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 cosmetic 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) 800-2085.
Cheek Augmentation Before & After
Photos are of actual patients who have been treated by Dr. Chaboki.
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® Aesthetic, 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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How It's Performed
The steps of your cheek augmentation procedure depend largely on which approach you choose —implants, injectable products, or a mid-facelift. If you choose injectable fillers, you can anticipate a brief appointment involving several injections, after which you can return to your regular activities immediately.
Complete Your Rejuvenation
Cheek implants require time in surgery. They are made of a type of silicone that's soft yet solid and strong, mimicking the feel of natural bone without the risk of tears. Cheek implants come in various shapes and sizes to suit your specific anatomy and goals.
Dr. Chaboki can perform your cheek augmentation while you are under local anesthesia with sedation or completely asleep with general anesthesia. He typically begins your procedure by making small incisions within your mouth. This placement gives him adequate control during the surgery and comes with the added benefit of not leaving behind a visible scar on your face. He then inserts the implants through the incisions, positioning them so that they augment your cheeks exactly as you'd envisioned. Once he is satisfied with the proportions of your face, he closes the incisions with dissolving sutures.
Recovery After Cheek Augmentation
Cheek augmentation is a relatively brief outpatient procedure. Although you may return home the same day, it's important to have a friend or family member to drive you. Recuperation after cheek augmentation is not unlike that of dental surgery. You'll need to limit yourself to soft foods for several days, because hard, crunchy, or chewy foods can be difficult to eat.
Most patients take a few days to rest at home while swelling and bruising dissipate. You should also refrain from strenuous exercise for about 2 weeks. Dr. Chaboki will formally clear you for activity during a follow-up appointment.
In the long term, the results of your cheek augmentation can last indefinitely. Dr. Chaboki advises against any significant weight fluctuation, as a major gain or loss could affect your facial contours. It's also important to keep your skin protected from the sun to ensure it remains resilient and soft.
To learn more about Dr. Chaboki's approach to cheek augmentation, read his answers to frequently asked questions about this surgery.