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4 Cosmetic Cheek Enhancements

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The cheeks have a significant impact on your facial appearance. Too much cheek fat can make your face look chubby, but too little fat or volume can add years to your appearance. Finding the right balance of fat, firmness, and contours in the cheek area may require the help of aesthetic procedures. Here are four popular options in cosmetic cheek enhancements which are available through Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, and his team in NYC.

1. Cheek Reduction

Chubby cheeks are cute on kids and chipmunks, but they can hide defined cheekbones and sexy contours on adults. Many people have chubby cheeks due to their genetics and they do not necessarily go away in adulthood. The buccal fat pads are responsible for rounder cheeks – removing some of this fat can create a sleeker, contoured midface and show off those cheekbones that have been hiding under the excess fat.

Cheek reduction or buccal fat removal can be performed through a small incision made inside the mouth on each side. Dr. Khosh can carefully remove fat and sculpt the cheek area to create the desired effect.

2. Cheek Augmentation with Implants

If you have flat cheeks or undefined cheekbones, cheek augmentation surgery could enhance your midface area. Cheek implants can provide defined cheekbones and add sexy contours to your midface. Cheek implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to create the desired appearance.

Cheek implants can also lift and volumize an aging face. Adding implants or a fat transfer can create a fuller, more youthful appearance to a sunken midface.

3. Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation with Filler

The cheeks tend to lose volume and fat as you get older. As the fat dissipates, the cheeks can flatten or become sunken in appearance. Cheek filler injections are a non-surgical option to add volume to the cheek area. Cheek fillers can reduce the appearance of eye bags and smile lines that make you look older, tired, and cranky. The procedure can be completed in a quick office visit and most fillers offer instant results that can last for several months up to two years.

4. Cheek Lift

A cheek or midface lift is used to elevate buccal fat pads that have shifted downward and tighten the skin and tissue in the midface. Cheek lifts can restore youthful contours to the face while minimizing nasolabial folds and bags under the eyes. A cheek lift can be combined with cheek implants, fat transfers, or fillers to achieve the desired fullness and firmness. Incisions are usually placed in the hairline near the temples.

If your cheeks are too full or too flat, there are surgical and non-surgical options available to create the cheeks you desire. To learn more about cheek reduction, augmentation, and lift procedures, contact the office of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS. Call our NYC clinic to schedule your cheek enhancement consultation with Dr. Khosh.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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