About Cheek Augmentation
Prominent cheekbones are associated with a youthful and attractive appearance. If you experience sunken or hollow cheeks, it can make you look much older. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina performs surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation to restore volume in the skin. Mid-face augmentation is accomplished using either temporary injectable fillers or longer-lasting cheek implants. At your initial consultation, Dr. Cuzalina can discuss the pros and cons of both options and determine which treatments work best for you. Please call our Tulsa, OK office to schedule a consultation, and find out how surgical or nonsurgical cheek augmentation can help you attain a younger, fuller-looking appearance.
"I had a great experience at Tulsa Surgical Arts! Dr. Cuzalina and his wonderful staff treated me so well and made me feel comfortable. I love my BA results and would recommend them to anyone!"- L.H. / Google / Apr 04, 2020
"(Translated by Google) I had my surgery in another state and I had a small problem which Dr. Angelo helped me, thank you doctor for your help! (Original) Me realize mi cirugia en otro estado y presente un pequeño problema el cual el doctor Angelo me ayudo ,,,gracias doctor x su ayuda !!"- A.C. / Google / Apr 04, 2020
"Extremely happy with my results. I had a lot of surgery done and was really nervous but he did such a great job and everything exactly how I wanted, explained everything with great detail-took really good care of me. The staff is amazing, friendly and helpful, I stayed in the suite and the nurse was super attentive. Could not be happier or have asked for anything more- amazing job all together!!!"- M. / Healthgrades / Mar 17, 2020
"Dr. Cuzalina and his staff are truly amazing! Dr. Cuzalina actually takes the time to sit and talk with you about your options and you leave feeling at ease and excited. He does not rush you and was very kind and reassuring. His nurses are delightful and ease your anxiety with their warm personalities. From the receptionist/patient coordinators to the anesthesiologist, everyone is very kind. Tulsa surgical arts is the place to go! They have given me the confidence I never thought I would have! I cannot thank them enough"- C.F. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
"(Translated by Google) I thank the doctor who was kind enough to apologize after a little mishap ... and they gave me back the money I had paid ... thanks (Original) Agradezco al doctor k tuvo la amabilidad de disculparse después de un pequeño percance ... y a demás me devolvieron el dinero k había pagado ... gracias"- S.R. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
Is Cheek Augmentation For You?
Our cosmetic surgeon can add facial implants or use dermal fillers, which accentuates the cheekbones, chin, nose, and the lower jaw. Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are men and women who:
- Want more contour in their mid-face
- Experience lost volume in their cheeks with age
- Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
- Lost a large amount of weight, leading to deflated cheeks
- Notice asymmetry in their mid-face caused by genetics, a health condition, or an injury
- Maintain good health
Injectable fillers work well for patients who don't want to undergo surgery. Since dermal fillers only provide temporary results, it can also help determine how much volume and lift patients need before undergoing surgical cheek augmentation. Surgical cheek augmentation with implants is a good option for patients who prefer longer-lasting results and can take time for recovery.
Before your cheek augmentation, Dr. Cuzalina will complete a comprehensive consultation and create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your unique cosmetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina can help you determine which treatment type works best for you.
Dermal Filler Injections
We can complete injectable dermal filler sessions in about 20 – 30 minutes. Before the treatment, we will mark the injection sites and clean the skin to remove any oils or lotions. Next, the dermal filler is injected into the cheeks and gently massaged to help your results look even. Following the treatment, you can leave and get back to your daily routine.
Cheek augmentation is performed as an outpatient procedure in one of our on-site operating rooms. After administering anesthesia, Dr. Cuzalina makes thin incisions in your upper gums, and he creates a pocket over the cheekbones. Next, we insert and securely place the implants with one or two small titanium screws. This will ensure they do not migrate. After inserting the implants, we close the incisions with sutures. Taking around an hour, patients can return home after the procedure, but they should have a responsible adult drive them home.
What to Expect
For 1 – 2 weeks after your cheek augmentation, you will experience some swelling, bruising, and tightness. You should see immediate results right after your procedure, and close to 80% of your final results will become visible after just one month. To ensure proper healing, you should avoid strenuous activity for 7 – 10 days; otherwise, you may strain your facial muscles. After your face has completely healed, the implants feel as if they are part of your cheekbone structure.
If you receive dermal filler injections in the cheeks, the treatment area may feel tender or sore, and you could experience mild swelling for around 3 – 5 days. To minimize any discomfort, we recommend using cold packs and nonprescription pain medication. You can usually see your optimal results in about 1 – 2 weeks. Because dermal fillers are only a temporary treatment, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments to maintain your results.
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Do you have naturally thin or hollow cheeks? Or maybe your cheeks have lost their fullness because of age or significant weight loss? If so, please contact our Tulsa, OK office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cuzalina and learn more about our cheek augmentation treatment options. Through surgical and noninvasive treatments, we can help rejuvenate the contours of your face. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, Dr. Cuzalina will create a unique treatment plan for each patient, and his front office staff can provide information about the cost or financing plans.