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 and Tahoe/Truckee, California 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
"Dr Virden is a superb surgeon who deserves 10 stars!"- C.B. / Yelp / Nov 23, 2017
"Couldn’t Have Been a Better Experience! - From start to finish I have been so happy with my process. Dr. Virden was attentive, listened and really makes you feel like you’re his only patient. I chose breast augmentation and he included me in every part of the process, making himself available for questions and helping me to understand what to expect. The virtual picture they sent me was amazing to see and really helped me choose w..."- H. / RealSelf / Nov 12, 2017
"I feel like a better me!! Wonderful staff Thank you so much <3"- D.R. / Facebook / Sep 29, 2017
"I had an amazing experience with this Dr. and his staff. I was lucky enough to meet with Mrs. Virden, she did some injections around my eyes and her work is flawless. The medical staff is amazing and the office staff is caring and wonderful. Thank you to all the staff at Dr. Virden'soffice."- S.A. / Yelp / Aug 15, 2017
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.