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Cheek Augmentation in Arcadia, CA

Make your cheeks look fuller for a younger-looking appearance with a cheek augmentation in Pasadena. As you age, your skin can lose volume and your face can start to look sunken. With cheek implants, it is possible to enhance the shape of your midface region to reverse the signs of aging


What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation with implants is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Jen Chow, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Cheek implants are used to add more volume to the face, create stronger cheekbones, or restore balance to the facial features. This cosmetic procedure requires small incisions, which are expertly placed to minimize visibility

There are different types of cheek implants based on the shape and placement, namely submalar, malar, and a combination of both.

Submalar implants are usually placed under the lower-eye area, right where the cheekbone begins. This type of cheek implant addresses the volume depletion in the cheek area due to aging.

Malar implants, on the other hand, are usually requested by a younger demographic – those in their 20s or 30s. This type of implant is placed below the submalar area, where the cheekbone is. It is usually done to create a more chiseled structure for the midfacial region.

In some cases, a combination of both types is used to create a well-balanced facial profile.


Am I a Good Candidate for Cheek Implants?

You are a good candidate for cheek implants if you start to notice that you have a gaunt appearance and would like to augment your hollow cheeks. If you want a more well-defined facial structure, you can also undergo cheek implants to achieve that. Cheek implant surgery can be life-changing, so it has to be done for yourself, not to conform to an ideal body image.

Ideal candidates for this cosmetic procedure are patients who are in good physical condition, do not have bleeding disorders, and are non-smokers. It is best to have a positive outlook and realistic goals before coming in for cheek augmentation surgery.


Your Cheek Augmentation Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Chow will carry out a physical examination of your face, specifically your cheek areas. This is an important step in creating an individualized treatment approach for your concerns. Your medical history will also be discussed, including past surgeries, current conditions, and current medications.

Dr. Chow will let you know about other treatment options available to you, as well as the potential side effects that you might experience following your surgery. If you have any questions, it is best to ask Dr. Chow before you proceed with the treatment.

Cheek enhancement can be performed in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty. This can be discussed during your consultation.


The Cheek Augmentation Procedure

The first step for your cheek implant surgery is the administration of anesthesia. In most cases, a local anesthetic is used, since this is usually an outpatient procedure.

Dr. Chow will make incisions either on your lower eyelid or inside your mouth. The incision sites will depend on the type of implants you are getting and the technique Dr. Chow will be using.

The implants will then be inserted and positioned correctly. Finally, incisions will be closed with the help of sutures.


The Recovery Process

There is minimal downtime and recovery period after your cheek implant procedure. Bruising and swelling are fairly common side effects and should disappear after several days. Your surgeon might give you pain relievers to help ease the discomfort for the first few days.

Most patients resume their normal activities a week after surgery. Avoid strenuous activities for the next two weeks to allow your incisions to fully close and heal.


How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost?

The cost of cheek augmentation will be determined by several factors since it is customized depending on the patient’s needs and goals. The overall price will depend on the anesthesia used, techniques utilized, and other surgical fees.

Arrange a Consultation

Achieve fuller and more prominent cheeks with a cheek augmentation in Pasadena. Schedule your consultation by contacting us today.

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