About Cheek Augmentation
Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you appear significantly older than you actually are, and no one wants to be mistaken for being older than their true age. At Dorner Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Dorner offers cheek augmentation to restore a youthful contour and lift. Cheek augmentation is accomplished with either temporary dermal fillers or longer-lasting cheek implants. During your initial consultation, Dr. Dorner can discuss the pros and cons of both options in detail and what will best fit your concerns. Contact our Dublin, OH office to schedule a consultation and learn how cheek augmentation can help you get a younger, fuller-looking face.
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Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are men and women who:
- Want fuller cheeks
- Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
- Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
- Have lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in deflated cheeks
- Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a health condition, or an injury
- Are in overall good health
Dermal fillers are a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of surgery. Since dermal fillers are temporary, it can also help patients get a better idea of the amount of volume and lift they want before committing to surgical cheek augmentation. Cheek implants are better for those who want a longer-lasting solution and are able to commit time to recovery after surgery.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Dorner will perform a detailed exam to create a treatment plan that is ideal for your unique facial structure. During your consultation, you will decide on your preferred method: cheek implants or dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers can be performed in our facility as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 30 minutes. With fillers, the points of injection will be marked along the hollows of the cheeks. Then, the fillers will be gently injected into the cheeks and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave immediately after the procedure and continue your normal activities.
Surgical cheek augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed in an accredited facility since patients are usually put under with general anesthesia. Once you are prepped, small incisions will be created inside the mouth through the upper gums so a pocket can be made over the cheekbone. Then, the implants will be securely placed and the incisions will be sutured. The surgery usually takes about an hour, and you will be released to a responsible adult to recover at home.
What to Expect
With surgery, you should expect to experience bruising, tightness, and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that will cause your facial muscles to strain (like weight lifting) should be avoided for 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing usually takes about two months, but the results are long lasting.
With dermal fillers, your face may feel tender or sore with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to ease your discomfort. Optimal results are usually seen in 10 – 14 days. Follow-up treatments will be needed as fillers are a temporary treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does cheek augmentation cost?
The cost of your procedure may vary, depending on the method of augmentation used. During your consultation and the procedure planning process, Dr. Dorner will be able to provide you with a better estimate of your out-of-pocket costs. We can also discuss financial planning options and the payment methods we accept at Dorner Plastic Surgery.
What is the difference between upper and lower cheek implants?
Lower cheek implants are very similar to upper cheek implants, except that they improve the loss of volume in the lower portion of the cheek. Many times, these can be combined with upper cheek implants to further improve facial definition. These implants are used mostly in patients with aging faces.
What if I have an asymmetrical face?
It is not uncommon to experience facial asymmetry. However, if you are concerned about not having a mirror-like reflection, Dr. Dorner can assess your options for creating the symmetry you desire. With cheek augmentation procedure, he can help create balance to you facial appearance.
Can I have a fat grafting performed to fill in my cheeks?
Yes. Much like implants, facial fat grafting can restore volume and create a fuller appearance to the cheeks while utilizing your own fat. As a more natural approach, facial fat grafting to the cheeks has become increasingly popular. To learn more and to determine if facial fat grafting would be ideal for you, contact Dorner Plastic Surgery to set up a examination and consultation at our Dublin, OH facility.
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Do you have naturally flat or hollow cheeks? Or have your cheeks lost its youthful volume after significant weight loss or age? Contact our Dublin and Columbus, OH area office to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Dorner and learn about your options to enhance the shape of your cheeks. Whether you chose surgical or nonsurgical, you can transform your appearance with cheek augmentation at Dorner Plastic Surgery.