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Cheek Augmentation in Flowood, MS

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About Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation at The Face & Body Center is an effective way to restore lost volume in deflated or thinning cheeks. Our plastic surgeons offer a number of different options to our Flowood and Jackson, MS patients. Based on your needs, we can provide FDA-approved injectable filler options (such as Restylane® and Voluma®), fat injections, or surgical implants for dramatic volume. If you're wanting to add definition and youthfulness back into your appearance, then call our office today. We can explain the benefits and procedure process of each treatment and help you decide which is the best to meet your goals.  

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for cheek augmentation:

  • 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 natural-looking solution

What to Expect

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 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 medical-grade plastic implant will be placed in the created pocket for one or both cheeks. Afterward, the incisions will be closed and bandaged.

Filler and Fat Injections: If you're not ready to commit to surgery or if you desire a more subtle look, using injectable fillers and fat can also produce great results. This will be a short process where you will have a filler such as Restylane or Voluma injected into the desired areas. Fat injections will first require liposuction from another area in the body before injection. Numbing cream can be made available, and several sessions may be required to reach optimal results. There is no downtime associated with this procedure.

Anticipated Results

After cheek implants, you should expect some level of swelling, numbness, and 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, you can expect to see the full benefits of the surgery over the following few months. Cheek implants have a strong safety record since they are made with the highest-quality materials. While cheek implants provide long-term benefits, a patient’s face will naturally change due to the aging process, and this could impact the look of the implants over time. 

Filler and fat injections will also provide volume, though the results will not be as dramatic. Results for facial fillers can last between a few months up to two years depending on the case and the type of filler.  

Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks

You do not have to settle for the flat, deflated cheeks that you find yourself staring at in the mirror. Transform your cheeks, your face, and your entire appearance with quality cheek implants or injections. Our medical team is highly experienced and looks forward to helping you get back that youthful, full-cheek look that you desire. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

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