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Cheek Implants

Prominent and balanced cheekbones are an important feature that creates a visual perception of one’s femininity, masculinity, and attractiveness. Men and women seek a consultation with Dr. Yu for San Antonio cheek augmentation surgery to add definition to the face and enhance underdeveloped cheekbones. Dr. Kenneth Yu is an expert at restoring balance and harmony to your facial bone structure through cheek augmentation.

Who is a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation Surgery?

Healthy men and women seeking to improve the appearance of their unbalanced facial structure, and a desire to enhance their cheekbones, are excellent candidates for cheek augmentation surgery. Many patients interested in cheek augmentation have experienced a form of non-surgical cheek augmentation, performed with dermal fillers. However, this facial volume treatment is only temporary. Ideal candidates for cheek surgery are those patients who desire a permanent enhancement of their cheekbones.

What is the Recovery Like from Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. A soft, flexible silicone implant is placed through hidden incisions behind the upper lip. The implant is positioned securely over a patient’s natural cheekbone.

Cheek augmentation is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common for the first 7-10 days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 7-14 days. Absorbable stitches are used so there is no need for removal of stitches after surgery.

Dr. Kenneth Yu reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

*This content was reviewed by Dr. Kenneth Yu, a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in head and neck surgery (otolaryngology). His practice — Dr. Kenneth Yu Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — proudly serves the San Antonio and Austin communities.