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Many would define an attractive face as proportioned and harmonious. Flattened cheekbones can detract from an otherwise appealing face. Cheek implants can add volume and contour, creating the proportion and facial harmony that attracts others. In men, cheek implants make the face look stronger and younger. In women, they tend to create a more feminine, sculpted, youthful look.

Cheek augmentation overview

A sterile, permanent implant is used to augment the cheeks, and there is no visible scar after cheek augmentation. Recovery from the surgery is not lengthy or difficult. Over time, the implant becomes naturally enmeshed with the surrounding tissues and cheekbone.

Cheek Augmentation San Jose

Why choose Dr. Jacqueline and Dr. Elbert?

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, our double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons will spend time with you to understand what you envision about altering your cheek structure, and they will examine you carefully to determine the best surgical plan. Silicone implants will be custom-sized for you so that they are in perfect proportion for your face.

We have performed numerous successful cheek augmentation surgeries for patients Palo Alto, San Jose, and across the Bay Area. With two double board-certified facial plastic surgeons in our office, you have the option to receive a second opinion at once.

What are your options?

Many patients choose to have cheek augmentation with chin augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or a facelift in order to create the greatest possible facial symmetry.

Certainly, for some patients, only a cheek enhancement is necessary. In some cases, dermal fillers or fat transfer may be a sufficient correction for flatter cheeks, but if you want a long-lasting solution, cheek implants are likely your best option.

During your initial consultation, we will create images of your face and add on computer generated cheek enhancements to give you a close idea as to how various amounts of added volume will improve your appearance. We can go over with you the type and degree of augmentation you will need to achieve the look you desire.

Your cheek augmentation procedure

  • Cheek augmentation can usually be done with a local anesthetic.
  • The incisions are almost always made inside the mouth where the scars are completely hidden.
  • Our surgeon will outline the position on your face where the implant will be placed. These marks are easily removed.
  • A pocket will be made within the cheek tissue inside the mouth. The implant will then be placed in that pocket using a sterilized clamp. The incisions are stitched with dissolvable sutures.
Cheek Augmentation San Jose
Cheek Augmentation San Jose

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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