About Cheek Augmentation
Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you appear much older than you are — no one wants that. At Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thornwell Parker, offers cheek augmentation to restore youthful facial contours. Cheek augmentation is done with either nonsurgical injectable dermal fillers or longer-lasting silicone implants. At your consultation, we will go over the benefits of both procedures in greater detail and determine which will better fit your concerns and goals. Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule a consultation and learn how cheek augmentation can help you get a younger, fuller-looking face.
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Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are women and men who:
- Desire more volume in their cheeks
- Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
- Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
- Have lost a lot of weight, causing deflated cheeks
- Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a health condition, or a trauma
- Are in good overall health
Cheek augmentation with injectable fillers may be a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of cheek implant surgery. Since injectable fillers are temporary, it can also help patients get a better idea of the amount of volume and lift they want before getting surgical cheek augmentation. Cheek implants are better for patients who want longer-lasting results and can spend time recovering after surgery.
What to Expect
Prior to your treatment, the Elevate team will perform a detailed examination to develop a personalized treatment plan that is ideal for your unique needs and goals. During your initial consultation, you will choose your treatment: surgical cheek implants or nonsurgical dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers can be done in our Dallas, TX office as an outpatient procedure in around 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the points of injection will be marked along the hollows of the cheeks. Then, the fillers will be injected into the mid-face and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave right after the procedure and continue your daily activities.
Surgical cheek augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed in our accredited facility since patients are usually put under with IV sedation. Once you are prepped and unconscious, small incisions will be made inside the upper gums so a pocket can be created over the cheekbone. Then, the implants will be securely placed in the pockets and the incisions will be stitched. Cheek augmentation surgery usually takes about 1 – 2 hours, and you will be released to a friend or family member after an observation period to recover at home.
With cheek augmentation, you may experience swelling, tightness, and bruising for about 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that will strain your facial muscles (like weight training) should be eliminated for at least 7 – 10 days. Full healing typically occurs after around two months, but the results last a long time.
After injections of dermal fillers, the treated areas may feel sore with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days. Cold packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to minimize discomfort. Optimal results are generally seen after about 10 – 14 days. Maintenance injections will be necessary because fillers are a temporary solution usually lasting six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,200 - $5,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1.5 – 2.5 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5 – 7 days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Do you have naturally hollow or flat cheeks? Or have your cheeks lost their fullness after significant weight loss or age? Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule an initial consultation with our Elevate team and hear about your best option to enhance your mid-face. Whether you decide on surgical or nonsurgical, you can rejuvenate your whole face with cheek augmentation at Elevate Medical Spa.