About Cheek Augmentation
Cheek Augmentation Can Add Facial Definition
For patients who wish to restore lost cheek definition, enhance a weak jawline, or achieve improved aesthetic balance in their facial features, cheek augmentation at our Long Island practice is an effective option. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S performs customized cheek augmentation procedures that can be performed alone or in conjunction with treatments such as facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, or injectables. If you are interested in learning more about cheek augmentation and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please contact our office and make an appointment with Dr. Greenberg today.
Planning Your Cheek Augmentation Procedure
When you come in for your initial consultation with Dr. Greenberg, you will discuss your goals for treatment, and together you will determine a plan. During this time, you will be encouraged to speak frankly about what you hope to accomplish, and to ask any questions you may have regarding any stage of treatment. For patients who desire more volume in their cheeks, but feel hesitant about using implants, Dr. Greenberg can perform a cheek augmentation using fat transfer. This involves using liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body – usually the midsection – and injecting those purified fat cells into the cheeks.
Cheek implants come in different sizes and shapes, and can be customized for any facial shape to provide a natural-looking enhancement. Facial implants made from silicone do not integrate with the natural tissue, and can be safely removed later. Other materials, such as hydroxyapatite, will fuse with natural bone tissue and become a permanent part of your facial structure.
What to Expect from Your Procedure
After the scope of your treatment plan and cost has been finalized and your surgery has been scheduled, Dr. Greenberg will give you a set of pre-operative instructions. If cheek augmentation is being performed along with another surgery, the implants will be inserted through the incisions used for the other procedure. If it is a stand-alone procedure, small incisions will be made inside the mouth above the gum line, allowing Dr. Greenberg to place and secure your implants. There may be some temporary numbness or tingling immediately following your procedure, but this will gradually diminish over time. As swelling subsides, you will begin to notice the enhancements achieved with your cheek implants.
When performed by an experienced surgeon, cheek augmentation is a very safe procedure. Dr. Greeberg will conduct a thorough review of your medical history before proceeding with any surgical treatment, and follows the highest standards of safety throughout your surgery.
Learn More about Cheek Augmentation Surgery
Your face is your most prominent feature. When you feel confident about the appearance of your face, it shows, and this can lead to making great first impressions upon everyone you meet. If you are dissatisfied with your facial features, and would like to learn more about how cheek augmentation can help you achieve the attractive contours you desire, we can help. Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with renowned plastic surgery authority Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.