About Cheek Implants
Having full, shapely cheeks and a contoured face can greatly impact a person's overall appearance. Ideal candidates for cheek implants are those who have lost fullness in the face with age or have always desired a stronger cheekbone definition. Dr. Mark A. Petroff and Dr. Brian Scott hav many years of experience performing successful cheek augmentation surgeries for their patients. Their interest in design and architecture come into play as they provide their patients with a natural-looking result that gives their face better overall proportion. Implants are typically made out of synthetic materials such as silicone, and each patient can thoroughly discuss their desired size and shape with Dr. Petroff or Dr. Scott at Petroff Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa in Lake Oswego, OR prior to their procedure.
The best candidates for cheek implant surgery:
- Have naturally flat cheeks
- Have flat cheeks as a result of aging
- Have flat cheeks as a result of significant weight loss
- Desire a fuller cheek look
- Desire a longer-term solution as compared to facial fillers
If patients desire subtle results or are not ready to undergo a full implant procedure, then injectable fillers can be an option for them. Trusted, FDA-approved injectables such as Juvéderm® can add volume to the mid-face area for several months up to 2 years, allowing our plastic surgeon to customize the results based on the patient's desires. Follow-up injections will be needed to maintain the look, and patients can schedule a consultation at Petroff Center to receive a personalized treatment plan for the most optimal outcome.
"Dr. Petroff was the most humble, amazing doctor I have ever met. I would recommend him and his team to anyone looking to have a medical procedure done. I have never felt so comfortable with a medical team, where I knew from the beginning that this is the place I 100% want to have my surgery done at. Every single person I met there was friendly, organized, and very professional. He is an amazing doctor that has an incredible gift and he has a whole team that makes his practice so ideal."- K. / Healthgrades / Jul 20, 2018
"Added a few more photos of me 5 months post op! I’m so incredibly happy with my nose and have zero regrets! I can breath well, it looks even cuter than the first time I took the cast off and continues to gently heal"- J.B. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2022
"If I could give Dr. Petroff 10 stars I would. He is a fantastic and extremely talented plastic surgeon for the face. I received a revision rhinoplasty through Petroff. My driest rhinoplasty was with an entirely different surgeon almost two years ago. My previous surgeon was too conservative and did not provide the results I’d asked for. After consulting with several surgeons and researching, The Petroff center was by far the most impressive. If you are seeking a rhinoplasty or revision, look no further, because he will make your dreams come true. Not only is his technic with the nose fantastic, all of his patients have similar results showing his technique is consistent. Outside of Dr. Petroffs technical skills and attention to detail/your needs, his medical staff was fantastic. From the scheduling, pre op and post op care, I was thoroughly communicated with via email and phone calls. His team also offers a vitamin treatment to prep for your procedure making your body stronger for the healing process. The sedation process for the procedure was great and the nurses were holding my hands/arms for comfort since I was nervous. After coming out of surgery, I had a bouquet of roses with an adorable poem from the staff. I can’t believe I went somewhere else before Petroff, I wish I would have gone to him sooner. Regardless, I have no regrets and admire his talent, as well as his staffs talents."- J.B. / Yelp / May 19, 2022
"Dr. Petroff and his team are very professional, deliver excellent results and most importantly show great care. I highly recommend Dr. Petroff for his expertise and desire to support his patients in the best possible way. "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 25, 2022
"I had rhinoplasty with Dr Petroff in the summer of 2005. This many years on I can attest to the quality of his skill. Completely natural looking and absolutely improved my life."- T. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
What to Expect
Since this is an outpatient surgery, patients will be under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility for about one hour. An incision will be carefully made in the mouth between the cheek and upper gums. A pocket will be created over the cheekbone after the soft cheek tissue has been properly elevated. Then, the medical-grade plastic implant will be placed in the created pocket for one or both cheeks. Afterwards, the incisions will be closed and bandaged.
After cheek implants, patients should expect some level of swelling, numbness, and bruising in the treatment area. Normal activities, such as going to work, can usually be resumed within a week. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first few weeks after surgery. As the swelling resolves, the patient can expect to see the full benefits of the surgery over the following few months. Cheek implants have a strong safety record since they are made with the highest-quality materials. While cheek implants provide long-term benefits, a patient’s face will change due to the aging process, which could impact the look of the implants over time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
You do not have to settle for the flat, deflated cheeks that you find yourself staring at in the mirror. Transform your cheeks, your face, and your entire appearance with quality cheek implants. Our medical team is highly experienced and looks forward to helping you get back that youthful, full cheek look that you desire. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.