Cheek Enhancement: Augmentation and Reduction

What is cheek enhancement?

Cheek enhancement changes the shape and size of the cheeks in both men and women. Some women may prefer higher more prominent cheekbones while reducing excessive fullness or “chubby” cheeks. While some men may be seeking a more angular, chiselled and masculine cheek appearance.

Cheek enhancement surgery involves either:

  • Cheek Augmentation (surgical): increasing the fullness of the cheeks by placing implants under the skin and on the bone, or,
  • Cheek Reduction (surgical): decreasing the width and/or the prominence of the cheeks, or,
  • Volume increase via Fat Transfer Injections (non-surgical): to improve the size and shape of the cheek without surgery.

How is cheek augmentation performed?

Cheek augmentation is performed under general anesthesia with implants inserted through incisions on the insides of the mouth. The size and shape of the implants will depend on your underlying bony contours and expected outcomes. The underlying bone may also be shaped or contoured as needed.

Cheek augmentation leaves no visible scars because all surgery is done through the inside of the mouth.

How is cheek reduction performed?

Cheek Reduction is also performed under general anesthesia. But in this case shaving or moving the bone using geometric cuts reduces the size of the cheeks. Cheek reduction may also involve removal of fat from the cheeks.

All incisions are made inside the mouth and in the scalp, leaving no obvious external scarring.

How is cheek enhancement via fat transfer performed?

Cheek enhancement via fat transfer is performed by harvesting fat from your own body and injecting it into the cheeks. This is done in such a way as to enhance your natural features and promote a more youthful, full-cheeked appearance. This non-surgical procedure is ideal for those who wish to avoid surgery. Read more about fat transfer or read about fat transfer using stem cells.