Masculinizing Cheek Augmentation

Differences between Male and Female Cheeks

Some of the major differences between men’s and women’s faces include cheek shape and size. Men’s cheeks are characterized in part by more angular, chiselled cheeks, whereas a woman’s cheeks are usually more rounded and soft with prominent cheekbones that project further out, creating the classically female “high cheekbones” profile.

What is Masculinizing Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek Masculinization (Augmentation) surgery is often included in the group of surgical procedures known as Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS).

Cheek Masculinization is critical for gender surgery not only because the cheeks are such a prominent feature of the face but the “shape” of the cheek bones is just as important as the “size” of them and is a strong indicator of gender.

How does Cheek Augmentation work to masculinize the face?

Within the cluster of FMS surgical procedures, Masculinizing Cheek Augmentation creates a more angular, chiselled, and masculine-looking appearance in the cheek area. Masculinizing Cheek surgery involves either:

  • Cheek Augmentation (surgical): augmenting the cheeks with Lipo filling or sometimes placing implants over the bone, under the skin to increase the fullness of the cheeks, or,
  • Cheek Reduction (surgical): reduces the width and/or the prominence of “chubby” or overly-feminine looking cheeks, or,
  • Fat Transfer Injections (non-surgical): to improve the size and shape of the cheek without surgery.

To modify cheeks to appear more masculine-looking may require cheek augmentation with implants alone, or increasing cheek volume with Fat Transfer Injections, or a blend of the two procedures to achieve the desired results.

Given that the cheek is 3-dimensional structure, Dr. Deschamps-Braly will examine and fully analyze the bony and soft tissue components of your cheeks, as well as their projection in all three dimensions–to plan the ideal course of surgery.

How is cheek augmentation surgery performed?

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

Cheek augmentation leaves no obvious external scarring because all surgical incisions are made inside the mouth and in the scalp.

How is non-surgical cheek augmentation via fat transfer performed?

Cheek enhancement via fat transfer is performed by first harvesting fat from your own body–that is injected into the cheeks. This is done in such a way to create more masculine looking cheeks. If you prefer to avoid surgery, this non-surgical procedure is ideal for you.

Read more about Fat Transfer or read about Fat Transfer Using Stem Cells.