About Cheek Augmentation
Over time, and for a number of reasons including weight loss, weight gain or aging, the face and cheeks can change causing a less-than-desirable aesthetic. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your cheeks, MIA Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX can help. Our talented plastic surgeon, Dr. Phi Nguyen, is skilled in cheek augmentation surgery. Cheek augmentation can be used to increase or decrease the volume of the cheeks and helps restore the youthful facial appearance of years passed. During a consultation with Dr. Phi, options for cheek augmentation can be discussed in order to determine which technique will be most beneficial for your individual needs.
A great number of individuals see remarkably improved appearances after cheek augmentation. Since the procedure can be used to both increase or decrease the volume of the cheeks, cheek augmentation is an excellent option for most people who are dissatisfied with their look. The ideal candidate for this cosmetic procedure has:
- Great overall health
- A desire to improve their appearance
- Excess weight in the cheeks
- Cheeks that appear hollow or droopy
- A lack of facial definition
The type of technique that will be used for your cheek augmentation procedure will depend on whether your goal is to increase or decrease the volume of your cheeks. In any case, your procedure will begin with the injection of a local anesthetic which will alleviate some of the associated discomfort. We currently employ two cheek augmentation techniques:
Buccal Fat Removal – Decreasing the volume of the cheeks by the removal of the buccal fat pads, which can cause an overweight appearance.
Cheek Implants – The insertion of an implant, placed into the pocket of the cheek to increase the contour of the face.
What to Expect
You can expect to see immediate and dramatic results shortly after undergoing this procedure. However, you may also experience some swelling, bruising, and facial tightness in the first couple of weeks. Full recovery following cheek augmentation could take up to two months with most patients reporting their ability to return to their regular routine in 7 – 10 days. We advise patients to wait 3 – 4 weeks before returning to their workout routines for optimum results. If during your recovery period you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our MIA Plastic Surgery staff at your convenience.
Plan Your Procedure
Look and Feel Younger
Our goal at MIA Plastic Surgery is to cater to your specific and individual needs, as well as your aesthetic goals. Utilizing high-quality tools and proven cosmetic surgery techniques, we aim to accentuate your natural beauty in a minimally invasive manner. Cheek augmentation offers you the opportunity to drastically improve your facial appearance. If you have been considering cheek augmentation, we invite you to pick up the phone and call us today. We will set up a consultation time that works with your schedule and will go to great lengths to help you feel informed and confident with your decision.