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Cheek Augmentation to Restore the Youthful Facial Contour by a Syracuse Facial Plastic Surgeon

Cheek Augmentation in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NYFace shape should be considered for patients who are considering cheek augmentation, as this plays an important role in the capacity to improve facial balance.  With the aging process, the face can lose the volume at the cheek (the area below the cheekbone) through loss or downward migration of the fat-soft tissue padding the cheekbone.  The use of dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm Voluma® may not be a practical option because 1. fillers dissolve over time, and 2. the amount of filler (and the cost) needed to see the result can add be significant.  Cheek implant, in the long run, maybe more economical, and the outcome is more predictable and permanent.

Cheek Augmentation for Hollow and Thin Faces

In most cases, dermal fillers do not produce adequate volume enhancement in patients with hollow and thin faces. The amount of product that is required makes the option cost-prohibitive and less than ideal. Cheek implant designs offer a greater variety of shapes and sizes for augmenting the cheek area in patients with long or oblong faces. Dermal fillers may be used to supplement the augmentation and refine the results. The addition of volume in the cheek area gives the appearance of a hollow face that more closely matches an oval face shape by changing the proportion between facial length and width.

Cheek Augmentation Procedure

The implants for cheek augmentation are selected based on individual patient anatomy and facial structure. Incision placement is typically inside the mouth to conceal the resultant scars. The implant is inserted through the incision and secures to soft tissue.

Recovery After Cheek Augmentation

Downtime is about one week to allow healing and some swelling to resolve.  There is no incision outside.  Mouth rinse care is similar to if you had a dental/gum procedure performed. Medications may be prescribed to alleviate discomfort and promote healing of the tissues, but pain is minimal.

Learn More About Cheek Augmentation for Hollow and Thin Faces. Contact Natural Face Clinics.

If you are interested in cheek augmentation, you should understand your options and which treatment is best for your anatomy.  Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sang W. Kim, offers cheek implants to enhance long faces for residents of Syracuse and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, contact us to schedule a consultation.


Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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