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Cheek Lift – Cheek Augmentation – Baton Rouge, LA


Many assume that the mid facial region along with the eyelids are separate areas of the face. But, the lower eyelids and the cheeks work together as a single unit, this is the reason why an operation to improve one has an impact on both. When it comes to our face, there are multiple factors which contribute towards a premature aged look. Factors such as, the environment, gravity, along with the body’s natural aging process all play a part in our cheek tissues drifting downwards, which gives it that sagging look. This is where a cheek lift helps.

A cheek lift places fillers or implants within the mid face region to correct any loss of volume that has occurred due to age or other factors. Cheek augmentation procedures carried out by Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen involves the placing of soft silicone gel implants via the part of the mouth which resides along the bone of the cheek. The procedure is considered to be extremely effective and can take years off the face by minimizing the amount of visible wrinkles and laugh lines. It is also commonplace for individuals to begin with cheek fillers and move on towards other forms of cosmetic surgery. During a cheek lift procedure various filler methods and fat grafting may also be used in cases of excess amount of wrinkles on the face.  

 A cheek lift carried out by Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his expert staff can elevate the fat pad within the skin and provide fullness to the cheeks and the eyes. This can automatically lead towards a more rejuvenated look and make you feel younger as well. This procedure also proves to be more effective as compared to the tradition use of injectables. Dr. Taylor Theunissen offers a variety of mid-face lift approaches to help you achieve the results you desire.


  • Sagging cheeks
  • Mid-facial volume loss
  • “Hollow” or sunken eye appearance
  • Folds extending from your nostril area to your lips or mouth area
  • Dark circles under the eyes


A cheek lift from Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, is designed to reduce the appearance of signs of aging such as sagging cheeks. The main difference between the tradition facelift and a cheek lift procedure is that the latter is specifically designed to restore the volume and the youthful look of the cheeks by restoring its fuller appearance. Patients usually experience cheek curvature loss as a side effect of aging and should note that a facelift can address the lower face, the jawline and the neck and not the cheeks, which is why a cheek lift is usually carried out for patients who want to get rid of their flattened cheeks.
During the procedure, Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, and his team will vertically lift the sagging cheek tissue to a more youthful position, which will leave you looking younger. Dr. Theunissen will start by creating a well concealed incision on the scalp right above the hairline and also inside the mouth right above the gum line. This is the area that this attached to the cheek bone. By making these nicely concealed incisions, Dr. Theunissen can restore the youthful look to your cheekbones. As the weight of the fat is being shifted, the skin of the cheek and the lower lids will help reduce the fine lines and also shrink an excessive skin which is drooping. By stimulating the growth of collagen, the cheek lift procedure can dramatically impact the cheek area making you feel and look youthful. A cheek lift provides dramatically beneficial results especially around the mid-facial region, while also offering a more conservative approach than facelift surgery alone.

Eliminate the sunken, hollow look with a Cheek Lift

Can be performed in conjunction with other Procedures

Comfortable, Friendly Staff, Performed In-Office


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Cheek implants are normally placed directly on the cheek bone or below the cheek bone area. The procedure involves small incisions being made within the upper lip or below the eyes. The implants that vary in shape and size are then carefully placed to give those areas a fuller look. There are several methods in which Dr. Theunissen can achieve the desired results of a cheek lift procedure, which will be discussed in detail during the initial consultation with the patient. During that time, the patient will be explained the various procedures and the options that give the best results will also be discussed.


A cheek lift procedure is usually considered to be an outpatient procedure and is carefully carried out under general anesthesia. The entire procedure can take up to one hour but the time frame usually various from patient to patient and mainly depends on their desired results. Some amount of bruising, swelling and numbness is expected after the procedure, and especially because of the use of incisions but it shall soon fade, revealing the results of your cheek lift procedure. Once the implant settles into its new position, the results will become softer and more natural.



Implants and fillers are both good options, with neither one being regarded as inferior to the other. That being said, the use of either option will solely depend on the desired results of the patient and the amount of “lift” that will be required. The one concern which does bother most patients is the long term effects of both the procedures. In this case, while injectable fillers are considered to be temporary, the use of silicone implants have a more permanent impact on the cheeks. This is because a large volume of the filler gets absorbed by the body since it is the body’s own tissue which is used and not a foreign substance. On the other hand synthetic silicone implants provide a permanent solution for those who have saggy or deflated cheeks.


The incisions for cheek lifts are made within the mouth so the scaring will not be seen and will fade with time.
Initially, the face will feel stretched and tight as the implants settle into their position. This is normal and the sensation will gradually disappear until a month passes. It is important to find a plastic surgeon that has a good track record in performing facial procedures to ensure that the results will be according to the patient’s aesthetic goals. When it comes to scarring, they will resolve, within the mouth, on their own after a short while.

Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his qualified staff are committed to ensuring his patients achieve the best results from their cosmetic surgery by offering the highest level of professional care throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the procedure and on-going support.


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