ABOUT Cheek AND Chin Augmentation
At the Klausner Institute, cheek and chin augmentations are a way of altering and enhancing the look of your face shape. Many people wish they had more prominent cheekbones or fuller faces. Female facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is an industry leader in performing these procedures in the Manhattan area, New York, NY. These highly precise, expert procedures typically involve small, easy-to-heal incisions in the face and the careful placement of implants beneath the skin. Overall, the goal is to bring a sense of balance, symmetry, and youthful bounce to the face.
Who is a candidate for cheek and chin augmentation?
Ideal candidates for cheek and chin augmentation must be healthy enough to go under the knife. This means they should be non-smokers and have no infections or serious medical conditions that could complicate the procedure or recovery process. Please inform us about any current medications or supplements, as some blood thinners cause excessive bleeding. Though patients have specific goals in mind in terms of results, it's important to have realistic expectations about your outcomes. Dr. Klausner will help you understand what is and is not possible during a consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of Cheek Augmentation?
- Produces higher, fuller cheeks
- Enhances facial aesthetics, harmony, and balance
- Improves sunken areas of the face
- Results are customizable, from minimal to dramatic
- Results are permanent
- Implants can be removed or changed at any time
- Little to no visible scarring
- Extremely low post-surgery risks
Balancing With Chin Augmentation
The chin is often overlooked by those considering cosmetic surgery for the face, but the chin plays a significant role in facial harmony. Chin augmentation is often recommended in conjunction with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) for patients with a lack of prominence to their chin. This can create greater facial harmony, and together, chin augmentation and rhinoplasty can bring about a refreshing balance that looks both natural harmonious.
Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Klausner may use a Goretex or silastic implant or an injectable filler. Placement of the chin implant may be approached through a small incision under the chin or through a small incision in the mouth.
"Dr. Lee Ann Klausner is an excellent doctor. Her work is perfection. I have been consistantly happy with each procedure she has done for me. Dr. Klausner is very compassionate and spends time explaining every thing to you. Her staff is wonderful too! I have recommended Dr. Klausner to many of my friends and they continue to go to her and thank me. I am so happy that I found Dr. Klausner."- D.K. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Dr. Klausner is WONDERFUL (and so is her staff!) My daughter wanted a nose-job by a woman..so we interviewed several female doctors in NYC and Dr. Klausner was by far the kindest, most patient, and most thorough person we saw. We chose to go with her and the entire process was super positive - from the pre-op visits, to the surgery, to the post- op -- Dr. Klausner is wonderfully caring and invested in her patients. I highly recommend her (and plan to use her when I need some work done for myself :)"- A.P. / Google / Nov 12, 2022
"Dr. Klausner is a fantastic surgeon and I'm so glad I found her! I first saw her in 2021 for a consult and needed to take some time to think about going through with the surgery proposed (septoplasty, turbinate reduction, fracture repairs) and explore other options. I ended up going back to Dr. Klausner in 2022 because I felt she was the best out there and I needed this surgery. She is extremely detailed in her notes and explained every little detail to me, which I appreciate. Post-op she took the time to check in and make sure I was okay and even called me at night when she knew I was feeling nauseous. I also had weekly office visits to ensure I was healing properly and we’re both very happy with the results. Overall she's a compassionate and skilled doctor and I would recommend her to anyone."- J.S. / Google / Nov 11, 2022
"Juliana Longoria, an aesthetician in Dr. Klausner’s practice, is fantastic! I’ve seen her several times for dermaplaning and most recently, the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment. She is thorough, thoughtful and conscientious, taking the time to understand what I’m looking for and what I can expect with each procedure. I’m so pleased with the results and trust her with all my future skincare needs."- A.W. / Google / Aug 13, 2022
"Juliana Longoria, an aesthetician in Dr. Klausner’s practice, is fantastic! I’ve seen her several times for dermaplaning and most recently, the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment. She is thorough, thoughtful and conscientious, taking the time to understand what I’m looking for and what I can expect with each procedure. I’m so pleased with the results and trust her with all my future skincare needs."- A. / Google / Aug 12, 2022
Balancing with Cheek Implants
Cheek implant surgery (submalar or malar augmentation) is used in order to gain facial balance and desirable facial definition. Much like chin augmentation, cheek implants are often used in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures to achieve an ideal balance and overall facial harmony.
Cheek implants are placed on top of the cheekbones or below, depending on individual patient needs. Incisions are often made inside the mouth. The specifics of your cheek or chin implant surgery will be discussed in further detail during your consultation with female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Klausner.
Will A Cheek or Chin Augmentation Help Me?
The best way to determine whether a cheek or chin augmentation procedure will help you look and feel your most confident is to reach out to a licensed, experienced doctor. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is among the most recognized aesthetic surgeons in the New York, NY area. Reach out today and schedule a visit to the Klausner Institute's Upper East Side, Manhattan location. Dr. Klausner looks forward to providing you an expert consultation so you can make an informed decision about your procedure.
What Should I Expect After Cheek and Chin Augmentation?
After cheek or chin augmentation surgery, you should expect to experience tightness, swelling, and bruising for around 1 – 3 weeks after your procedure. Vigorous activity that may strain your facial muscles (like weight lifting) should be avoided for about 7 – 10 days. Complete healing usually occurs after around two months; however, the outcomes are long-lasting. These surgeries have extremely high success rates, and under the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Klausner, your outcome will likely be balanced and defined.
Cheek and chin augmentation FAQs
Should I get dermal fillers or implants?
It depends on your cosmetic goals. If you want to look younger or more attractive without surgery, fillers may be a good choice. However, dermal fillers are temporary and need to be redone every few months or a year. Implants at the Klausner Institute provide a more long-lasting solution for balancing your facial features.
Will my results look natural?
Cheek and chin implants may feel tight as the implants settle into their position. This is a normal and temporary part of recovery. Implants can add projection, definition, and enhancement to sunken areas. Female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Klausner does her best to provide successful results that look gorgeous and natural!
Will cheek and chin augmentation leave noticeable scarring?
The incisions we make during surgery are small and often placed inside the mouth, which means patients can expect little to no visible scarring. Our team also does everything we can to make the procedure as minimally invasive as possible. This reduces your time in recovery so you can return to your activities as normal in New York.