Good cheekbones greatly enhance facial harmony. By simply addressing the cheeks, all of the features can come together for an aesthetically pleasing look. Patients who have flat cheekbones or lack of fullness in the cheeks, can see dramatic results with cheek implant surgery. The goal of Houston plastic surgeons, Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm, is for you to achieve natural results tailored specifically to you, and not to just add prominent cheekbones.
What Sets Us Apart@headingTag>
As board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm focus exclusively on aesthetic surgery for the face, head and neck, and have won numerous awards by peers and patients for their surgical expertise and quality patient care. Patients, including physicians and their family members, come from Houston and throughout the country for surgery because of our surgeons’ recognized skill and experience in this area.
"From the beginning, Dr. Kridel put me at ease. This was my first plastic surgery. I had a facelift and upper eye lid reduction. I am a 49 year old female. He was always reassuring. He explained everything about the surgery in detail. He was always on time and courteous. His staff is phenomenal. The follow up to surgery was great. He answered all of my questions and concerns. I would go back to him or refer him to my friends in a heart beat. He is an excellent Dr. who is very skilled and is truly concerned about the patient and not just money!"- L.E. / Vitals / Apr 20, 2015
"I had my rhinoplasty done by Dr. K about a year and a half ago. He was a bit on the pricier end, but it was well worth the money paid. Nose looks amazing and I am so happy with my results. Highly recommend this doctor."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 02, 2015
"I had a perforated septal perforation from a previous sinus surgery. My symptoms kept getting worse, so I wanted to see if anything could be done to repair the hole. I was referred to Dr. Kridel by my ENT doctor who said he was a specialist in this type of surgery. There is no question in my mind that I made the right decision to have Dr. Kridel do the surgery. My perforation is gone, my symptoms are gone and my life is back. The attention to detail and the level of care I received was beyond my expectations. Highly recommend."- J.B. / Google+ / Nov 15, 2014
" I appear 20 years younger from having had the surgery. Not only is he competent, but friendly and answers all questions."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 12, 2014
"To say Dr. Kridel is awesome is actually a gross understatement. His keen eye, precision & attention to detail is first-class."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 12, 2014
Cheek augmentation surgery takes about an hour. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm utilize a special medical-grade material, that both looks and feels like bone, to restore healthy contour to the cheeks. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes, easily tailored for each individual patient. To insert the implant, the surgeon will make an incision inside the mouth, between the upper gums and cheek. The soft cheek tissue is elevated, and a pocket is created over the cheekbone. Then, the surgeon slides the implant through the incision and stitches it in place.
Cheek augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia at a nearby accredited surgical facility. There will be swelling and some numbness, but bruising is uncommon. The swelling subsides gradually and your new look settles in over a period of a few months. Most patients are able to return to work within a week. However, strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks.
The cost of cheek implant surgery will vary depending on the complexity of the surgical case. However, the average cost for cheek implant surgery ranges between $3,750-$5,900.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,650 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
What are Implants Made of?@headingTag>
The implant is made of medical-grade plastic in a roughly triangular shape. There are several different types and sizes. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm will select the most appropriate implant that best complements your facial structure.
Cheek Implant Safety?@headingTag>
Cheek implants have an excellent record for safety and patient satisfaction. At FSPA, we use medical-grade materials, and will be happy to show you samples of implants during your consultation.
Alternatives to Implants?@headingTag>
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm will examine your face and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine the best surgical plan for you. In some instances, they may recommend a non-surgical approach using an injectable filler, such as Voluma™ or Sculpltra®.
Cheek Implant Permanence?@headingTag>
The results from a cheek implant procedure are permanent. Patients will continue to have the benefits for years to come, although the face will still undergo normal changes as part of the aging process.