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.
Cheek Implants Ideal Candidates
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 Am Super Happy with This Practice. - I have seen Dr. Chiu for several years and have had both botox and fillers. I had been contemplating a lower lift for some time but held off; first because of the expense and also I thought it might look like I had surgery. I finally talked myself into the surgery and it was well worth the expense. I'm extremely happy with the results; I know he took at least ten years off of my face and neck without any visible signs. I have total confidence in Dr. Chiu and was very glad a friend recommended him. Sara is very accomodating and makes you feel so welcome."- V / RealSelf / May 17, 2019
"Love the Results! - Had a great experience with Dr. Chiu - he is an extremely talented surgeon and I'm really happy with the results of my surgery. Additionally, the process was a lot easier than I anticipated and I had very little pain."- C.D. / RealSelf / May 01, 2019
"I Had an Amazing Experience - Dr. Chiu is the most gifted plastic surgeon. I chose Dr. Chiu for his excellent reputation, kindness, and calm demeanor. He is one of only two facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons here in Pittsburgh, and he is the single one to whom other doctors refer their most difficult cases. I was a revision case and my face had been full of filler. Dr. Chiu took his time with me. He was able to..."- H. / RealSelf / Mar 04, 2019
"We (twins) got lip fillers from Dr. Chiu and we are extyhappy with how they turned out! They look very natural and smooth just how we wanted. He takes great pride in his work and we would definitely recommend him to anyone we know!!"- S.A. / Google / Feb 01, 2019
What to Expect with Cheek Implants
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.
Cheek Implants Anticipated Results
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.