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Cheek augmentation is popular among individuals who have lost volume in their cheeks due to aging or those with naturally flat or sunken cheeks. Dr. Frank Lalezar performs personalized cheek augmentation in NYC using dermal fillers, autologous fat injections, or silicone implants to elevate your facial contours.

Define & Lift Sunken Cheeks

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the cheeks. The procedure involves numerous techniques, such as fillers, fat injections, or implants, to make the cheeks look fuller and more youthful. Cheek augmentation can help you reverse age-related loss of facial volume, elevate your natural facial contours, and soften the wrinkles and creases around the cheeks and mouth.

The Goals of Cheek Augmentation:

  • Enhancing facial contours and proportions
  • Improving the appearance of sunken or flat cheeks
  • Adding volume to the mid-face area
  • Softening wrinkles and lines around the cheeks and mouth
  • Restoring facial volume loss due to age
woman during consultation for cheek augmentation in NYC

Dr. Lalezar’s Cheek Augmentation Technique

Dr. Lalezar is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge cheek augmentation techniques. He understands that everyone has unique expectations, so he curates personalized treatment plans based on your needs. He evaluates your cheeks, measures the degree of volume loss, discusses your goals, and determines if you need dermal fillers, fat injections, silicone implants, or a combination of these methods.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular choice for cheek augmentation in NYC. They are administered quickly and have minimal downtime. The procedure involves injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the cheeks using a fine needle. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring gel that binds water molecules and makes your cheeks look fuller and suppler. Dermal fillers are non-surgical, require no downtime, and the results are immediate.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting involves taking fat from another area of the body, such as the thighs or abdomen, and injecting it into the cheeks to add volume. The procedure is typically performed under general or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation and takes an hour or two. The surgeon uses liposuction to harvest excess fat cells, purify them, and inject them into the cheeks. The results look completely natural.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are another option for cheek augmentation, but they are less commonly used. Implant-based cheek augmentation involves making an incision in the cheek and inserting the silicone implant. The incision is typically made inside the mouth or lower eyelid so there are no visible scars. Silicone implants can last for several years, but they may need to be replaced if they become damaged or shift position.

Your Recovery Journey

The recovery process after a cheek augmentation in NYC depends on the technique used. After dermal filler injections, you may experience some swelling and bruising, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days. There is no downtime associated with dermal filler injections, and you can resume your normal activities immediately.

Fat grafting has a longer recovery period compared to dermal fillers. The area may be swollen and bruised for several weeks, and it may be difficult to move the muscles in the face for a few days. Strenuous activities and exposure to sunlight should be avoided for several weeks. Furthermore, you’ll have to monitor two treatment areas — the donor site and the cheeks.

After silicone implant surgery, there may be swelling and bruising, and it may be difficult to move your facial muscles. You can resume your daily activities and work a week after your surgical cheek augmentation, but strenuous workouts must be avoided for several weeks. Dr. Lalezar will provide clear aftercare instructions to ensure optimal recovery.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon who takes the time to listen to your concerns, discuss your goals, review your medical history, and curate a personalized treatment plan to elevate your cheek contours with minimal side effects. His considered approach to cheek augmentation ensures safe and naturalized results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for cheek augmentation in NYC.

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