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How much do cheek implants cost?

by Dr. Daniel Lin

 How much do cheek implants cost?Cheek implant cosmetic surgery is aimed at adding volume and contour to a weakened cheek structure, or cheeks with poor definition. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of cheek implant procedure, including its costs.

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

Extent of Surgery

Cheek implant surgery will usually involve the use of pre-formed implants that will be made of silicone or another synthetic material.

The surgeon may have to carve the implant to create a custom fit. Dr. Lin will usually perform this surgery using local anesthesia and IV sedation. This will reduce the risk and discomfort as well as avoid the costs involved in general anesthesia.

However, if cheek implant procedure is performed in conjunction with another surgery, Dr. Lin may use monitored anesthesia care (MAC), which will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist. Depending on the patient’s needs, sometimes Dr. Lin may combine cheek implants with another cosmetic surgery such as facelift or eyelid lift, which increase the overall cost of the procedure.

To create enhanced outcomes, Dr. Lin may also sometimes use FDA approved dermal filler injections such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse along with cheek augmentation surgery. This will also add to the overall procedure cost.

Surgeon’s Fee

An experienced and highly trained surgeon may charge a slightly higher fee than a newly starting surgeon may be working under the supervision of a senior surgeon. Board certified plastic surgeons particularly invest in latest surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education, adopt the best practices and standards, and follow current safety protocols.

They will not compromise on the standards of care to cut corners on the costs. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, while considerations such as the surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary factor in such decisions.

Practice Location

The average cost of goods and services in major metropolitan area is typically higher than in less populated areas located in the interiors. Median household incomes, property values, local taxation and other factors may influence the average costs.

Patients should be able to recognize this difference and should be aware that the costs of cheek implant surgery can vary from one geographical location to another.


Paucity of liquid funds to pay for the surgery or credit history should not prevent a patient from receiving cheek implant surgery. Patients can contact professional medical care financing companies that can offer competitive loans for elective procedures such as cheek implants.

Patients may also explore traditional financing options such as loans from banks or credit card extended payments to pay for the procedure.

Experienced 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 nearby areas for cheek implants.

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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