A cheek augmentation uses surgical implants or bone reduction surgery to enhance the appearance of the cheeks, enhancing facial harmony and increasing self-confidence. Often, a cheek augmentation is performed along with a face lift or chin augmentation to balance the proportion of facial features, and may include an injection of your natural fat or a soft-tissue filler.
A cheek augmentation procedure:
- Increases or decreases the cheek proportions to bring the facial features into balance
- Uses surgical implants or bone reduction surgery to adjust the shape and size of the cheeks
- May be combined with minimally-invasive injections to create the desired results
Candidates for this procedure are healthy, non-smoking individuals who are at least 13 years of age and whose facial growth is complete.
Swelling will dissipate within several months, and the surgery will reach its full maturity within a year. The results are typically permanent, although the tissue will age and may change slightly over time.