THE BENEFIT OF UNDERGOING CHEEK AUGMENTATION
The prominence of our cheeks plays a vital role in how the entirety of our facial features are perceived. Elevated cheeks harmonize the face, lending a balanced proportion, enhancing lip emphasis, and offering an uplifting effect. Cheek augmentation, under the skilled hands of Dr. Rubinstein, becomes an art of personalized precision.
Harmonious Facial Proportions
Accentuating cheeks brings balance, making features like the nose and lips perfectly proportionate and more striking.
Customized to Your Desires
Whether through precision injections or adaptable implants, Dr. Rubinstein ensures your augmentation suits your unique face and preferences.
With options ranging from tailored injection locations to trimmed implants, embark on a journey to a face that’s distinctly yours.
High or prominent cheekbones have long been considered a desirable facial feature. Prominent cheekbones can help to add balance and definition to the overall look of the face. Cheek augmentation at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC of Hudson Valley, NY can enhance the appearance of the cheeks with the use of cheek implants. Implants may also be used to correct congenital or traumatic asymmetries.
Cheek augmentation is often sought by individuals who would like the appearance of higher cheekbones. However, this procedure can also restore cheek fullness that has diminished with age in order to recreate a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Dr. Ran Rubinstein uses video imaging during the consultation to help patients see the changes that are possible through cheek augmentation and other facial surgeries.
Options for Cheek Augmentation
Cheek augmentation can be performed to result in temporary or permanent results. The VolumaLift or fat transfer procedures are common solutions to ill-defined cheekbones, as are Sculptra injections when patients seek short-term volume restoration. This option may be best for those who are interested in testing out this new look but may not yet be ready to undergo a transformative surgery. Additionally, temporary procedures are less costly upfront, and thus a more appealing option for budget-conscious folks. Fat transfer can create very natural, permanent changes but the results are highly variable among patients.
The long-term solution, cheek implants, are typically inserted through the mouth and can be secured in pockets created within the cheeks. Dr. Rubinstein fastens the synthetic implant over the patient’s natural bone structure for the best results. Cheek implants may be best suited for people who have always had a lack of definition in the mid-face, or noticed a loss of volume as their facial features matured.
The Cheek Augmentation Procedure
Dr. Rubinstein typically performs cheek augmentation on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and light sedation. Two small incisions are made inside of the mouth and the implants are inserted and placed over the cheekbones. The incisions are then closed. Procedural times average thirty to forty minutes. Facial implants can be made from a variety of different materials including non-toxic, non-fluid-filled materials like solid silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon).
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After Cheek Augmentation Surgery: What to Expect
After cheek augmentation, patients may experience some minor discomfort. This can be controlled with medication and typically resolves within two to three days. A small dressing may be applied and this is removed within a few days. Bruising and swelling are common; the bruising typically resolves within two weeks while swelling may last for several weeks. Some patients also experience temporary numbness. Work and other normal activities can typically be resumed within a few days to one week, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for several weeks.
Possible Complications of Cheek Augmentation procedure
Cheek augmentation is a very safe procedure but there are potential risks just as with any surgery. These risks may include adverse anesthesia reactions, infection, implant shifting, and unnatural shape. You can minimize your potential risks by carefully following your pre-and post-operative instructions.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
Complimentary Facial Cosmetic Procedures for Cheek Augmentation treatment
Cheek implants may be enhanced when performed alongside procedures such as facelift, rhinoplasty, or chin augmentation surgeries. Other patients may seek to add fullness and definition to other areas of the face, like the lips, through cosmetic injections. Popular dermal fillers that Dr. Rubinstein uses are Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm. These gels mimic natural materials found in the body and are biocompatible for use time and again.
The result of cheek augmentation also combines nicely with lower blepharoplasty. Fat redistribution or accumulation can occur below the eyes, spanning into the cheek area. Treating both areas of the face ensures a smooth restoration of tissues to re-sculpt affected areas. During a doctor-patient consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, each of these options and more can be discussed in-depth.
FAQs about Cheek Augmentation
The duration of a Cheek Augmentation procedure can vary depending on the technique used and the individual patient’s needs. However, it generally takes around one to two hours. It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to get an accurate timeframe for your specific situation.
Yes, Cheek Augmentation is an effective way to add volume and contour to the cheek area. The procedure can provide a more youthful and balanced appearance. The success rate is generally high, especially when performed by an experienced surgeon.
The cost of a Cheek Augmentation can vary widely based on the technique used, the surgeon’s expertise, and geographic location. It’s best to consult with a qualified surgeon for an individualized estimate. Dr. Rubinstein will discuss the costs and financing options with you at the time of your consultation.
The procedure usually involves local anesthesia or sedation, making it relatively comfortable for the patient. Postoperative discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication.
Recovery time can vary, but most patients are able to resume normal activities within a week. Swelling and bruising typically subside within a couple of weeks.
If you live in the state of New York, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists offers cheek augmentation among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.