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What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation, also known as cheek filler or mid-face augmentation, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the contours of the cheeks and restore youthful fullness. It involves the use of dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based products, to add volume, improve cheekbone definition, and create a more harmonious facial appearance.

What are the benefits?

Cheek augmentation in Tampa offers a wide range of benefits, making it a great choice for patients who are seeking facial rejuvenation:

Enhanced Facial Structure

The procedure restores volume and contour to the cheeks, helping to sculpt a more youthful and attractive facial appearance.

Improved Symmetry

Cheek augmentation can correct asymmetry, ensuring that both sides of the face are balanced and harmonious.


Unlike surgical alternatives, cheek augmentation is a non-invasive procedure that requires no incisions, general anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times.

Quick Results

Patients can often see immediate results, with further improvement as any post-injection swelling subsides.


The treatment is highly customizable, allowing for precise contouring tailored to the patient's aesthetic goals.

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Who is a candidate for Cheek Augmentation?

Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation typically share several common characteristics:

  • They are in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the procedure's outcomes.
  • They have concerns related to cheek volume loss, sagging, or asymmetry.
  • They seek a non-surgical solution to enhance their facial appearance.They desire natural-
  • looking results without the need for surgery.

Cheek augmentation is suitable for individuals of various ages who wish to rejuvenate their facial appearance.

What does the treatment involve?

Cheek augmentation in Tampa is relatively straightforward and can typically be completed within a short office visit. Here are the key steps involved:


As with any procedure, the process begins with a consultation with a qualified provider, such as Dr. Buchanan. During this consultation, the patient's goals and concerns are discussed, and a personalized treatment plan is developed.


A topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area to ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the process.


A fine needle is used to strategically inject the filler into specific areas of the cheeks. The provider carefully sculpts the contours to achieve the desired aesthetic result.


Throughout the procedure, the provider may assess the symmetry and balance of the cheeks to ensure a harmonious outcome.


Once the injections are completed, the patient can often see immediate improvements. Additional massage or manipulation of the filler may be performed to achieve the desired contour.

What is the recovery process like?

One of the significant advantages of cheek augmentation is the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. However, patients may experience some common side effects, including:

  • Swelling: Mild to moderate swelling at the injection sites is normal and usually subsides within a few days.
  • Bruising: Some patients may experience minor bruising, but this can typically be concealed with makeup.
  • Discomfort: Slight discomfort or tenderness at the injection sites is common but usually resolves quickly.

Patients can typically return to their daily routines right after the procedure. It's crucial, however, to adhere to any post-treatment guidelines given by the provider to maximize results and reduce the risk of potential side effects.

Are there any risks?

While cheek augmentation is generally considered safe, there are some potential risks associated with the procedure. These risks may include:

  • Bruising and swelling: These are typically temporary and resolve within a few days.
  • Infection: Although rare, infection at the injection site is possible. Choosing an experienced and reputable provider can minimize this risk.
  • Allergic reaction: While allergic reactions to dermal fillers are uncommon, they can occur. Discuss any known allergies with your provider before the procedure.
  • Asymmetry or overcorrection: In some cases, achieving perfect symmetry can be challenging. It's essential to work with a skilled provider who has experience in achieving natural-looking results.
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Why choose Dr. Buchanan?

Dr. Buchanan is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience in cosmetic procedures, including cheek augmentation. His commitment to patient safety, artistic precision, and use of high-quality dermal fillers ensures that patients achieve the natural and beautiful results they desire. 

At VIVIFY Plastic Surgery & Medspa, our team of extensively trained professionals is deeply dedicated to providing outstanding care that is customized to each patient's individual needs. Our primary objective isn't simply to meet patient expectations but to consistently surpass them, assisting patients in achieving their desired results within a safe and empathetic atmosphere. Our highest commitment is to nurture long-lasting relationships built on trust, openness, and mutual regard.

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