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.
"Dr. Williams was awesome! I had plastic surgery from a nationally renowned surgeon in Houston and my incision got infected. Dr Williams treated me for the infection which required antibiotics and additional surgery to removed the infected tissue and another surgery to sew me back up. His work was neater and tighter than the first surgeon’s. I returned for more liposuction later and he did a wonderful job! His staff is very friendly and it’s super easy having procedures performed at his office. Everything was first rate!"- T.C. / Google / May 16, 2019
"I can not say enough good things about Dr.Williams and his staff! I was 1st a patient 9 years ago and had a great experience then, when I had to go back recently it reminded me why I chose them to begin with!!! Alex and Brianna are so helpful, caring and professional!"- L.M. / Google / Jul 21, 2020
"Dr. Williams and staff are amazing. Everyone is very professional. Dr. Williams does excellent work and it is obvious how much he cares about his patients."- A.B. / Google / Jul 12, 2020
"Dr. Williams and staff are wonderful. I received Botox and fillers. Dr. Williams explained the whole process throughly and made sure to give me the most natural looking results. I’m so happy with my results and recommend him to all my friends."- B.S. / Google / Jul 01, 2020
"I can not say enough good things about Dr Williams and his entire staff. After losing 140 lbs I begin my search of finding the right Dr to my tummy tuck and breasts lift/ augmentation. I am so glad that in my search I came across Dr Williams. From my consultation to pre op he was very informative and answered all my questions. I scheduled my surgery, the day of surgery I thought I would have been very nervous. Somehow the nerves left when I got there. Even the anesthesiologist was great. The only thing that happened ( I won't say problem cause it wasn't) I had some swelling on my left side come up a week or so into recovery. The after hour people were great and got back with me quickly, and had an appointment to see doc the next day. I could go on and on about the care they give and show to their patients. If you are thinking about having a procedure done I urge you to contact this group of people. The magic he preformed on me..Amazing!!!!A huge shout out to Bri for being awesome!"- C.T. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Cheek Augmentation
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
Procedure Technique for Cheek Augmentation
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 from Cheek Augmentation
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 for Cheek Augmentation
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
- From $4,950
- 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.