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Cheek Augmentation in McAllen, TX

Dr. Carlos Ayala is double board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and offers cheek augmentation for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation, known as cheek enhancement, adds fullness to the cheek area. The cheeks play an important role in your appearance. The soft contours create highlights and shadows that draw attention to your eyes and lips.

What Are Cheek Implants?

Cheek implants are a technique for augmenting the cheek area. The implants are made from silicone shells that are filled with silicone.

What is Cheek Fat Removal?

Some patients benefit from removing small amounts of fat from the cheek area to create more definition. Cheek fat removal can give your cheeks a more chiseled look, such as the soft shadow under the cheekbone.

What Are the Benefits of Cheek Augmentation?

  • Improves facial harmony
  • Creates attractive highlights and shadows on the mid-face
  • Appropriate for younger and older patients
  • Non-surgical and surgical options
  • Little to no downtime

Who is a Good Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?

If you have thin cheeks or cheeks that are too full, you may be a good candidate for cheek augmentation. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala to learn more about cheek enhancement.

What is the Procedure for Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is performed with cheek implants or dermal fillers. Cheek implants are inserted through incisions on the inside of the cheek (in the mouth). Dermal fillers are administered with a cannula that is inserted through a needle-size opening in the outer side of the cheeks.

What is Recovery Like After Cheek Augmentation?

Recovery from cheek augmentation with implants takes up to two months. You may have some swelling, tightness, and tenderness. We provide aftercare instructions that include restrictions to your activities. Other potential complications that could arise post-surgery include: 

  • Bruising or facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Reoperation (for cheek augmentation with implants)

Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers requires no downtime. You may notice some minor tenderness at each injection site. This lasts only one to two days. You will need follow-up treatments to maintain the volume in your cheeks.

How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost?

Because cheek augmentation is customized to each patient, we are unable to discuss cost prior to your consultation with Dr. Ayala. If you are interested in making affordable monthly payments for your cheek augmentation, please learn more about our financing options through Prosper® and CareCredit®.

Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers cheek augmentation for men and women in McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, and the surrounding areas of Texas. To learn more about our cosmetic surgery services, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayala.