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.
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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.