About Cheek Augmentation
Sunken or hollow cheeks may make you seem much older than you are, and no one wishes to look older than their real age. At Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams performs nonsurgical cheek augmentation to create a full contour and lift. Mid-face augmentation can be done using either injectable dermal fillers or a fat transfer. At your consultation, Dr. Williams can go over the benefits of both procedures in greater detail and determine which will better match your concerns. Call our Baton Rouge, LA office to schedule an appointment and find out how a nonsurgical cheek augmentation may help you attain a fuller, younger-looking appearance.
The best patients for nonsurgical cheek enhancement are women and men who:
- Desire more volume in their mid-face
- Have lost volume in their cheeks with age
- Have genetically hollow or flat cheeks
- Have lost a lot of weight, causing sagging cheeks
- Have an imbalance in their mid-face from a congenital defect, a physical condition, or a trauma
- Have good overall health
Before your treatment, Dr. Williams will complete a thorough examination to develop a personalized treatment plan that is best for your unique needs and goals. In your initial consultation, you can choose your treatment: dermal fillers or a fat transfer.
Injectable dermal fillers will be done at our Baton Rouge, LA office as an outpatient treatment in around 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and marked along the mid-face. Next, the dermal filler will be injected into the mid-face and massaged to fill the needed areas. You can leave right after the treatment and get back to your daily activities.
A fat transfer is also considered an outpatient procedure as fat is extracted from an area with excess adipose tissue, such as the thighs, placed in a centrifuge machine to be purified, and then injected into the cheeks. This process typically takes about 30 – 45 minutes.
What to Expect
After nonsurgical cheek augmentation, the treated areas can be tender or sore with mild inflammation for around 3 – 5 days. Cold packs and non-prescription pain medication may be used to minimize any discomfort. Final results are generally visible in 1 – 2 weeks. Maintenance injections will be necessary because dermal fillers are a short-term solution. With a fat transfer, there may be minimal amounts of fat that will be absorbed by the body, but this is generally unnoticeable.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does cheek augmentation cost?
The cost of cheek augmentation will depend on your unique needs, goals, and the method used. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, Dr. Williams creates custom treatment plans for every patient and consults with them to understand their aesthetic goals. Once this process is complete, we can estimate your costs. We can also provide you with information on medical financing.
What type of dermal fillers do you use for injections?
When selecting dermal fillers for your cheek augmentation, Dr. Williams does have a preference. For many years, Dr. Williams has had reliable, consistent results from the Juvéderm product line of dermal fillers, particularly Voluma, for the cheeks. As a hyaluronic acid product, Voluma can enhance the cheeks by filling in sunken, hollow areas beneath the surface of your skin. This is a temporary solution for volume loss or for the appearance of having higher cheekbones.
How long does a fat transfer last?
A fat transfer offers long-lasting results for both men and women. Typically, there is a small amount of fat that is absorbed by the body, but generally, once the fat is transferred, it will exist as living tissue for many years. We recommend that you maintain a healthy weight as extreme weight fluctuation can alter your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- .5 – 2.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Were you born with hollow or flat cheeks? Or maybe your mid-face has lost its youthful volume with age or after significant weight loss? Contact our Baton Rouge, LA office to make an initial consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams to hear about your best option to enhance the shape of your cheeks. Whether you decide on dermal fillers or a fat transfer, you can rejuvenate your whole face with cheek augmentation at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge.