Cheek Augmentation

A cheek augmentation refers to refinement/improvement of the bone contour of the cheek area. This is usually accomplished by placement of a fitted "implant" directly on the bone of the cheek, well below the skin.

The creation of facial harmony is the goal of cheek augmentation. Cheek augmentation is not simply for those who wish "high cheek bones". In fact, an over-projected cheekbone can give the impression of a "hollow face". Dr. Most is experienced in using a variety of specific implants to create the harmonious relationship between the nose, eye, cheek and mouth.


The Procedure

The procedure can be done awake or asleep. A small incision is made above the gumline of the upper teeth under each cheek. Patients may expect 3-5 days of swelling in the cheeks. Dr. Most uses absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed.


Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. He is Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. Most recently, Dr. Most was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® for 2007-2016.


I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact our Care Coordinator, Amy Mladineo, at (650) 736-3223 to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!

About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

Schedule a Consultation

(650) 736-FACE (3223)