Cheek augmentation is a type of cosmetic facial surgery that can help to correct, enhance, and restructure the cheek area. For many patients, the goal of this procedure is to achieve a more harmonious and defined facial contour.
This can help you look and feel more confident from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed. Patients often love that they no longer have to spend time applying tons or makeup or trying new trends just to achieve a sharp and carefully defined cheek structure. This is because Dr. Troiano understands the way light and shadow works on the face and she can work with your natural face shape to optimize your best contours.
Cheek augmentation can be performed with sub-dermal fillers, cheek repositioning (i.e. with a mid-face lift), or with silicone implants. Depending on the patient’s individual traits, such as underlying bone structure, soft tissue quality, or fat distribution in the face, a certain procedure may be recommended over another.
This is because Dr. Troiano believes that “adding volume” (i.e. with fillers) is not always the answer. Surprisingly, removing and reshaping soft tissue excess and repositioning the deep layers of the face can give the best lifting and augmentation. It is volumeing through reduction, such as buccal fat excision, a niche skill Dr. Troiano honed during her fellowship training which focused on anti-aging face techniques.
Like all facial cosmetic surgery procedures, a cheek augmentation should always be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, like Chelsea Troiano, MD. Depending on which procedure is recommended, incisions are placed strategically either within the hairline, inside of or underneath the lower eyelid, or within the mouth. Sub-dermal fillers require no incisions at all.
Depending on the procedure recommended, it can be performed awake with local anesthesia or asleep with general anesthesia. Pre-operative and post-operative instructions will be given in detail to manage swelling and discomfort after the procedure. This procedure is generally not too uncomfortable and patients often use acetaminophen and ibuprofen for pain management.
A cheek augmentation procedure can help to deliver an improved or enhanced facial appearance. In turn, this can affect a patient’s self-confidence, their first impressions, and how they carry themselves.
It can also change the way light and shadows play on your facial contours and can cut down on the time spent putting on makeup! Cheek augmentation can sharpen and lift your cheekbones, to deliver a more Y-shape to the face that is perceived as more youthful and coveted by many. It can also help patients who would like to soften their features or otherwise alter the structure or appearance of their cheekbones and the overall area.
As with all procedures available at Dr. Troiano’s facility, the cost of a plastic surgery procedure will depend greatly on each patient’s unique needs and the best approach recommended to achieve the desired result.
Additionally, costs, like that of Dr. Troiano and her team, anesthesia, as well as any cost for implants, are also a determinant. You’ll be able to discuss this and your financial and beauty goals for cosmetic surgery during your initial consultation with Dr. Troiano.
Dr. Troiano’s practice aims to deliver a luxe, high-end cosmetic surgery experience of a glamorous city, without a hectic environment. Our modern facility is in the relaxing but modern city of Palm Beach and welcomes patients from all over the country, as well as locals from the nearby cities like Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boca Raton.
Dr. Chelsea Toriano delivers effortless luxury through her plastic surgery procedures and refines each procedure to suit every patient’s unique aesthetic needs. She is a fellowship-trained and double board-eligible facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, completing a rigorous 5-year training program in head and neck surgery. She focused on mastering the specialized techniques in approaching the aging face during her final year of training.
She understands how to perform a cheek augmentation and deliver natural-looking results that help to compliment your natural features and enhance your cheeks.Schedule Consultation
How long a cheek augmentation procedure will last will largely depend on the approach you and your surgeon decide on to help achieve the desired results. A plastic surgery that includes implants, for example, can last be permanent, with changes occurring naturally as the face shifts with age, gravity, and lifestyle.
Other cheek augmentation procedures, however, such as fillers will only last for a few months or years, while surgery without implants may offer a few years of more youthful or noticeable cheek enhancements.
Facial plastic surgery procedures, like cheek augmentation, are considered elective procedures and generally are not covered by health insurance. In some cases, if plastic surgery is reconstructive or to fix a functional issue, it may be partially covered. Dr. Troiano currently does not take insurance. However, her office can provide you with the proper documentation and codes needed to be reimbursed by the insurance company if this is the path you choose.
Plastic surgery, particularly delicate facial procedures like cheek augmentation, should always be performed by a plastic surgeon who has the experience and a careful approach with the procedure you are seeking. When performed by a surgeon like Dr. Chelsea Troiano, cheek augmentation should not be painful. Depending on the procedure, it is performed under local or general anesthesia to ensure pain or discomfort is felt during the procedure.
After the surgery or procedure, it is common for patients to experience some swelling and discomfort which can be managed with cold compresses and medication, prescribed by Dr. Troiano and her team.