Restore a Youthful Appearance
The effects of aging can lend a gaunt appearance to the face. Widely recognized as a hallmark of youth, “apple cheeks” and strong cheekbones enhance symmetry and overall attractiveness of the facial features. If you have found yourself wishing for restored plumpness in your cheeks, or contours that you weren't naturally endowed with, cheek augmentation can effectively alter the appearance of the facial profile for a subtle, aesthetically pleasing result.
In addition to a comprehensive range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Matt Chhatre of Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa performs cheek augmentation surgery for Kansas City, Overland Park and Lee’s Summit patients. If you are interested in learning more about cheek augmentation or would like to schedule a consultation, reach out to our office by filling out our online contact form.
Are You a Good Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?
Almost anyone in good general health is a suitable candidate for cheek augmentation. The procedure can address a number of concerns and provides the following:
- Plumps and fills out hollow, sunken or gaunt cheeks
- Corrects weak or disproportionate cheekbones
- Provides permanent augmentation
- Provides customized treatment designed to best meet your concerns
At Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we recognize no two faces are alike. During a consultation, you can learn more about how your unique wants are best addressed, as well as view before and after photos of real patients to begin to develop realistic expectations of what you may achieve. Cheek augmentation can be combined with a range of additional procedures, including liposuction, eyelid surgery, mini facelift or full facelift, for example.
What to Expect
Dr. Chhatre’s extensive training in facial plastic surgery has allowed him to perfect two approaches to cheek augmentation: enhancement using silicone implants or facial fillers. Implants target the look of underlying bone structure while volumizing fillers can be used to create the popular “apple cheek” look.
During the placement of silicone implants, the prosthetic is placed inside the cheek through a small incision inside the mouth. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision. If cheek augmentation is performed using a filler, Dr. Chhatre plumps cheeks using RADIESSE®, a gentle gel-matrix designed to stimulate the body’s naturally occurring collagen.
Before the procedure, the surgical site will be numbed using a combination of a topical anesthetic and lidocaine. To hasten recovery, patients are advised to ice the cheeks and apply arnica oil to ease swelling. Slight bruising and swelling under the eyes is commonly observed, with healing typically complete within five to seven days post treatment.
As the body naturally ages, many individuals may find themselves wishing for a more youthful, rested appearance. Cheek augmentation patients have reported increased self esteem and improved satisfaction in their appearance as benefits of their procedure, and the high quality of care consistently offered at our practice means you can rest assured you are pursuing professional, reputable work.
Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities, our office is here to help you explore the many possibilities offered by cosmetic enhancement. Contact Summit Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today to schedule a consultation.