About Cheek Implants
Some people are born with flat or sunken cheeks, some people lose cheek volume and projection with age or an injury, but cheek implants make it possible for everyone to have full, defined cheekbones. Dr. Charles Virden, a board-certified plastic surgeon, uses cheek implants for patients in and around Reno, Nevada to bring better balance to the mid-face area and to fill out a face that appears “sunken” or tired. Cheek implants can also be used to correct facial asymmetry or deformities caused by an accident or congenital condition. The office of Charles P. Virden, MD also offers Juvéderm Voluma® XC for patients who want to preview the potential results of their cheek implants with a temporary injectable filler before committing to cheek augmentation surgery. Schedule a consultation to learn more about cheek augmentation and other facial plastic surgeries, like chin augmentation, a facelift, or brow lift to enhance your natural beauty.
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
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"I went to see Dr Virden over work that needed to be redone by another surgeon and I was uncomfortable nervous scared because of the previous treatment. Dr virden explained to me exactly what needed to be done how it would be fixed,h was very knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate. He had a true concern for what was going on with me and how to fix it. I now feel very comfortable having the work fixed by Dr. Virden."- L.D. / Google / May 16, 2019
"Lynnsey did a fantastic job and made our daughter's ear piercing experience simply beautiful. Thank you so much!"- M.G. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
"Coming here is like dealing with trusted familyReviews have always been very important to me when considering a new physician- especially a plastic surgeon. Let me just say I have only felt safe and overly please with Dr. Virden and his skill as a cosmetic surgeon since my first enhancement in 2006. You won’t find a doctor with a better bedside manner. Dr. Virden takes his time to engage his patients and carefully listens to what you want the end results to be and eases any concerns you might have. Last week I flew from Austin to Reno to solely have a new procedure done by Dr. Virden. This is the level of expertise and trust we’re dealing with. Description: Personable, kind, honest and incredibly talented. It takes an all star team to support a doctor to be an award-winning plastic surgeon. You’ll experience dealing with an efficient and very sweet, professional staff at Dr. Virden’s office who cares about you and about making your cosmetic surgery experience amazing- and even exciting! Calls and emails are immediately answered or promptly returned. The day prior to surgery, I was sent home with a beautifully bound pre and postoperative reference guide that was customized specifically for me and the procedures that were scheduled. This was incredibly helpful to refer back to whenever I forgot a detail that I was already told and had just forgotten. This team always go above and well beyond the standard of care. Dr. Virden’s office even arranged transportation for me to and from surgery! You will not find a better cosmetic surgeon and staff. A world-class experience, every time."- M.S. / Google / Apr 28, 2019
"Absolutely amazing! Thanks for your help; I feel amazing!"- M. . / Google / Apr 24, 2019
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.
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Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
You do not have to settle for the flat, deflated cheeks that you see 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 look with full cheeks that you desire. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.