Who is a good candidate for Cheek Augmentation?
Patients who have hallowing cheeks, who have a flat face with little definition, or who have a desire for higher cheekbones with more definition are all good candidates for cheek augmentation.
How is Cheek Augmentation done?
Dr. Weiss occasionally performs this procedure in the office with local anesthesia, which makes the entire cheek area numb. He then places the implant in while you rest comfortably without pain. More frequently, patients are asleep under general anesthesia for cheek implant surgery.
What is recovery like for Cheek Augmentation?
The procedure requires down time of 1-2 weeks. Occasionally, the recovery may take longer due to swelling or bruising, but most patients will be back to their usual activity in about one week.
What other facial procedures are typically combined with Cheek Augmentation?
Frequently, Dr. Weiss combines cheek augmentation procedures with other facial enhancements such as facelift, rhinoplasty, or blepharoplasty. For example, cheek enlargement often compliments lower eyelid blepharoplasty by enhancing the appearance of the lid-cheek junction. Facelift procedures also frequently take place in conjunction with cheek augmentation to restore youthful fullness to the cheeks while tightening the skin and muscles in the lower face and neck.