Strong cheekbones are often considered a sign of beauty. While some people are born with small cheeks, volume loss of both bone and fat also naturally occur as we age. Flat or underdeveloped cheeks may make other features, such as your nose or jaw, appear more prominent and your eyes appear hollow and sunken. Dr. Chaboki performs cheek augmentation to help Washington, DC and Maryland-area patients enhance the mid-facial area.
Dr. Chaboki specializes exclusively in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. To learn more about cheek augmentation and other procedures to help you look more attractive, request your cosmetic consultation with him online, or call his office at (202) 741-3409.
Cheek Augmentation Options
Cheek augmentation makes the cheek area more prominent, which is considered especially attractive in women. Dr. Chaboki increases facial volume with a customized approach for each person that may include one or a combination of the following options:
- Cheek implants: These facial implants are made of solid silicone, specifically designed for the mid-facial cheek area, and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Cheek implants give Washington, DC and Maryland-area patients long-term improvements. This procedure is sometimes considered a "pre-facelift" because it can delay the need for a full facelift.
- Non-surgical facelift: Injectable fillers, such as RADIESSE® and Sculptra®, or fat transfer (also called fat injections) can provide temporary cheek augmentation with minimal downtime.
- Cheek lift: This surgical procedure, also called a mid-facelift, provides lasting improvements. It is normally combined with eyelid surgery or a full facelift.
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Cheek implant surgery takes about an hour and is normally performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Cheek implants are placed within the cheek area through small incisions hidden inside the mouth, avoiding external scars. Patients stay on a soft diet for the first few days, similar to after a dental procedure. Patients may return to work within a few days. Most swelling generally subsides within about 14 days after surgery.
If you still have questions about this procedure, view frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Chaboki.