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
"I rate Dr Chiu the best of the best! I had Blepharoplasty on my upper lids. My eyes are beautiful noone would know , I don't have a visible scar to be seen. Since then I go regulary to have filler and botox around my lips, frown lines etc. It always looks natural not overdone. Dr. Chiu is very compassionate and takes great pride in his art! He is a perfectionist ! Also Sara is a joy to talk to and very organized, she assits Dr. Chiu in his practice. Highly recommended !!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 15, 2018
"On going improvements - I met Dr. Chiu 8 years ago. He knows exactly what I am looking for. I want to keep on looking natural and not overdone. He is a true professional and extremely knowledgeable. I finally decided to have my eyes done last February. I couldn’t be happier. I am his patient forever!Sylvie"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 20, 2017
"The best! - Dr. Chiu is incredible. If you are considering botox or filler or anything for that matter, He is the best. He is methodical and a perfectionist. I've had botox other places and there is no comparison. He is so talented, there is virtually no pain and he takes his time to study exactly where to place the filler etc. His assistant Sara is so welcoming and kind and always follows up after your visit to ensure you are satisfied. I highly recommend going to Dr. Chiu for a natural result performed by a talented Plastic surgeon. Why would you trust your face to anyone else?"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 15, 2017
"Eyelids Done 7 Years Ago and Still Looking Really Good. - I have been treating with Dr. Chiu since 2011. All of my appointments and treatments have been great. Many of my friends and family have come to open houses at his office, and several have been or are being treated by Dr. Chiu. Sara is wonderful as well. Dr. Chiu is very conservative with any treatment or surgery. From going to his many open houses over the years, I have met with lots of his patients. Everyone is very happy and looks fresh, not like these movie stars. He will not overdo anything. Dr. Chiu and Sara give clear and concise instructions prior to surgery and/or treatments. Following these instructions is important to achieve the best outcome possible."- D. / RealSelf / Dec 12, 2017
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.