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.
"Dr Angela Sturm-Obrien Create a unique treatment plan for me . I was Tired of injections and filler and temporary results when i finally contacted her . She was very careful to listen to my desired results and now shortly after my rhino tip , brow lift and hairline reduction I am feeling happier then ever . Her Staff was the best that Ive met between USA and Canada . For me Dr Sturm seen the inner beauty in me and made it shine and sparkle . On a Rating scale it isnt fair enough to say nationally when to they rate top notch internationally to this Traveling winter snow Bird from Canada . Eva Mae Facebook only 8 days after now ."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 26, 2016
"From the moment I first encountered Dr. Sturm, there was a connection. She was the featured speaker at a "seminar" devoted to facial plastic surgery. I listened to her presentation and was amazed at her command of the subject matter. She handled each question from the audience adeptly and encouraged anyone interested to visit her office for a "free consultation." I followed up on the offer and soon after my consultation, scheduled a procedure with her. I am very pleased with the outcome, the aftercare and especially Dr. Sturm's sincere attention to my complete satisfaction in every respect. Would I trust my future facial plastic surgery needs to Dr. Sturm? Without a doubt! "- J.S. / Google / Jan 13, 2016
"Dr. Sturm performed an upper eyelid lift. Surgery went extremely smoothly, and healing was a breeze. Plus, it's exactly the result I wanted. Minimal downtime, and I can only speak for myself, but I had no pain whatsoever throughout the entire process and very minimal bruising/swelling, which only lasted a few days. Her office staff is superb, with excellent pre-op visits, including a consultation that felt very easy and comfortable, answering all my questions. Several post-op visits, with great care taken to ensure my healing went as well as could be expected. Highly recommend!"- P.B. / Google / Jan 10, 2016
"Excellent care, superior service - would definitely recommend Dr. Kridel and his staff"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 03, 2016
"I am a 56-year old female. I did a lot of research and ended up having my surgery (facelift and upper and lower eyelids) performed by Dr. Kridel. The entire experience, from the very thorough consultation thru the surgery and recovery process, was completely professional and positive. My husband thinks I look 15 years younger and I am extremely pleased. I highly recommend Dr. Kridel"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 20, 2015
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
Cheek Implant FAQs@headingTag>
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.