Cheek Augmentation in New Orleans, LA

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What Is Cheek Augmentation?

If you have hollow or sunken cheeks, this can make you look older than your age. To combat this, Dr. Michelle Eagan proudly offers surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation to add youthful volume and lift. We can use injectable dermal fillers or longer-lasting silicone cheek implants. During your consultation at New Orleans Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eagan can discuss both options and determine which one works best for you. Please call our New Orleans, LA office to schedule an appointment and learn more about cheek augmentation.

What are the benefits of Cheek Augmentation?

For those who want to achieve lifted, more youthful cheekbones or feel frustrated due to areas of lost fullness, cheek augmentation in New Orleans, LA at New Orleans Plastic Surgery offers a number of great ways to enhance and refresh your mid-face, such as:

  • Produces augmented, youthful cheekbones
  • Impoves profile structure and balance
  • Treats hollow regions of the cheeks (areas of fullness loss)
  • Produces a more radiant look
  • Treatment could be custom-tailored from minimal to dramatic
  • Outcomes are long-lasting
  • Implants may be taken out or changed if you want a change
  • Nearly no apparent scarring
  • Extremely low post-procedure risks

Is Cheek Augmentation Right For Me?

The best candidates for cheek enhancement are women and men who:

  • Desire contoured cheeks
  • Experience age-related volume loss in their cheeks
  • Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
  • Have lost a significant amount of weight, causing sagging cheeks
  • Have an imbalance in their cheeks from genetics, a health condition, or an injury
  • Have good overall health

Dermal filler injections work well for patients who do not want to undergo cheek implant surgery. Because injectable fillers are temporary, we can use them to determine your desired volume and lift before undergoing surgery. Cheek implants are a good choice for patients who want a longer-lasting solution and can take the time to recover after surgery. Before your procedure, Dr. Eagan will complete a thorough exam and create a customized treatment plan that addresses your cosmetic goals. Your treatment plan will outline if we plan on using cheek implants or dermal fillers.

How Is Cheek Augmentation Performed?

In about 20 – 30 minutes, we can complete injectable dermal fillers in one of our private treatment rooms. During your treatment, we mark the injection sites, administer the filler with a fine needle, and massage the area. Immediately after the treatment, you can leave and resume your daily activities.

Cheek augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure. Because patients need general anesthesia, Dr. Eagan will perform the treatment at an accredited surgical facility. Next, Dr. Eagan makes thin incisions in your upper gums and creates a pocket above the cheekbones. After making the incisions and surgical pockets, Dr. Eagan places the implants and closes the incisions. Usually, the surgery lasts about an hour, and you can go home to recover with a responsible friend or family member.

What Can I Expect After Cheek Augmentation?

After your cheek augmentation procedure, you may experience bruising, tightness, and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks. For at least 7 – 10 days, you will need to avoid strenuous activity, like weight lifting. Typically, your total recovery time takes about two months, but your results are long-lasting.

If we administered dermal fillers, your treatment areas may feel tender, sore, and inflamed for about 3 – 5 days. Patients can use cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication to minimize discomfort. Generally, it takes about 10 – 14 days to see your final results. To maintain your results, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments. Dr. Eagan can help you determine when to schedule your next appointment.

How much does cheek augmentation cost?

Scheduling an appointment with the right cosmetic surgeon can be invaluable. Depending on the method of cheek augmentation, the costs of your procedure can vary. After the consultation and treatment planning session, one of our patient coordinators will go over the fee schedule with you. Dr. Eagan has extensive experience and a keen ability for artistically placing fillers or implants so your results look beautiful and natural.

Cheek Augmentation FAQ

Is cheek augmentation safe?

Both surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation procedures are considered safe. However, as with any cosmetic treatment, there are some risks involved. These include infection, bleeding, bruising, and swelling. Dr. Eagan is a highly experienced professional and knows how to minimize these risks.

How do you prepare for cheek augmentation?

Those undergoing surgery may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand. These could include blood thinners, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Our New Orleans Plastic Surgery team can provide a complete list of instructions to follow before your procedure.

Will my results appear natural after cheek augmentation?

It's important for patients to have realistic expectations when it comes to cheek augmentation results. The good news is Dr. Eagan will consider your individual goals and facial structure when planning your procedure. We also use the latest techniques to ensure that your results appear naturally refreshed and rejuvenated.

Does cheek augmentation hurt?

Dermal fillers may cause some mild discomfort during the injection process, but it is typically well-tolerated. For those undergoing surgery at New Orleans Plastic Surgery, general anesthesia will be used to ensure a pain-free experience. After the procedure, patients may experience some tenderness and soreness, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long do cheek augmentation results last?

The duration of cheek augmentation results depends on the method used. Dermal fillers typically last up to one year, while cheek implants can last for several years or even a lifetime. However, both methods may require touch-up procedures to maintain desired results over time. Dr. Eagan will discuss your case and provide recommendations.

How often should I schedule follow-up appointments?

For dermal fillers, we recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment every six months to a year to maintain your outcomes. If you are undergoing cheek implant surgery, you may not need to schedule a follow-up unless there are concerns or complications. Our team in New Orleans, LA, will closely monitor your results and provide guidance on when to schedule any necessary appointments.

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Were you born with flat or hollow cheeks? Or has your mid-face lost its fullness with age or after significant weight loss? If you experience these issues, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eagan to learn more about available options. Whether you select nonsurgical or surgical, you can transform your overall appearance with cheek augmentation at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana.

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