Cheek Augmentation

In Chicago

12-21 DAYS

Facial changes are an inevitable effect of aging. Perhaps your cheeks have sagged, become thin, or lost the fullness they held in your younger days. If these changes have affected your self-esteem, you’re not alone.

Fortunately, we have a solution to turn back time. Dr. Caughlin’s cheek augmentation and implants can restore the shape and fullness of your cheeks, elevate your cheekbones, and introduce facial symmetry.

Cheek Augmentation & Implants in Chicago

Impressions Face + Body is Chicago’s state-of-the-art clinic for professionally performed surgical and non-surgical procedures. Our practice philosophy is built on inclusivity and body confidence, enabling us to help people from all walks of life achieve their aesthetic dreams. We subtly modify features to uncover each client’s inherent beauty, making our approach unique. We also value individuality, so your procedure will be carefully tailored to your aesthetic vision.

What Is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic facial procedure that contours, lifts, and restores volume to the cheeks. With surgical and non-surgical types available, cheek augmentation can bring rejuvenation and complete transformation to anyone desiring change.

Types of Cheek Augmentation

We offer several forms of cheek augmentation. Our team will recommend which procedure is likely to benefit your cheeks most.



Cheekago™ is a comprehensive technique for the lower face, encompassing buccal fat pad sculpting, mucosal tightening, muscle stripping, and jawline contouring with micro-focused liposuction. Dr. Caughlin is the only surgeon in the world who performs this innovative technique.

Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that removes fat tissue from the lower cheeks, defining your cheekbones and narrowing your facial structure.

Cheek Implants

Inserting synthetic implants into the cheeks helps to elevate them and restore volume loss. We will customize the implant's shape, size, and thickness to complement your face

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a good option for those wanting to avoid surgery. These injectable gels highlight your cheekbones, increase the volume of the cheeks, and smooth out wrinkles.

Chicago’s Trusted Cheek Augmentation Surgeon

Impressions Face + Body comprises Chicago's most trusted board-certified surgeons. With decades of experience, an unwavering commitment to your safety, and a strong drive for perfection, you will be in excellent hands. Our bar for client care is set exceptionally high as we deliver an experience that is warm, welcoming, and professional.


Dr. Caughlin

Dr. Benjamin Caughlin, a globally recognized plastic surgeon, excels in buccal fat pad and jawline sculpting. With signature procedures like Cheekago™ and The Face BBL™ under his belt, he is the go-to expert in facial enhancements. His philosophy centers on highlighting each person's unique beauty, using specialized techniques to address imperfections. Committed to a tailored approach, Dr. Caughlin engages in thorough consultations and facial analysis to devise the best plan for each patient, always aiming for a natural, rejuvenated appearance with minimally invasive methods.

What to Expect for Your Cheek Augmentation Procedure

Our team at Impressions is here to support you as you embark on your transformation. Before you proceed with surgery, we will ensure you thoroughly understand everything involved in cheek augmentation.

Your Cheek Augmentation Consultation

Your journey toward metamorphosis begins from the moment you walk into our clinic. Dr. Caughlin will review your medical history, carefully examine your cheeks, and explore your goals. Our consultations are thorough and unrushed, allowing us to get to know you and giving you time to ask any questions you have about the process.

How to Prepare for Your Cheek Augmentation

As your day of transformation approaches, we advise our patients to stop smoking and refrain from taking certain medications. We will communicate any specific recommendations to you to ensure that you achieve exceptional results.

During Your Cheek Augmentation Procedure

Considering the range of cheek augmentation techniques available at Impressions Face + Body, we ensure each treatment is uniquely tailored to address your specific concerns. Our top priority is your comfort, making sure you remain at ease throughout the entire process with minimal intrusion.

Cheek Augmentation Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

Your recovery from cheek augmentation marks the final phase of your transformation. As your body heals, taking special care of yourself is crucial.

We will provide detailed aftercare guidelines on incision care, pain management, and rest. Depending on the procedure, you may need to take a few days off work, avoid putting pressure on the face, follow a temporary liquid or soft food diet, and use a special mouthwash to prevent infection.

Results are immediate but may be obscured by bruising for a few days. The true extent of the effects will arise as your cheeks fully heal by twelve weeks post-surgery. However, everyone recovers at a slightly different pace.

Am I a Good Candidate for Cheek Augmentation

You will likely be an ideal candidate for cheek augmentation if you have hollow, sagging, or asymmetrical cheeks, are otherwise healthy, and have realistic expectations of what surgery can achieve.

Cheek Augmentation Benefits

Elevated, fuller, and softer cheeks are among some characterizing features of a cheek implant. In addition, many people find that their balanced and youthful appearance boosts body confidence and self-esteem in everyday life.
How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost in Chicago?

Cheek augmentation is a personal journey, and the final price can vary from person to person. Dr. Caughlin will outline all costs involved so that you can make an informed decision.

Are There Cheek Augmentation Risks?
In rare cases, clients experience infection, bleeding, asymmetrical results, numbness, or skin loss during recovery. Our talented surgeons at Impressions will uphold your safety to minimize the chance of risks occurring.
How Painful Is Cheek Augmentation?
Comfort is essential. Before your procedure, you will receive an anesthetic to ensure a pain-free experience. Our team will also help you manage post-operative discomfort by prescribing pain medications and offering aftercare advice.
How Long Do Cheek Augmentation Results Last?
The longevity of your results can depend on the type of cheek augmentation you receive. Implants are permanent, allowing you to enjoy a lifetime of full and youthful cheeks.
What Procedures Pair Well with Cheek Augmentation?
Pairing cheek augmentation with a rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift, laser resurfacing, or Botox can accentuate your results. Under Dr. Caughlin’s care, combining procedures is a seamless experience.
How Long Does It Take Cheek Augmentation Swelling to Go Down?
Swelling usually subsides around six weeks after cheek augmentation. Please contact our team if you have any concerns about your swelling.
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