Cheek Augmentation

Restoring Volume and Contours

The skin on your face is comparable to a drape, and it’s the underlying skeletal structure that determines the shape of your face. In some people, this framework isn’t as pronounced. This can make the face look flat or narrow and the chin appear small and recessed. Additionally, studies show that as we age, we not only lose volume in the soft tissues of the face but also in the facial skeleton. This is especially common in the midface. The good news is, whether you’ve always lacked volume and definition or you’ve lost cheek contour due to injury, disease or aging, we offer both surgical and non-surgical cheek augmentation in Knoxville. To find out how cheek augmentation can give you a more balanced, youthful and attractive facial appearance, schedule a consultation at Knoxville Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today!

What is Cheek Augmentation?

The cheeks don’t get as much attention as some of the other features, however, they play an important role in the overall appearance and balance of your face. When the cheeks have too much volume, it can make you look heavier. When they have too little volume, it leads to an aged, unhealthy, gaunt appearance.

Cheek augmentation is a way to get a healthier, more youthful look without needing extensive skeletal reconstructive surgery. When performing a surgical cheek augmentation, Dr. Eisenberg uses silicone facial implants to perfect and accentuate the cheekbones, nose, chin, and angle of the lower jaw. The cheek implants are placed on the facial skeleton and then the skin over the face is redraped and tightened.

Not ready for surgery? Dr. Eisenberg is also a leading provider of non-surgical cheek augmentation in Knoxville using the injectable filler, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area in patients over the age of 21. The minimally-invasive solution will give you a subtle lift and restore the contour of the cheeks. The best part is, results can last for up to two years!

Benefits of Cheek Augmentation

Less Invasive

Cheek implants can alter your facial appearance without the need for extensive skeletal reconstructive surgery. We also offer JUVÉDERM, a completely non-surgical solution.

Creates Balance

By enhancing the cheeks with cheek augmentation, we can improve the balance and attractiveness of your face as a whole.

Makes You Look Younger and Healthier

Restoring volume, plumpness and definition to the midface will take years off of your appearance and make you look healthier.

Treatment Considerations

Every Knoxville cheek augmentation procedure we perform starts with a consultation with Dr. Eisenberg. At this initial visit, she’ll evaluate your aesthetic goals, your face and overall health to help you decide on the best treatment option for your needs.

If you decide on non-surgical cheek augmentation with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, we may be able to do the procedure on the same day as your consultation. Dr. Eisenberg will inject precise doses of the filler into specific areas of your midface. Most patients see results right away with full results visible in about two weeks.

Cheek augmentation with facial implants is generally performed under anesthesia, such as IV sedation, which we offer at our office. Dr. Eisenberg will use cutting-edge imaging to plan out your surgery and help you choose the right size facial implants (we typically use silicone implants).

Once you’ve received local anesthesia and are sedated, she’ll make small incisions within your mouth that will leave no visible scars. She’ll guide the facial implants through the incisions and attach them to your bone using one or two small, titanium screws, which prevents the implants from moving. The incisions will be closed using dissolvable stitches.

After receiving cheek implants:
  • You’ll have some bruising and swelling, which can last for about a week, and mild to moderate discomfort for the first few days.
  • Using a cold compress on your cheeks in the area of the surgery, as well as taking over-the-counter or prescription medications as directed, can help with discomfort and swelling.
  • You’ll have to follow a liquid and soft food diet for several days.
  • You can most likely resume your normal activities a week after the procedure.

Refresh, Rejuvenate, Restore

Whether you’re looking for Knoxville cosmetic surgery or cutting-edge, non-invasive, anti-aging procedures, we have options to suit your needs. Facial expert Dr. Nicole Eisenberg can achieve long-lasting, natural-looking results that will allow the real you to shine through. Schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art, spa-like practice today!

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