Well-defined cheekbones are a critical facial feature that enhance your profile and create harmony and balance. If your cheeks are poorly defined or without contour, cheekbone fullness and facial volume can be restored with a cheek augmentation in Nashville. A cheek augmentation enhances your cheeks’ appearance by positioning an implant over the cheekbone or adding a dermal filler, which should make them more prominent.
At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, Dr. Olivia MaDan, our qualified facial plastic surgeon, uses anatomic facial implants and other techniques to expertly augment and shape your cheeks, restoring your youthful appearance.
Reasons To Consider Cheek Augmentation
Some of the most common reasons our Nashville patients choose to have a cheek augmentation include to:
Correct Asymmetrical Features
Disproportionate or uneven features in your cheeks or chin deliver an “out of balance” image that may be displeasing. Cheek implants could help even out the asymmetrical sides of your face for a more balanced and striking appearance.
Improve Beauty Ideals
A defined jawline and high cheekbones are commonly considered to be a sign of beauty. If you have undefined cheekbones, adding extra definition to your cheeks could help improve your facial harmony and structure.
Reverse the Effects of Aging
The effects of aging can impact even the most balanced and defined faces. As you age, your skin loses collagen, and your tissues sag and descend. Cheeks that were once full and youthful can look heavy and flat due to the effects of gravity. Cheek implants can help reverse the signs of aging and restore lost facial definition.
What To Do Before a Cheek Augmentation Procedure
Before any surgical procedure, you will consult with Dr. MaDan and the medical team at Plastic Surgery Affiliates. It may be necessary to review the medications you are taking that could affect your surgery, and you may be asked to stop or adjust some medications, including anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements.
To prepare for surgery, if you are a smoker, you should stop smoking six weeks before the date of your procedure. You will also be asked to have someone drive you to and from the surgery center and to stay with you for at least 24 hours after anesthesia.
Dr. MaDan will provide specific instructions for your surgery preparation. Our team will also ensure that you are aware of what you need to do on the day of your cheek augmentation surgery and throughout your recovery in Nashville.
What To Expect After a Cheek Enhancement
Cheek enhancement is an outpatient procedure in Nashville that should take around one hour to complete. Dr. MaDan chooses the size and shape of your implants based on your specific anatomy and desired outcome.
Once the anesthetic is administered, Dr. MaDan inserts the cheek implants through a small incision made above the upper gums or within the lower eyelid. Dr. MaDan then secures the implants in place before closing the incisions in layered fashion with absorbable suture.
What To Expect After the Procedure
Following the surgery, you may experience mild bruising and swelling at the affected sites. Dr. MaDan will provide pain medication to manage your discomfort for a couple of days after the operation, and you may also be advised to limit certain activities for a few weeks.
Additionally, you should avoid sleeping on your face for at least six to eight weeks following a cheek augmentation in Nashville. Your diet should be mostly liquids, such as milk, shakes, and juices, for the first 24 hours post-surgery. You should also avoid hard or sharp food, such as chips, for six to eight weeks after the operation. Patients usually return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks after the procedure.
Are There Non-Surgical Options for Cheek Augmentation?
If you prefer a less invasive treatment, a non-surgical cheek augmentation can be an option. These procedures are performed using fat grafting, hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, or a biostimulator like Sculptra.
Dr. MaDan uses only FDA-approved materials with appropriate durability and safety to perform cheek augmentation. These less invasive treatments are performed at our Nashville office with little to no downtime afterward.
How Long Do the Treatment Results Last?
The results of a cheek augmentation in Nashville can last months to years, depending on the type of procedure you choose. Cheek augmentation surgery is a highly individualized procedure. During the initial consultation, Dr. MaDan discusses your goals and helps you choose the procedure that should deliver your desired results.
How Does It Feel to Have Implants in Your Cheeks?
After your healing is complete, you should not feel or see the implant edge. Initially, you may feel some stiffness at the surgical site, but that resolves with time.
If proper techniques are used and the edges of the implants are not visible, you will soon forget that you have implants. They should feel completely natural.
Book Your Cheek Augmentation Consultation in Nashville with Dr. MaDan
High, prominent cheeks are considered the hallmark of beauty. If your cheeks are sagging or indistinct, you could benefit from a cheek augmentation in Nashville at Plastic Surgery Affiliates.
Dr. MaDan specializes in cheek augmentation with surgical implants, fat transfer, or advanced dermal filler that improves the definition of your face. Contact us today to discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. MaDan.