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The proportions of the facial structure may look out of balance if the cheekbones are under-developed or hollow. At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of procedures to enhance the contour and structure of your cheeks. Under the care of our talented plastic surgeons, you can expect a result that looks entirely natural, subtly enhancing your facial profile.

What is cheek augmentation?

Cheek augmentation in Irvine involves enhancing the cheeks with dermal fillers, natural fat, or implants. This procedure can subtly alter your facial structure, creating a more appealing balance with a slight lifting effect to the lower face as an added benefit.

Am I a candidate for cheek augmentation?

If you feel your facial structure lacks definition or you have always wanted a more refined look, you may be a candidate for this custom procedure. You may be a candidate for cheek augmentation in Ladera Ranch if:

  • Your cheeks hollowed due to age
  • Your facial structure lacks definition
  • You want more prominent cheekbones
  • Your facial structure lacks definition  
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Cheek augmentation with natural fat transfer

Dr. Ali also specializes in lipofilling, also known as lipostructure treatments. By transplanting your own fat (lipostructure), we can create more volume in certain areas of the body and face. We will usually harvest the fat from the hips or the tummy and transplant it to the desired area.

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Cheek augmentation with implants

Another option is cheek implants. Implants are inserted to enhance the appearance of cheekbones or to make the cheeks appear slighter fuller. This procedure can make your face appear more youthful or balance your facial features, leaving feeling more attractive and confident.

There are three general shapes of cheek implants:

  • Malar: These implants are placed directly over the cheekbones, providing a higher projection
  • Submalar: These implants provide fuller cheeks, rounding out a gaunt, or sunken, appearance
  • Combined: A combined implant augments both the cheekbones and the cheeks

Cheek enhancement has minimal scarring, as the incisions are made inside the mouth or along the lower eyelid into which the implant is inserted. If you are undergoing another cosmetic procedure at the same time, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through the incisions placed for that procedure.

Cheek augmentation with filler

In some cases, an injectable filler is sufficient to help with this problem. We offer both temporary and long-lasting fillers. The effect on the cheekbones of the temporary filler typically lasts between one and two years, after which the treatment can be repeated.

What to expect with your recovery

Following surgery, you can expect some swelling and mild bruising. The recovery process is made more comfortable with prescribed pain medication during the first few days. You can expect to resume normal activities and return to work within a week, but will be required to refrain from strenuous physical activities for five to six weeks. You will need to eat a soft food diet for the first week so the incisions heal as they should. 

Meet Dr. Ali, your surgeon

Facial enhancement is both an art and a science. Cheek augmentation in Orange County, whether performed with fillers, implants, or natural fat transfer, must be performed with top-level skills, attention to detail, and an artist’s eye for balance and structure. Dr. Ali is an acclaimed, board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone extensive additional training that can be of great benefit to you in cheek augmentation. His kind, warm demeanor, along with his advanced techniques and mastery of the art of facial balance, makes him the ideal plastic surgeon for this delicate procedure.

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Why choose South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine and Ladera Ranch?

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, your cheek augmentation will be performed by a skilled plastic surgeon who has mastered the art of facial balance. Every procedure is performed with meticulous care, and we are known for our friendly, warm, and caring environment. We are very pleased to be considered the premier plastic surgery practice in the Irvine and Ladera Ranch area, as shown by our many personal referrals and our five-star rating on realself.com. 

Are you interested in finding out more about a custom cheek augmentation? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call us today. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves Irvine, CA, Ladera Ranch, CA, and the greater Orange County area.

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