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Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Enhancement in NYC

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. A cheek augmentation with Dr. Karlinsky uses cheek implants customized to your specific goals to help achieve your ideal facial appearance.

What is cheek augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic facial surgery that uses cheek implants to create the appearance of stronger cheekbones or fuller cheeks.

Is cheek augmentation right for me?

Both men and women who wish to strengthen their cheekbone area may opt for permanent cheek augmentation surgery. Aging often reduces the fullness and tautness of cheeks. However, through cheek augmentation, Dr. Karlinsky creates the fuller, more youthful appearance her patients desire. Those who want fuller cheeks might try filler injections first and then opt for the permanent results that cheek implants provide. Cheek augmentation can also be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift.

When can I have cheek augmentation?

Your cheek augmentation can be scheduled just a short time after your in-office consultation with Dr. Karlinsky.

How soon will I see results after my cheek augmentation?

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

How should I prepare for 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. Dr. Karlinsky also requires that you quit smoking for the month surrounding your procedure.

How is cheek augmentation performed by Dr. Karlinsky?

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

How long does cheek augmentation take?

Cheek augmentation surgery takes approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after cheek augmentation?

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 long does recovery take?

Immediately after cheek augmentation surgery, patients often report a sensation similar to the numbness felt after a dental procedure. The next day, normal feeling will return to your cheeks and mouth, though you will continue to experience some soreness due to swelling. Dr. Karlinsky 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.

How soon can I start exercising?

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

What are the cheek augmentation risks?

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.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my cheek augmentation results last?

Dr. Karlinsky’s cheek implant surgery gives patients the permanent cheek augmentation results they desire – stronger cheekbones and fuller, more youthful cheeks.

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. The cost of your cheek augmentation will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your chosen cheek implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with Dr. Karlinsky. Click here for information on how to pay for your cheek augmentation in New York.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after cheek augmentation?

To learn more about how happy Dr. Karlinsky’s patients are following their cheek augmentations, click here.

What are the alternatives to cheek augmentation?

Dr. Karlinsky’s cosmetic surgery patients find her to be very open and realistic about the best methods for achieving their cosmetic surgery goals. She is 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, as well as facial fillers and injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvéderm, or Radiesse.

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

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Victoria Karlinsky M.D. and Elena Vega, D.O.

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

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