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Cheek Augmentation in New York, NY

Do you wish your cheeks were a bit fuller or your cheekbones more pronounced? Maybe your look has changed with age, and your now gaunt cheeks feel as though they belong to somebody else.

Aging often reduces the fullness and tautness of cheeks. However, our New York cosmetic surgeons create the fuller, more youthful appearance patients often desire through cheek augmentation. A cheek augmentation uses cheek implants customized to your specific goals to help achieve your ideal facial appearance.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is committed to providing you with safe, beautiful cosmetic surgery results. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your cheek augmentation surgery to fit your specific needs and desires. By choosing New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, you can feel confident that your safety and satisfaction will be put first.

What Are the Benefits of Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation surgery can provide men and women with full, pronounced cheeks and cheekbones through the use of cheek implants. Cheek augmentation creates:
  • Fuller, higher cheeks
  • Balanced facial features
  • A youthful appearance

Am I a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation Surgery?

Men and women who wish to strengthen their cheekbone area may benefit from cheek augmentation surgery. Cheek augmentation candidates are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of their results.

A consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life can help determine if you are a good candidate for cheek augmentation surgery.

What Is Discussed at My Cheek Augmentation Consultation?

During your cheek augmentation consultation, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will discuss your goals and needs for the procedure. Dr. Karlinksy or Dr. Kim may perform a physical evaluation and take photos to create a personalized surgical plan. At this time, you can ask any questions you may have about the procedure and have all your concerns addressed. You will also receive a financial estimate.

If you think you may be a candidate for cheek augmentation surgery, contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is a personalized procedure that provides men and women with the facial appearance and structure they have always wanted. This surgery often takes an hour to an hour and a half to perform.

Where Are My Cheek Augmentation Incisions Made?


The location and size of your cheek implants will be determined at your consultation. During your cheek augmentation surgery, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will insert the cheek implant through a small incision in your mouth. They will expertly anchor the implant within a secure pocket of the cheek, permanently affixing it to the bone.

Should I Combine My Cheek Augmentation With Facelift Surgery?

Our New York cosmetic surgeons are very open and realistic about the best methods for achieving your cosmetic surgery goals. We are dedicated to helping you select the best procedure for a natural, improved appearance and will always provide a thorough explanation of your treatment options. Patients desiring cheek enhancement may also benefit from a facelift or mini facelift surgery.

What Are Your Concerns?

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Cheek Implants?


Patients often report a sensation similar to the numbness felt after a dental procedure immediately after their cheek augmentation. The next day, a normal feeling will return to your cheeks and mouth, though you will continue to experience some soreness due to swelling. Your surgeon may recommend a soft food diet to ease comfort and healing. Some tightness will also be felt in the cheeks as your skin adapts to the new, fuller shape.

Light exercise can begin as soon as you feel able, though more strenuous activities should be avoided for one week following your cheek augmentation. After your surgery, you will be given specific guidelines regarding sports that involve physical contact.

Is Cheek Augmentation Painful?


Cheek augmentation is performed using anesthesia to ensure you are not in any pain during the surgery. You may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort during your recovery. Any pain can be combated with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

Will Cheek Augmentation Leave Scars?


Like any cosmetic surgery procedure requiring incisions, cheek augmentation surgery will leave scars. However, since the incisions are made in the mouth, the scars are not visible.

How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost?

At New Look New Life, cheek augmentation starts as low as $5,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim. The cost of your cheek augmentation will include your surgeon fee, anesthesia, operating room fees, your chosen cheek implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Financing options are also available if needed.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Cheek Augmentation?

Do I have to stay overnight after my cheek augmentation surgery?


No, cosmetic cheek augmentation does not require a hospital stay. After recovering comfortably in our surgical center, you should have a friend or relative drive you home.

How should I prepare for cheek augmentation surgery?


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What are the alternatives to cheek augmentation?


Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided for two weeks before and after surgery. We also require that you quit smoking for the month surrounding your procedure.

When will I see my cheek augmentation results?


Cheek implant results are immediate, and, as with other cosmetic procedures, you will continue to see improvements throughout the healing process.

What are the risks associated with cheek augmentation?


Beyond the temporary changes in cheek sensation, the rare risks associated with cheek augmentation surgery may include bleeding, poor scarring, shifting of the implant, and infection.

How long does cheek augmentation last?


Cheek implant surgery gives patients the permanent cheek augmentation results they desire— stronger cheekbones and fuller, more youthful cheeks.

Can I have my cheek implants removed?


Removing cheek implants is a surgical option if you are dissatisfied with your results over time. However, this is rare as most patients are satisfied with the look of their cheek implants for many years.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a New York cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini give our office a call today at one of our two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky
Claudia J. Kim, D.O.
Benjamin Liliav, MD
Carey J. Nease, MD
Rita Shats, M.D. Cosmetic Gynecology in Manhattan

Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, M.D., Claudia J. Kim, D.O., Benjamin Liliav, M.D.Carey J. Nease, M.D. & Rita Shats, M.D.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as body scultpting, facial and vaginal rejuvenation specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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