Cheek Augmentation in West Bloomfield, MI

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About Cheek Augmentation

Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you appear much older than you actually are, and no one wants to be mistaken for being older than their real age. At Bloomfield Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa offers cheek augmentation to restore a youthful contour and provide a healthier lift.  At your consultation, Dr. Sosa can go over your procedure options in greater detail and determine which will better fit your concerns. Contact our West Bloomfield, MI office to schedule a consultation and learn how cheek augmentation can help you get a younger, fuller-looking face.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are women and men who:

  • Desire more volume in their cheeks
  • Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
  • Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
  • Have lost a lot of weight, causing deflated cheeks
  • Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a health condition, or a trauma
  • Are in good overall health

Injectable fillers may be a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of cheek implant surgery. Since injectable fillers are temporary, it can also help patients get a better idea of the amount of volume and lift they want before getting surgical cheek augmentation. Cheek implants are better for those who want a longer-lasting solution and can spend time recovering after surgery.

Surgical Technique

Prior to your treatment, Dr. Sosa will perform a detailed examination to develop a personalized treatment plan that is ideal for your unique needs and goals. During your initial consultation, you will choose your treatment: cheek implants or dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers can be done in our West Bloomfield, MI office as an outpatient procedure in around 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the points of injection will be marked along the hollows of the cheeks. Then, the fillers will be injected into the mid-face and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave right after the procedure and continue your daily activities.

Surgical cheek augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed in an accredited facility since patients are usually put under with general anesthesia. Once you are prepped, small incisions will be created inside the upper gums so a pocket can be made over the cheekbone. Then, the implants will be securely placed and the incisions will be stitched. Cheek augmentation surgery usually takes about an hour, and you will be released to a friend or family member to recover at home.

What to Expect

With cheek augmentation surgery, you may experience bruising, tightness, and swelling for about 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that will strain your facial muscles (like weight training) should be avoided for at least 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing typically occurs after about two months, but the results last a long time.

After injections of dermal fillers, the treated areas may feel tender or sore with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days. Cold packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to minimize discomfort. Optimal results are generally seen in 10 – 14 days. Maintenance injections will be necessary because fillers are a temporary solution.

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Do you have naturally hollow or flat cheeks? Or have your cheeks lost their youthful volume after significant weight loss or age? Contact our West Bloomfield, MI office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio Sosa and hear about your best option to enhance the shape of your cheeks. Whether you decide on surgical or nonsurgical, you can rejuvenate your whole face with cheek augmentation at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery.

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