The contour of the face is largely dependent upon your underlying bone structure in areas such as the jaw, chin, and cheeks. Men and women in Nashville and Franklin who have flat or recessed cheekbones may desire cheek implants to augment the cheekbones and add aesthetically pleasing definition to their face. Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers customized cheek enhancement procedures to help patients achieve a natural looking facial contour.
What is Cheek Augmentation Surgery?
Cheek implants, or cheek augmentation surgery can reshape the look of your face. Using both rigid and flexible implant materials, Dr. Robbins can customize the size and shape of the implant to each patient’s needs. The implants are inserted through small incisions in the mouth or through natural creases under the eyelids. If additional surgeries are scheduled at the same time, Dr. Robbins will use existing incisions, minimizing the healing time required.
Benefits of Cheek Implant Plastic Surgery
Patients who have received cheek implants have experienced several benefits. Some include:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Fills in areas of the cheek that appear hollow or sunken
- Minimal risks
- Improved self-image and confidence
Desired Results of Cheek Augmentation Plastic Surgery
Cheek implants provide an outpatient surgery that renews the shape and natural fullness of the face. Though there may not be immediate results, as the cheeks heal and the implants settle, the face appears fuller. Cheek implants should be used to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks. Additional benefits such as a reduction in lines and wrinkles in the cheeks may also occur.
Each cheek augmentation surgery is an individualized procedure. In the initial consultation, Dr. Robbins discusses each patient’s goals realistically. Since cheek implants may be performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, the patient and Dr. Robbins together decide which procedures he will perform in order to achieve the desired results. Once a date for surgery is set, Dr. Robbins and his staff will give instructions on how to prepare.
Cheek Augmentation Procedure Details
During a cheek enhancement procedure, Dr. Robbins inserts implants made of a safe, synthetic composite around the existing cheekbones to create a more balanced proportion to a patient’s face. The size and contour of the cheek implants to be used will be determined before surgery and custom fit to achieve the desired results.
Cheek implants can be inserted during another facial plastic surgery procedure, such as nose reshaping or a chin augmentation, to achieve optimal balance for the face. During a personal consultation, Dr. Robbins will take the time to understand your concerns and your cosmetic goals, so you can decide together the best surgical plan for you.
Am I a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation Surgery?
Men and women in Nashville, who have a weak cheek structure or have lost volume in the cheeks due to aging, are excellent candidates for cheek augmentation surgery.
How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost?
Cost for cheek implants surgery will depend on the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.