Cheek Implants Overview
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 surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, is for you to achieve natural results tailored specifically to you, and not to just add prominent cheekbones.
What Sets Us Apart
As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel focuses exclusively on aesthetic surgery for the face, head and neck, and has won numerous awards by peers and patients for his surgical expertise and quality patient care. Patients, including family members, come from Houston and throughout the country for surgery because of Dr. Kridel's recognized skill and experience in this area.
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Cheek Implants Surgical Technique
Cheek augmentation surgery takes about an hour. Dr. Kridel utilizes 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, Dr. Kridel 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, he slides the implant through the incision and stitches it in place.
Cheek Implants During/After Surgery
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.
Cheek Implants Expected Cost
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
- $4,900 - $6,900
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Cheek Implant FAQs
What are Implants Made of?
The implant is made of medical-grade plastic in a roughly triangular shape. There are several different types and sizes. Dr. Kridel will select the most appropriate implant that best complements your facial structure.
Cheek Implant Safety?
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?
At the time of your consultation, Dr. Kridel will examine your face and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine the best surgical plan for you. In some instances, he may recommend a non-surgical approach using an injectable filler, such as Voluma™ or Sculpltra®.
Cheek Implant Permanence?
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.