Enhance Your Facial Structure With Cheek Implants in Houston

Many of us desire high, prominent cheekbones and a firm, contoured facial structure, but these features don’t always come naturally. If you’re interested in enhancing your midface or are dealing with hollow or sunken cheeks, Dr. Angela Sturm may be able to offer a simple solution in the form of customized cheek implants in Houston.

What Is Cheek Implant Surgery?

Cheek implant surgery, also known as cheek augmentation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which the shape, prominence, and definition of the cheeks are enhanced with the use of customized implants. Typically, these implants are made of silicone, and during the procedure, they’re carefully inserted into the cheek area to improve the contours and symmetry of the facial appearance.

Cheek implants are a popular option for patients who are experiencing sunken or hollow cheeks, either due to aging, genetics, or weight loss. The procedure is also frequently performed on individuals who desire the appearance of higher, more prominent cheekbones to improve their overall facial structures.

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Benefits of Cheek Implants

Cheek implant surgery is a very straightforward procedure that offers several key benefits, including:

  • Enhanced cheek shape and definition
  • A more prominent cheekbone appearance
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Enhanced midface contours
  • Reduction of sunken and hollow cheeks
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • Fully customizable results
  • Permanent results

Who Is a Good Candidate for Cheek Implants?

If you want to enhance the appearance of your cheeks, you could be a good candidate for cheek implants in Houston. Most patients who undergo cheek augmentation seek more prominent cheekbones and/or look to reduce the appearance of sunken or hollow cheeks. To be an ideal candidate, it’s also important that you’re generally healthy, not a smoker, and not currently pregnant or nursing. When you meet with Dr. Sturm, she’ll be able to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure based on your aesthetic goals, health, and medical history.

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What to Expect During Cheek Implant Surgery

If you’re considering cheek implants, the first step of the process will be to sit down for a private consultation with Dr. Sturm. She will closely examine your cheeks and ask you about your specific aesthetic goals for the procedure.

If it’s determined that you’re a good candidate for the surgery, Dr. Sturm will work with you to design custom cheek implants that fit your preferred facial structure.

Your cheek implant surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure and will likely involve the use of local anesthesia with IV sedation. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Sturm will begin by making tiny incisions in your cheeks. She will then carefully insert your customized implants and position them based on your personalized treatment plan. After they’ve been properly positioned, she will use sutures to close the incisions and apply bandages as needed.

What Is the Recovery Like?

After your cheek implant surgery, you’ll be kept at the facility for a couple of hours for monitoring. After that, you can return home with someone else driving you. Typically, patients need about a week of rest after the procedure before returning to work and their normal routines. While you recover, you should get plenty of rest, take light walks periodically, periodically apply a cold pack, and sleep with your head elevated. You’ll probably experience some mild bruising, swelling, and soreness, but Dr. Sturm can prescribe you pain medication as needed. To ensure that you heal properly, you’ll want to wait three to four weeks before engaging in strenuous exercise.

Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Cheek Implant Surgery in Houston?

For your cheek implants in Houston, it’s essential that you choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Angela Sturm, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has helped countless patients improve their facial contours, proportions, and structure. Dr. Sturm is considered a leader in the area of facial plastic surgery, and throughout her career, she has been the most awarded female plastic surgeon in all of Houston. She will take the time to fully understand your aesthetic preferences and goals, and she and her team will use that info to provide you with high-quality, natural-looking results. If you’d like to schedule a consultation, just reach out to our office or fill out an online contact form today.

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Cheek Implant FAQ

How long does cheek implant surgery take?

Are there non-surgical alternatives to cheek implants?

Will I have scars after cheek augmentation?

How long does cheek implant surgery take?

On average, the procedure for inserting cheek implants only takes around 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to cheek implants?

Yes, if you’d prefer to avoid surgery, dermal fillers can be an effective alternative to cheek implants, although the results are temporary and somewhat limited. At our medical spa, we offer quality dermal fillers like Juvéderm Voluma, Restylane, and Sculptra.

Will I have scars after cheek augmentation?

You may have some mild scarring after your cheek implant surgery, but any visible scars will gradually fade over time. Plus, Dr. Sturm will be careful to make your incisions as inconspicuous as possible to minimize visible scarring.

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