About Cheek Implants
With age, a patient's face can become thinner and hollow out, causing their facial features to appear gaunt or flat. Cheek implants made of a silicone material can help correct and recontour the shape of the face, by adding volume and structure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, offers cheek implants and augmentation surgery to his patients in order to give them a more youthful and full cheek/facial appearance. Silicone implants are an effective way to address the lack of facial volume, or injectable fillers can also be an option for patients seeking a nonsurgical alternative. A consultation at Today's Cosmetic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA will help determine the best option for each patient.
The best candidates for cheek implant surgery:
- Have naturally flat cheeks
- Have flat cheeks as a result of aging
- Have flat cheeks as a result of significant weight loss
- Desire a fuller cheek look
- Desire a longer-term solution as compared to facial fillers or fat transfer
"I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Today’s Cosmetic Surgey. Dr. Chiu and Sara are professional, compassionate, and experts at what they do. I have been getting Juvederm injections in my lips there for almost 2 years. My lips ALWAYS look amazing, natural, and just the right amount of full. I was very nervous when I went in for my first time because there are so many horror stories of lip injections. However, my lips have exceeded my expectations every time and Dr. Chiu is truly an artist. I would recommend him to anyone!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 19, 2017
"Doctor Chiu has helped both my mom and I and he is hands down the BEST!!! We highly recommend him."- G.D. / Google / Nov 05, 2018
"I had a perfect experience with rhinoplasty from Dr. Chiu. The results were very conservative and natural, exactly as I wanted. I am living with the best possible outcome of a surgery that can be very risky as far as results. Not to mention, the recovery post-surgery was much easier than expected: no bruising, no pain, and just a few days off to recover from the anesthesia. I would recommend anyone interested in getting a nose job to see Dr. Chiu first! Detailed examples, great advice. Thrilled!"- H. / Healthgrades / Oct 03, 2018
"Perfection! - At age 65 I had enough of the droopy upper eyelids! The right was even worse then the left. Consulted my local doctors and was told that I was a good candidate for blepharoplasty. I was warned by my personal physician of the recovery and how I would look right after the procedure with bruising, swelling, etc... Dr. Chiu was recommended as one of the best for the LEAST amount of pain, etc......"- P. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2018
"Amazing natural results! Dr. Chiu practices with precision and perfection. A perfect balance between art and science. Would not trust anyone else with the same level of confidence."- V.V. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2018
What to Expect
Since this is an outpatient surgery, patients will be under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility for about one hour. An incision will be carefully made and hidden in the mouth between the cheek and upper gums. A pocket will be created over the cheekbone after the soft cheek tissue has been properly elevated. Then, the desired medical-grade implant will be placed and secured in the created pocket for both cheeks, and the incisions closed.
After cheek implant surgery, patients should expect some level of swelling, numbness, and variable bruising in the treatment area. Normal activities, such as going to work, can usually be resumed within a week. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first few weeks after surgery. As the swelling resolves, the patient can expect to see the benefits of the surgery over the following few months. Cheek implants have a strong safety record and offer the distinct advantage of being a permanent solution versus other options available to augment the cheeks/midface area. While cheek implants do provide longer-term benefits, a patient’s face will change due to the aging process, which could impact the look of the implants over time.
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Transform your cheeks, your face, and your entire appearance with quality cheek implants. We look forward to helping you regain that youthful, full cheek look that you desire. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.