About Cheek Augmentation
Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes cheek implants or dermal fillers to contour cheeks that have lost volume, shape, or definition. Typically, the cheeks begin to lose volume as a result of the natural aging process. However, some individuals may naturally have flat cheeks due to genetics or their personal biological makeup. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is highly-skilled with the latest and most modern techniques to provide you with amazing results. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, Dr. Kelishadi and his team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to suit your cosmetic goals and needs. When developing a treatment plan, our practice takes your facial profile and build into consideration so that results look natural and flattering.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"It´s been a month since my wife has gone under surgery with Dr. Kelishadi for a breast augmentation procedure, and the results are incredible. My wife has been wanting to get this done for a very long time, but we were a bit concerned about the final outcome. Why have we waited so long, my gosh, she's so happy now, and I'm even happier :-) Dr. Kelishadi and his staff, Alejandra, Shea, and the anesthesiologist he works with, have been professional and supportive throughout the entire process. Dr. Kelishadi even contacted us himself, the first Sunday after the procedure to see how my wife was doing. We are so thankful and definitely recommend him 100% to anyone who wants to look better, feel better and be treated like family, no doubt. Thank you Sean."- C.S. / Yelp / Sep 09, 2018
"Dr. Sean and his staff are first class they really deserve 6 stars. Both my Wife and I have had procedures with his team. They are the best at what they do and very well priced!"- S.R. / Google / Jun 21, 2018
"I'm just barely 2 months post op from my breast augmentation , and I'm in Hawaii celebrating in my bikinis! Lol lol So first of all, a shout out to Dr Kelishadi and his staff: Alenjandra and Shea- they ladies are absolutely wonderful! So you guys know the classic tale, mother of a couple kids decided to get breast augmentation after breastfeeding destroyed them.... yup that's me! I ended up choosing SSK because I was impressed by his resume and portfolio- which he extensively went over during our consultation. Dr Kelashadi, I felt connected very well with me and it's important for me to feel like my doctor will care about me. He's also hip, young, healthy and looks like he has steady hands. The consultation itself is .., not gonna lie... extremely awkward...., but it's part of the process. That's when you try on different implant sizes and the doctor examines your breast. In the end we decided on 365cc, high profile which the doctor recommended after examining my proportions. The surgical facility itself was very clean and the staff was amazing. I had a wonderful experience. Recovery was fast and quick.. but to be fair..... my pain tolerance is high... especially after giving birth 2 times... After the recovery... my breast looked pretty hard and square... I definitely wasn't ready to wear a tube top or anything. By the week 6 however... they were taking form and I was so excited about them... and each day after the 6th week... they looked progressively better and better. So i am nearly 8 weeks out... they are not 100% settled yet but I don't care... im in Hawaii in a bikini! Lol Anyway, I understand everyone's experience will be different... I just happened to have a very ideal experience and I am tremendously grateful for everything and everyone. I am very happy with my body. The results, honestly... ended way better than I thought it would be... going in I had no expectations because I seriously hated how they looked originally. I just can't believe how I look in certain clothes and in bikinis- I am sooo happy!"- T.L. / Yelp / May 19, 2018
"The best of the best... I wish there were more stars to add to his review, but if the five stars describe the best, then that would be Dr. Kelishadi. I have no words to describe the amazing job he's doing with every case. He is very patient, meticulous and never gives up until the smallest detail is taken care of. Thank you Dr Kelishadi for everything"- S.A. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2018
You are an ideal candidate for cheek augmentation if you have flat or weak cheek structure and are in overall good health. Typically, patients who receive this procedure are over the age of 35 and have significant volume loss in their cheeks due to age or genetics. For severe volume loss, cheek implants are usually used (through surgical insertion) to restore cheek structure. However, if there is minimal volume loss, or if you prefer a less invasive approach, like dermal fillers, to add volume.
There are two approaches to cheek augmentation: cheek implants or dermal fillers. Your procedure will be dependent on your preferred method of choice. Both methods differ in terms on technique, invasiveness, and recovery.
- Cheek augmentation with implants: Once your plastic surgeon has consulted with you on your specific cosmetic goals, implants will be selected for your procedure. Implants come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. They can even be custom made to specifically suit your unique facial structure. During the procedure, incisions will be made in either the upper mouth area or near the eyes. Implants are then inserted and the incisions are closed.
- Cheek augmentation with fillers: There are many dermal fillers on the market today and although they produce stunning results, each is unique. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon or aesthetic specialist will be able to discuss the various fillers they have to offer and how they differ from each other. Typically, Juvéderm is used to restore cheek volume. Prior to treatment, injection sites will be marked and the filler will be injected via a thin syringe. Other dermal fillers may be used in conjunction with this procedure as well.
What To Expect
Your recovery time will vary depending on your procedure method. Typically, for cheek implant surgery, patients will be placed under general anesthesia. The procedure may last 1 – 2 hours and recovery usually takes 10 – 14 days. You should arrange for someone to pick you up after surgery and be prepared to take time off work. Vigorous activities should be avoided during your recovery period to prevent injury and all post-operative care provided by your plastic surgeon should be followed accordingly.
Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is less invasive then cheek implant surgery. Typically, the procedure only takes 15 – 30 minutes and recovery usually lasts 7 – 10 days. During this time, the treated area may be red, sore, swelled, or tender. However, these symptoms should subside within a few days.
Plan Your Procedure
Tired of looking in the mirror and feeling self-conscious about your deflated looking cheeks? Our cosmetic practice is readily available to help you discover an optimal solution to your aesthetic goals and needs. For more information on cheek augmentation, call or visit our office today to schedule your consultation. We are happy to help you find a treatment that yields the results you're looking for.