Cheek Augmentation


Cheek Augmentation Northern Virginia | Fairfax | Loundon VA Plastic SurgeonWith their unique structure, fullness, and symmetry, cheeks play a surprisingly important role in each person’s individual appearance and natural beauty.  Located centrally in the mid-face region, our cheeks determine the shape of our face, define the width of our smile, and even affect the appearance of our eyes.  Thus, subtle changes to the shape of the cheeks through cheek augmentation surgery will have a dramatic impact on our overall appearance.  Cheek augmentation or enhancement can give the face a more defined, prominent, or contoured shape.  It can correct natural asymmetries to provide a more pleasing aesthetic balance.  And finally, cheek augmentation can reverse the effects of time and gravity that pull the cheeks downward and create hollowed, tired eyes and deep furrows around the mouth, thus restoring the face’s youthful fullness and giving the face a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.

Because the cheeks play such a critical role in our overall appearance, any cheek augmentation or other facial procedure must be performed by an experienced surgeon with an eye for detail and an understanding of how the intricate, delicate structures of the face work together to create each individual’s unique beauty.  Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is double Board Certified and has built a lasting reputation as one of the nation’s leading facial plastic surgeons.  As the founder and lead facial plastic surgeon at The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts in Chantilly, VA, Dr. V will ensure that each patient has the benefit of an customized surgical plan that addresses their unique aesthetic goals while utilizing the latest surgical techniques and technological developments to minimize risks and ensure that each patient is completely satisfied with the results of their cheek augmentation and overall appearance.


Cheek augmentation or enhancement surgically alters the appearance of the cheeks to create a more structured, contoured profile, give the face additional fullness, and give the face a pleasing balance and symmetry.  Cheek augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, giving the individual a wide array of choices in shape and size.  There are two main options for cheek enhancement: natural fat transfer and biocompatible implants.  Your surgeon may recommend one or the other option depending on your existing body type and shape and your individual aesthetic goals.

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants use biocompatible material to augment existing structures of the cheek, increase the projection of the cheek bones, and add volume to flat or recessed areas.  Cheek implants have been used for over fifty years and have a proven safety record.  The implants are generally silicone, and can either graft permanently onto existing facial structures or be designed for removal at a later date.  Implants are ideal for individuals seeking to make a dramatic change to their facial structure.  There are three general shapes from which to choose.  Malar implants are grafted directly onto the cheekbone and provide a very high, prominent, sculpted profile.  Submalar implants are placed underneath the bone, thus providing a fuller, more rounded appearance to the mid-face.  Finally, combined implants augment both the cheekbone and the cheek for a very prominent, full appearance.

Fat Transfer

This option is ideal for individuals who are seeking a more subtle, permanent change in the structure and appearance of their cheeks.  This method uses fat from another area of the body, usually the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, to augment the natural contours of the cheeks and provide additional fullness and volume to the face.  It is minimally-invasive, safe, and effective, and does not require major downtime.  It is also ideal for individuals who are interested in other liposuction procedures.  During the procedure, the surgeon will use a small, sterile cannula to remove fat from the donor site.  The fat is then cleansed in a centrifuge and delivered to the cheeks using a state-of-the-art micro-syringe.  The fat is transferred in extremely small quantities, increasing the likelihood that the donor fat will become a permanent part of the existing facial tissue and ensuring smooth, natural-looking results.


Dr. V, founder and lead facial plastic surgeon at The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts in Chantilly, VA, has built a reputation as one of the nation’s leading plastic surgeons.  She is double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and has the background, experience, and clinical skill-set to ensure that her patients achieve the results they are seeking.  She takes pride in ensuring that each patient understands the range of options available for cheek augmentation surgery and works with each one to develop a customized treatment plan designed to achieve their aesthetic goals.  If you are interested in learning more about cheek augmentation and how it might enhance and rejuvenate your appearance, please contact The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts today.  We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. V.

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