What is Cheek Augmentation?
Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you seem a lot older than you actually are, and no one wants to look older than they are. At Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen performs cheek augmentation to create youthful contour and lift. For your mid-face augmentation, you can receive a nonsurgical cheek lift using dermal fillers or you can get longer-lasting cheek implants. At your initial consult, Dr. Karen can go over the benefits of both options in detail and help you decide which will be the best fit for your needs and goals. Contact our Winchester, VA office to schedule an appointment, and find out how you can lift sagging cheeks for a more youthful appearance.
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"My surgery went well and my recovery time was faster than expected - I had a great experience. Dr Karen and his staff are very professional and kind. My surgery went well and my recovery time was faster than expected. I am always impressed by the staff and their vibrant personalities."- F. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2021
"Fantastic practice with lovely ladies who are very knowledgeable alongside dr Karen"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 09, 2021
What Can I Expect from My Cheek Augmentation?
Prior to your cheek augmentation, Dr. Karen will complete a detailed exam to develop a personalized treatment plan that is best for your unique cosmetic goals. In your initial consultation, you will select your treatment method: dermal fillers or cheek implants. Injectable fillers can be a good choice if you want to avoid the expense and time of surgical implants — it might also help you get a clearer idea of the amount of lift and volume you want before switching to cheek implants. Cheek implants are better if you want longer-lasting results and don't mind the recovery.
Injectable dermal filler procedures take about 20 – 30 minutes. At the start of your appointment, the points of injection will be marked along your mid-face and the fillers gently injected and massaged to create an even fullness. You can leave immediately following the procedure and continue your normal activities. Cheek augmentation surgery is performed while you are sedated with general anesthesia. Small incisions are created inside your gums, and a pocket will be made over the cheekbone. Next, the selected implants will be placed and the incisions in your mouth will be closed. Cheek augmentation surgery usually takes about an hour, after which you can leave with a responsible adult to start your recovery at home.
With both options, you may experience bruising, swelling, and tightness. You can expect this to last for under five days for injections and for about 1 – 2 weeks after your surgery. Vigorous activity that may strain your facial muscles (like weight lifting) should be skipped for about 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing typically occurs within 1 – 2 weeks after injections and after about two months with implants.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $6,575
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Your Cheeks, Your Way
Do you have naturally thin, hollow cheeks? Or maybe your mid-face has lost its volume with age or after significant weight loss? Contact our Winchester, VA office to schedule a consult with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen. At Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, we offer both surgical or nonsurgical options for creating fuller, more shapely cheeks. Call today to see how you can improve your overall appearance with cheek augmentation or for information on pricing and more.