High, well-shaped cheekbones have long been associated with youth and beauty. Unfortunately, our cheeks tend to lose essential volume over time, resulting in a hollow or gaunt appearance. Many men and women also find themselves unhappy with naturally low or flat cheeks when looking in the mirror. Dr. Vendetti performs cheek augmentation surgery to help patients achieve the beautiful facial contours and natural look they desire.
What is cheek augmentation and who is the surgery best for?
A cheek augmentation is a surgery that enhances the shape and contours of the cheekbones. Dr. Vendetti performs this procedure to improve the overall balance between your facial features, creating a well-structured frame. Whether your goal is to restore volume that was lost with age or to reshape naturally flat cheeks, Dr. Vendetti will work closely with you to customize your cheek augmentation procedure and provide you with natural-looking results.
Your Cheek Augmentation with Dr. Vendetti
Depending on your unique situation and goals, Dr. Vendetti will help you decide on the best approach for your cheek surgery. This can be performed using custom cheek implants or your body’s own fat cells.
At Virginia Surgical Arts, we offer two types of facial implants for cheek enhancement: silicone and Porex™. If you are a good candidate for cheek implants, Dr. Vendetti will recommend the best type of implant for your specific case. Together, you will be able to fine-tune the size and shape of your cheek implant to achieve your desired outcome. During this surgery, your cheek implants will be placed through an incision made on the inside of your mouth.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is a procedure that uses your body’s own excess fat cells to increase facial volume. When used for cheek augmentation, Dr. Vendetti will perform small amounts of liposuction to harvest donor fat cells from an area where there is some excess fat on your body, such as the hips, abdomen, or thighs. These fat cells are then thoroughly cleansed and prepped for injection into the cheeks. Dr. Vendetti will carefully inject just the right amount of fat cells beneath the skin to increase volume and give your cheeks a natural fullness.
After Your Cheek Augmentation
Recovery from both cheek augmentation methods is relatively short, but will vary from patient to patient. You should feel well enough to return to work in a matter of days with little to no signs of surgery.
Patients who have undergone cheek enhancement surgery with Dr. Vendetti often experience higher levels of self-confidence and are happy with the natural results from their surgery. Both methods will provide long-lasting results to keep you looking your best for many years to come.
Contact us today to learn more about cheek augmentation with Dr. Vendetti. Our state-of-the-art surgical facility is located in beautiful Virginia Beach and offers a full selection of award-winning facial cosmetic surgery, professional skincare, and oral surgery services.