About Cheek augmentation
Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you look significantly older than you actually are, and no one wants to be mistaken for being older than their true age. At Genecov Plastic Surgery Group, our plastic surgeons, Drs. David G. Genecov and Carlos Raul Barceló, offer cheek augmentation to restore youthful volume. Cheek augmentation is accomplished with either dermal fillers or cheek implants. During your initial consult, our plastic surgeons can discuss the pros and cons of both options in detail. Whatever you decide, your results will lead to younger, fuller-looking cheeks. Call our Dallas, TX office today to schedule a free consult. We'll be happy to tell you more about the benefits of cheek augmentation.
"Dr Genecov is an amazing dr., I highly recommend him. As busy as he is, he takes the time to listen and care. Everyone in the office is helpful too."- J.R. / Google / Apr 16, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. When I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening.Sept. 2018 I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening. When he examined me I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Oct 17, 2018
"Wonderful man and the greatest Dr, hey doc this is Dave and Karen from Lubbock, tx the PT that caused problems, I am great, kepping my weight off and fishing every chance I get, when karen retires in a year we are miving more south and live close to alot of lakes, thanks for all you did for me, will always be greatful!!. Send me your email and will send you you some pictures, take care doc and have fun and fish every chance you get!!"- K.V. / Google / Aug 10, 2018
"Very polite and straight to the point and he knows what he is capable of and gives you realistic expectations."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 18, 2018
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Some patients not only visit us to enhance their cheek volume but to reduce the fullness in their cheeks as well. Therefore, we are proud to offer buccal fat pad removal to those with excess facial fat. During this procedure, our skilled surgeons will strategically remove stubborn pockets of fat to create that sexy, lean look you desire. The result is a more symmetrical and proportionate contour that will highlight your existing facial features.
Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are men and women who:
- Desire fuller cheeks
- Wish to remove excess cheek fat
- Have tried dermal fillers but desire a longer-lasting treatment
- Have lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in deflated cheeks
- Are in overall good health
What to Expect
Prior to your procedure, we will perform a detailed exam to create a treatment plan that is ideal for your unique facial structure. During this time, with the guidance of our plastic surgeons, you will decide on your preferred method: dermal fillers or cheek implants.
With fillers, we will carefully mark the points of injections along the hollows of your cheeks. Then, the fillers will be gently injected into your cheeks and the solution will be smoothed to create the fullness you desire. With implants, small incisions will be made inside your mouth and upper gums so a pocket can be created over the cheekbone. Then, the implants will be securely placed and the incisions will be sutured. Both treatments are outpatient procedures and treatment time will vary. Typically, implant surgery takes about an hour and fillers only take about 20 minutes.
Since the methods of cheek augmentation varies, so will the recovery process. With surgery, you should expect to experience bruising, swelling, and tightness for 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that will cause your facial muscles to strain (like weight lifting) should be avoided for 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing usually takes about 2 months but the results are long lasting.
With dermal fillers, you should expect your face to feel sore or tender with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days following your procedure. However, this timeframe will vary depending on the type of filler received. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to ease your discomfort. Optimal results are usually seen after about 10 – 14 days. The results will reveal a youthful volume, but follow-up treatments will be needed as fillers are a temporary treatment.
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Do you have naturally flat or deflated cheeks? Call Genecov Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule a free consult. Our talented and expertly trained plastic surgeons can transform your appearance with cheek augmentation. We also offer buccal fat pad removal if you wish to reduce the fullness of your cheeks. Whatever your reasons, your results will yield a more desirable and flattering cheek contour that you will love.