Strong cheekbones are universally flattering. If you are looking for a way to get higher, fuller cheeks, consider cheek augmentation. This facial plastic surgery procedure can give you near-instant results that last.
Learn more about cheek enhancement by meeting with sought-after New Orleans facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Weiss. Schedule your consultation today at 504-636-8426. Our practice serves Metairie, New Orleans, Mandeville, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.
What is Cheek Augmentation?
Cheek augmentation, also known as cheek enhancement, is a cosmetic procedure that adds fullness and height to the cheek area. While temporary augmentation can be done with fillers, surgical augmentation involves placing a soft silicone facial implant for long-lasting definition. Cheek implants are body-safe medical devices that come in a range of styles and sizes to fit every patient’s needs.
Many patients seek out this surgery to correct age-related changes in the appearance of their cheeks, such as sagging and volume loss. Others are concerned with addressing cheeks that appear flat or thin due to genetics. Cheek augmentation can accomplish these goals while creating scaffolding that lifts your entire face for a youthful look.
Cheek Enhancement Candidates
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your cheeks, cheek enhancement may be the ideal solution. You may be a great candidate for this procedure if you:
- Have flat or undefined cheekbones
- Wish to correct age-related changes in your cheek area
- Are looking to correct congenital facial deformities or those caused by injury
- Are physically healthy
- Have realistic expectations
- Are a non-smoker or are willing to quit temporarily
The best way to learn if cheek enhancement is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Weiss. During this consultation, he will meticulously evaluate your candidacy based on your goals, medical history, and other relevant factors.
Your Cheek Augmentation Procedure
Cheek augmentation is an individualized procedure. Dr. Weiss will discuss the exact procedural steps that you can expect during your consultation. Generally, the process of placing a cheek implant takes several hours.
Dr. Weiss occasionally performs this procedure in the office with local anesthesia, which makes the entire cheek area numb. More frequently, patients are asleep under general anesthesia for cheek implant surgery.
After administering anesthesia for your comfort, Dr. Weiss will make a small incision either inside the mouth or under your eyelid. Then he will insert the implant and close the incision. Once healed, these incisions are typically not noticeable.
Cheek Enhancement Recovery and Results
Recovering from cheek augmentation surgery is relatively easy. Most patients can return to their usual activities in about one week. Occasionally, the recovery may take longer due to swelling or bruising.
Cheek augmentation offers immediate, predictable results, though they may be obscured at first by swelling. Unlike fillers and other non-surgical forms of cheek augmentation, implants are a permanent solution. You will be able to enjoy your final results for years to come.
Schedule Your New Orleans Cheek Augmentation Consultation
If you are ready to have sculpted, lifted cheeks, contact our practice today at 504-636-8426 to schedule a consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Weiss. We welcome men and women from Metairie, New Orleans, Mandeville, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.