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Achieve Facial Harmony

Some people are born with less defined cheekbones and others experience age-related loss of definition caused by sagging skin or less plump cheeks. Whatever the cause, at Sykes Facial Plastic Surgery, you can achieve the facial contours you desire through cheek augmentation surgery customized to your anatomy and goals.

Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Sykes?

Having over three decades of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Sykes brings a wealth of knowledge about the anatomy and expressions that make our faces unique. His compassionate approach always centers on the patient’s desires. Dr. Jonathan Sykes has finely tuned his surgical artistry, performing over 20,000 aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries throughout his 37-year career.

An award-winning physician, Dr. Sykes holds the prestigious William Ride Teaching Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, which is why he is considered one of the most highly trusted plastic surgeons by patients and surgeons worldwide.

Dr. Sykes’ teaching institute, Sykes Face Sculpting Institute, informs other plastic surgeons on the most advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking results that reflect the patient’s aesthetic goals. In his care, you will receive the ideal outcome.

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What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation surgically replaces lost volume in the cheeks to create a more harmonious, proportional facial structure. Using a silicone implant or fat grafting, the procedure reduces the appearance of fat loss around the cheekbones, making a more angular, pronounced definition that lifts and restores the cheeks. By recontouring the cheekbones, you can experience a more shapely visage.

Benefits of Cheek Augmentation

  • More balanced, proportional facial features
  • Fuller, higher cheekbones
  • Permanent enhancement to the cheek structures
  • More youthful facial contour
  • Boost your self-confidence

Am I a Candidate?

If your cheeks lack definition, appearing flat, lax, deflated, or hollow, you may benefit from cheek augmentation in Beverly Hills. Dr. Sykes will thoroughly evaluate your facial anatomy and expressions during a systematic diagnostic examination and suggest the optimal treatment to suit your face. Ideal candidates are in good physical health, do not smoke, have a fully mature facial structure, want better definition to their cheek contours, and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.

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What is the Procedure Like?

Depending on your anatomy and aesthetic goals, the cheek augmentation procedure may involve one of the following approaches, using local anesthetic or sedation to ensure maximal comfort.

Fat Grafting

Using liposuction, this cheek augmentation approach harvests unwanted fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, back, or flanks. The fat cells are purified through a centrifuge and then artistically reinjected into the cheeks to sculpt their contours until Dr. Sykes achieves the desired definition.

Cheek Implants

Made from a variety of durable, medical-grade materials that come in several shapes and sizes, cheek implants are customized to suit your facial contours and desired aesthetic. Dr. Sykes hides the incision within the upper lip or lower eyelid and positions the implant above or below the cheekbone.

Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation

For those who prefer a temporary, non-surgical solution, Dr. Sykes can use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers to augment the cheeks. Dermal filler injections take approximately a half hour to complete, require little to no downtime, and last between six months to a year. To maintain the desired contour, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments.

The Recovery Process

Recovery from cheek augmentation will vary depending on the approach and your body’s healing process. Most patients will experience bruising and swelling for a few days in the incision sites. Patients who received cheek implants through a mouth incision may prefer a liquid diet for the first day or two to increase comfort. Dr. Sykes will give you detailed aftercare instructions and prescribe a mouth rinse or other medication to optimize your healing.

When Can I See the Results?

The results of cheek augmentation become visible immediately after your procedure; however, you may need to wait for any residual swelling to go down before you can enjoy the end product of your cheek contouring procedure. Dr. Sykes’ patients are often thrilled with their newly defined cheekbones, which create an attractive facial profile and balanced facial harmony. Best of all, you can achieve a natural-looking cosmetic enhancement that helps you feel more confident in the way you look.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

A cheek augmentation procedure can boost your confidence by helping you achieve your desired facial profile. If you’d like to learn more about the options available, call our office today or use our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes for your cheek augmentation in Beverly Hills.

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