Cheek Augmentation in Richmond, VA

The cheekbones are associated with beauty, but not everyone has prominent cheekbones. Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that adds volume and contours to your cheeks. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers chin augmentation for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.

What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is recommended for younger and older patients. Each of these age groups can address different problems with their cheeks via implants. Younger patients may not have well-defined cheeks, and older patients tend to lose volume in their cheeks as they age.

Benefits of Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation has the following benefits:

  • Implants are available in several shapes and styles to achieve a natural appearance
  • Enhancement of facial contours
  • Balancing of facial features
  • Correcting irregularities and congenital deformities

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?

The ideal candidate for cheek augmentation is an adult man or woman who wants to add definition to the middle portion of the face. This includes younger patients whose cheeks are poorly defined and older patients who have lost volume in their cheeks.

What Do I Need to Do Before Having Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation can change your appearance for the better, but you should carefully consider the surgeon who performs the procedure. Our boar-certified plastic surgeons specialize in cheek augmentation on men and women.

What Should I Expect on The Day of My Cheek Augmentation?

The incision for your cheek augmentation is placed on the outer cheek or at the top of your upper lip. The surgeon forms a pocket inside the soft tissue and places the implant. Once the implant is properly positioned, the surgeon closes the incisions.

How Long Does It Take to Perform Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation takes 30 to 45 minutes.

What to Expect After Cheek Augmentation

Your cheek will feel tight and uncomfortable for a few days. You may also have mild to moderate pain. Using your mouth may be difficult until the swelling subsides. If the incision is made along the lip or inside the mouth, you will need to follow a liquid diet until the incision begins to heal.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Cheek Augmentation?

The only visible scar that results from cheek augmentation is the result of an incision made just below the eye. The scar is very small and not noticeable.

When Will I See the Results?

You will see the results of your cheek augmentation immediately after the procedure.

What Are Possible Complications of Cheek Augmentation?

Possible complications associated with cheek augmentation are infection and shifting of the implant. These only happen in rare cases.

How Long Will the Results of Cheek Augmentation Last?

Cheek augmentation is permanent. You can have the implant removed if needed.

How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost in Richmond?

Insurance does not cover the cost of cheek augmentation. We provide a cost after your consultation and explain our payment options. Financing is available through CareCredit®.

Do you envy people who have high, prominent cheekbones? Now you can have the same contoured features with cheek augmentation from Richmond Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.