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Cheek Implant Augmentation Candidates

by Dr. Daniel Lin


Cheek Implant Augmentation Candidates | Pasadena Plastic SurgeryAging, genetics, illness, or other factors can contribute to a loss of facial volume, particularly in the mid-face area.

Thinning mid-face and depleted cheek volume can be corrected with cheek implant cosmetic surgery. Candidates for cheek implants can achieve a fuller, rounder face with more defined mid-face.

People with a weaker mid-face structure, a flat or narrow face, or having sunken cheek appearance due to aging can make appropriate candidates for cheek augmentation.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides cheek implants to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California.



A suitable candidate for cheek augmentation will be in good general health, and have clear aesthetic goals and a positive mindset. Candidates are usually unhappy with their less prominent cheekbones, and depleted volume in the mid-face. They should choose the surgeon out of their own will, and not because someone else urged them to have it.

Any facial cosmetic surgery procedure such as cheek augmentation is a personal decision, and the candidate should be in charge of making that decision. Cheek augmentation is not just for individuals who have lost cheek volume over time.

Some candidates may have a weaker bone structure and less mid-face volume even when they are young. Therefore, even younger candidates may choose cheek implant surgery to restore a fuller and rounder face.

Some people may have received dermal filler injections in the past to create volume in the cheeks temporarily. They could choose cheek implants as a permanent solution for thinning or sunken cheeks.

Cheek augmentation is usually ideally suited for people with the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Sunken cheeks

  • Conspicuous nasolabial folds

  • Poorly defined cheek contours

  • Prominent jowls or facial folds

  • Sagging facial skin

  • A downturned mouth

  • Hollows beneath the eyes


Age and Lifestyle

Cheek augmentation candidates must be at least 18 years old (or over 21 years of age for specific treatments), and not suffering from any such medical condition that could pose risk during surgery or recovery. The candidate should be a non-smoker or be willing to give up smoking for a specified time period before and after the surgery.


Facial Bone Structure

The underlying facial bone structure of the cheek implant candidate should ideally be strong enough to provide support to the implants. These candidates will usually achieve better and more sustainable outcomes. Candidates whose facial features are not so distinct can benefit more from cheek implants with or without facelift surgery.


Reasonable Expectations

It is paramount for cheek augmentation surgery candidates to clearly understand the benefits and limitations of this procedure. An experienced and caring surgeon will provide relevant information on various aspects of the cheek surgery to the patient enabling them to form realistic expectations.

Proven plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and other cities and neighborhoods in this part of America for cheek augmentation.Click here
 to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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