About Cheek Augmentation
Sunken or hollow cheeks may make you seem a lot older than you are, and no one wishes to look older. At Basile Plastic Surgery, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Basile performs surgical and nonsurgical cheek augmentation to create full facial contours and lift. Mid-face augmentation can be performed using either minimally invasive injectable fillers or surgically placed silicone cheek implants. In your initial consult, Dr. Basile can talk about both choices and decide which will be the best match for your needs, concerns, and goals. Call our Naples, FL office to schedule an appointment and find out how surgical or nonsurgical cheek augmentation may help you attain a fuller, younger-looking appearance.
"Breast augmentation was something that I had been thinking about since my third daughter was born 19 years ago. But as a stay at home mom/wife, it just never seemed to be “the right time”. I waited, patiently, until at last the timing was right! I did a lot of research and talked to many people. Dr. Basile was one of three Plastic Surgeons that I met with before making my final decision. From my initial consultation, I knew that I had found my plastic surgeon.Dr. Basile and his entire staff are nothing short of exceptional. First impressions are everything… when I arrived at the office, which by the way, was beautiful, clean and smelled AMAZING, I was greeted by Ashley, the patient care coordinator. She immediately made me feel comfortable with her welcoming smile. She put me in a consultation room where we talked for a bit and then she said Dr. Basile would be right in… and I don’t think I even waited five minutes to see him.The time everyone took with me was amazing, I never once felt rushed. Dr. Basile is a highly skilled surgeon with a good eye. I had done my research and when I went to my appointment I knew EXACTLY what I wanted. He listened as I explained, in detail, what I hoped my end result would be, then he offered his suggestions on what he thought would give me the best results.At my pre-op appointment he thoroughly explained the procedure and technique. Went through all of the medications and recovery, discussed any questions I had, and again, went through all of my “wish photos” that I showed him. From the time I had my consultation until now I called (or emailed) several times, I had a gazillion questions and Ashley was always patient, kind, courteous and professional. She ALWAYS made me feel like there was no silly question and regardless of how busy she was, I felt as if she was my very own personal patient coordinator, like I was their only patient.Finally - SURGERY DAY! I arrived at the surgery center at 6:30am. Feeling nothing more than excited! Dr. Basile came in, drew on my chest with a marker, and asked me again if I had any questions. Enter Operating Room, (ok, NOW maybe I’m feeling nervous) sleepy time, Dr. Basile “working his magic”, wake up, feel fine, go home. Took meds as prescribed. Saw Dr. Basile first thing the next morning.The meds made me sick, (which is typical for me) but as far as pain, I really didn’t have any. I also didn’t have ANY bruising, not at all. I followed Dr.’s orders exactly as they were given to me. I had a “slight” complication, which was absolutely NO FAULT of Dr. Basile or the surgery center, (it was something that would have happened regardless of who my surgeon was) Dr. Basile handled it in a way that eased my mind. He’s not a “wait and see” doctor, when I called to say something was wrong, he had me in his office that day, even though I had just seen him 2 days prior. I saw him every few days for the next 2 weeks, then once a week for 2 months after that. I am now a little over 6 months post up, doing great and have very minimal scars already, and they will still continue to heal. I’m beyond happy with my results.I could go on and on, but the bottom line is Dr. Basile gave me exactly what I asked for. My Experience with Dr. Basile and his staff was exceptional. I highly recommend Basile Plastic Surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 25, 2018
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Basile and his entire office! From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by smiling faces. I have had both disport and filler with Dr. Basile. I’ve been having both for many years and had it done at many places and he is by far the best with placement. I am extremely happy to have found him. He is very kind and makes you feel at ease. I have also seen both Diana for laser hair removal and Alissa for skin care. Between the three you have a an absolute dream team."- E.R. / Google / Nov 28, 2022
"I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Basile and his entire office! From the moment you walk in you’re greeted by smiling faces. I have had both disport and filler with Dr. Basile. I’ve been having both for many years and had it done at many places and he is by far the best with placement. I am extremely happy to have found him. He is very kind and makes you feel at ease. I have also seen both Diana for laser hair removal and Alissa for skin care. Between the three you have a an absolute dream team."- E.R. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2022
"I have recently got my breast augmentation through Dr. Basile, and I had the greatest experience! All of my questions where answered and Dr.Basile is very thoughtful and thorough with everything. I can’t explain how much this experience has changed my life in a positive way! I will continue sending people to Dr. Basile because I truly believe he has your best interest in mind. Truly in good hands !"- K.W. / Yelp / Nov 03, 2022
"First I want to say Dr. Basile’s assistants, Marisa and Ashley are sweet and welcoming. They are always there for you and make you feel important and that you matter. Dr. Basile is an amazing surgeon. He takes his time, explains every procedure and process in laymen’s terms and genuinely cares. I was referred by a friend and have referred friends myself. I had a major procedure and he was there with many follow-up appointments to oversee my progress. I highly recommend him and the whole practice!"- B.H. / Yelp / Jul 28, 2022
The best patients for surgical and nonsurgical cheek enhancement are adults who:
- Would like better contours in their mid-face
- Have lost volume in their cheeks with age
- Have genetically hollow or flat cheeks
- Have lost a large amount of weight, leading to sagging cheeks
- Have an imbalance in their mid-face from a congenital defect, a physical condition, or an accident
- Have good general health
Dermal filler injections can be a good choice for men and women who don't want to commit to the expense and time of surgical implants. Since dermal filler injections create temporary results, it may also be used to get a clearer idea of how much lift and volume they need before switching to cheek implants. Surgical cheek augmentation with implants is a good choice for those who prefer longer-lasting results and are willing to take the time to recover after their surgery.
Before your cheek augmentation, Dr. Basile will complete a thorough assessment to decide on a customized treatment plan that is best for your unique cosmetic goals. In your initial consultation, you can select your treatment method: nonsurgical dermal fillers or surgical cheek implants.
Injectable dermal fillers will be completed at our Naples, FL office as an outpatient treatment in an estimated 20 – 30 minutes. Before the treatment, the injection sites will be cleaned and marked along the mid-face. Next, the dermal filler will be injected carefully to the selected sites and massaged to fill the needed areas. You can leave immediately following the treatment and get back to your daily routine.
Cheek augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility because patients are generally sedated using general anesthesia. When you are ready, thin incisions are created in the gums and a pocket will be made above the cheekbones. Next, the selected implants will be placed and the incisions in the mouth will be closed. Cheek implant surgery typically lasts about an hour, and you can be allowed to go home with a family member or friend to start your recovery at home.
What to Expect
After surgical cheek augmentation, you will probably have tightness, swelling, and bruising for around 1 – 2 weeks after your surgery. Strenuous activity that may put strain on your facial muscles (such as lifting weights) needs to be skipped for about 7 – 10 days. Total healing generally is achieved in around two months; however, the outcomes last for many years.
Following dermal filler injections in the cheeks, the mid-face can be tender and sore with mild inflammation for around 3 – 5 days. Cold compresses and non-prescription pain medication may be used to lessen any discomfort. Final results are typically visible in 1 – 2 weeks. Continuous sessions will be required since dermal fillers are a short-term option.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Were you born with thin, hollow cheeks? Or maybe your mid-face has lost its youthful contours with age or after significant weight loss. Contact our Naples, FL office to make a consult with aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Basile to learn more about available options to build natural-looking volume in your cheeks. Whether you select nonsurgical or surgical, you can improve your overall appearance with cheek augmentation at Basile Plastic Surgery.