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.
"I highly recommend coming here!! Wouldn’t trust anyone else to touch my face. Sabrina is wonderful!"- L.M. / Google / Aug 17, 2021
"I left New York Long Island in Manhattan I was a stylist for many years when I moved here then I met Dr. Karen both Northerners we share a lot in common. Dr. Karen has done Botox on my face he’s about to do Botox on my TMJ he did a neck lift and an eye lift on me years ago people still tell me all the time how great I look I’m 72 you can look me up on Facebook and see what I look like anyway Dr. Karen did a rhinoplasty on one of my grandchildren because her nose was broken he closed my daughters throat when she had to have surgery for her thyroid cancer to be removed he was kind he stood by the EMT and then he did the plastic surgery in closing her throat my husband had rhinoplasty from Dr. Karen it was wonderful I have sent numerous clients of mine to Dr. Karen over the years and years no one ever had a complaint he’s Very professional and his office is wonderful The staff are efficient friendly very kind. His office itself is magnificent just looking at the picture above on the outside of the building it’s magnificent I have grown to care for Dr. Karen a lot Especially I love his Botox work I have never had a bruise or a problem of any kind thank you Dr. Karen for all that you have done for me for many many clients of mine and for Winchester Virginia you are the best"- P.P. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
"Best doctor and staff around. Dr. Karen is knowledgeable, and experienced in his work. I would not trust anyone else with my face."- C.M. / Yelp / Aug 11, 2021
"Great - Dr Karen and his staff are informative and so helpful I am always happy with results"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 03, 2021
"I went to see Dr. Karen two weeks ago for Botox and filler. I absolutely LOVE my results. My lips are plump and symmetrical. My forehead, under eyes and mouth look entirely rejuvenated. Also I’ve noticed a HUGE difference using ZO skin care. It’s only been two weeks but my acne has cleared up immensely my skin looks brighter and healthier. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Karen and speaking with Sabrina about ZO skin care. Sabrina is amazing!!! She is passionate about making you look and feel the best you can be. She was so easy to talk to and I felt very confident the money I spent on the skin care products would work. Worth every penny!!! I will be going back in the near future, and restocking on all of my ZO products 10/10👌🏼"- L.W. / Google / Jul 02, 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.