entire experience provided by Dr. Tamburrino and everyone in the office."- C.A. / Google / Apr 11, 2023
"I am a breast cancer survivor and underwent bilateral mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino performed my bilateral DIEP Flap reconstructions along with several revisions/follow-up procedures in part related to my deliberate weight loss. He is extremely well-educated and well-trained, with a depth and breadth of surgical experience and expertise and a more comprehensive foundation in general medical knowledge, pharmacology and biochemistry than most surgical specialists. He is, by temperament, thoughtful and cautious and always takes a "patient safety first" approach. He has a genuine respect and warmth for women (traits I relate to the positive influences in his life by his mother and his wife). His surgical skills are superb. He prepares patients for procedures with a thorough, yet plain-spoken, explanation of the details of the operation and recovery along with all potential benefits and risks and takes time for any and all questions. He remains as available to patients through the last office visit of their post-op recovery as he was for the initial consultation. His staff is as dedicated to patient safety and comfort as he is. I always knew that I was in the hands of a good man who is a superb surgeon who has my best interests at heart. I am thrilled with my results. Several medical professionals helped me survive breast cancer. Dr. Tamburrino is the member of my team that made me feel whole again. I am a very grateful to him and his staff."- M.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2023
WHO CAN GET CHEEK AUG?
The best candidates for cheek enhancement are women and men who:
- Desire fuller cheeks
- Have lost volume in their cheeks with age
- Have genetically hollow or flat cheeks
- Have lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in deflated cheeks
- Have an imbalance in their cheeks from genetics, a health condition, or a trauma
- Are in good general health
Dermal fillers are a good option for individuals who don't want to commit to the expense and time of surgery. Since injectable fillers create temporary results, this technique could also be used to get a clearer idea of the amount of lift and volume a patient wants in their cheeks before committing to implants, which are longer-lasting. Cheek implants are better for those who prefer longer-lasting results and are willing to spend time recovering after their surgery.
HOW IS CHEEK AUG DONE?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Tamburrino will conduct a detailed examination to decide on a customized treatment plan that is best for your unique facial structure. During your consultation, you will choose your treatment: nonsurgical dermal fillers or surgical cheek implants.
Injectable dermal fillers can be performed in our Doylestown, PA office as an outpatient treatment in about 20 – 30 minutes. Before the treatment, the points of injection will be cleaned and marked along the cheeks. Next, the dermal filler will be injected carefully into the cheeks and massaged to fill the needed areas. You can leave immediately following the treatment and continue your daily routine.
Surgical cheek augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited facility because patients are generally sedated using general anesthesia. Once you are ready, thin incisions will be created inside of your mouth through the upper gums so a pocket can be made above the cheekbones. Then, the selected implants will be placed and the incisions will be stitched. Cheek implant surgery usually takes around an hour, and you can be released to a friend or family member to start your recovery at home.
What to Expect
With surgical cheek augmentation, you will probably have bruising, tightness, and swelling for about 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that may cause your facial muscles to strain (such as lifting weights) should be skipped for about 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing generally takes around two months, and your results will last for many years to come.
After dermal fillers, your face may feel tender and sore with mild swelling for around 3 – 5 days. Ice packs and nonprescription pain medication may be used to ease your discomfort. Final results are usually seen after two full weeks or less. Maintenance treatments will be needed, as fillers are a temporary treatment that produces results lasting for up to a couple of years.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of dermal fillers do you use for injections?
At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, our skilled aesthetic team utilizes Sculptra, Voluma by Juvéderm, and Restylane Volyme to improve the shape and contour of the cheeks. These dermal fillers have gained high praise and recognition for the seamless, beautiful, and long-lasting results they produce for patients. This is especially true when the injections are performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or a licensed aesthetician.
What if I have an asymmetrical face?
Oftentimes, cheek augmentation with either fillers or implants can help to balance the proportions of a patient's face. By adding volume, we can create the effect of the cheeks being equal in plumpness. If you have concerns about an asymmetrical face, contact our Doylestown, PA office to find out if a cheek augmentation procedure with injectables or silicone implants could help your situation and achieve your goals.
Can I have fat grafting performed to fill in my cheeks?
Yes. Fat grafting is a procedure that takes unwanted fat from an area of your body, which is then re-injected into another area (such as the hands, cheeks, breasts, or buttocks). If you're interested in using fat transfer in place of a filler for your cheek augmentation, speak with Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team. We will go over the benefits, drawbacks, and results associated with this technique.
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Do you have naturally hollow or flat cheeks? Have your cheeks lost their youthful contours with age or after significant weight loss? If either of these scenarios applies to you, we encourage you to contact our Doylestown, PA office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino to learn about available options to restore the contours of your face. Whether you select surgical or nonsurgical alternatives, you can transform your appearance and achieve stunning, younger-looking results with cheek augmentation at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.