COVID-19 Update: GERALD IMBER, M.D., P.C. values the health and safety of our patients. Read More about how we are addressing the current situation.

Gerald Imber, M.D.

EXCELLENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Cheek Implants

Based in New York City

Cheek implants are anatomically shaped to mimic the natural cheekbone, and are made of silicone. They are inserted through a facelift incision, when that is appropriate, or via a lower eyelid incision. It is also possible to insert them through the mouth. The implants are anchored with sutures. A tape dressing may be applied.

Dr. Imber’s Tips!

We rarely insert cheek implants anymore. The procedure has been replaced by a Fat Transfer. While an implant remains an option and can produce an excellent look, Fat Transfer is my preferred method. It is easy to perform, has little to no down time, and achieves a more natural look with a less invasive, safer procedure.
Cheekbone augmentation with fat transfer not only gives that high youthful high cheekbone, angular look, it also fills in and tightens facial skin, reducing jowls and sagging.

Gerald Imber, MD

Whether the use of silicone implant or fat transfer, the procedure results in a more prominent lift and is the hallmark of beauty.

Your Cheek Implants will be performed in Dr. Imber‘s Surgery center located in NYC.

Recently, I have most often been enhancing the cheek area with fat transfers. I have found this relative non-invasive Cheek Implants procedure very successful, easy to perform, and long lasting.

Cheek Enhancement FAQ’s

What is a Cheek Enhancement?

Higher cheekbones give more angularity to the face, and produce an element of a lift. There are two surgical options to enhance the cheeks, including a fat transfer and cheek implant. We rarely insert cheek implants anymore. The procedure has been replaced by a Fat Transfer. During a Fat Transfer to cheeks, we remove a small amount of fat from one body area and inject it to another area that needs to be filled in.

What are the goals of a Cheek Enhancement?

Loss of volume in our face causes skin to become lax and affects the angularity of the face. Cheekbone augmentation with fat transfer gives that high youthful cheekbone an angular look, it also fills in and tightens facial skin, reducing jowls and sagging.

What type of anesthesia will I receive?

This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with light sedation.

How long will recovery take?

Recovery is rapid. There may be swelling for a day or two but most recover quickly.

Are there any non-invasive alternatives?

I also perform cheek augmentations using commercial filler. This is a quick in-office procedure and doesn’t require anesthesia. We often numb the area being injected and you can expect to be in my office for 30-45 minutes. Using filler is a great way to see what a cheek enhancement would look like if you aren’t ready for a more permanent option like Fat Transfer.

Why do I need a board certified plastic surgeon?

A board certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will there be any scarring?

No there won’t be any scarring with a fat transfer.

How much does a Cheek Enhancement cost?

Any question you have regarding procedure costs can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable.
Read More Testimonials

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact Dr. Imber today to schedule your cheek implant consultation. Once a time has been chosen, Dr. Imber and his amazing staff will guide you through orientation, answer any questions, and provide you with before and after images of past procedures. Dr. Imber owns and operates a private clinic that respects a patients choice of privacy. If you are seeking one of the best plastic surgeons in New York call us today for your consultation!

Testimonials

  • "I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

  • "I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

  • "Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

  • "He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

Testimonials

"I am so happy with the treatments I have been receiving at the Youth Corridor Clinic. The entire staff from the Front Desk to the medical estheticians make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I tend to be a bit nervous about pain and this was PAIN FREE. They are happy to answer any questions that you have! My skin has never looked better and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Youth Corridor Clinic to anyone that is looking to improve their skin!!!" - by S.K.

 

"I’ve been visiting the Youth Corridor every few weeks in attempts to rejuvenate my skin after years of sun damage. I can’t say enough good things about their “No-Peel Peel,” which I credit for saving my skin. I’ve also had a deeper chemical peel there and have been astounded at the results. Their office is so clean and the estheticians are so patient and knowledgeable. I’ve already sent many of my friends there who have also had similarly positive experiences." - by M.W.

 

"Dr. Imber has hands of gold. Everything he touches, he makes beautiful. Whether it’s an injection of a filler to a complete rhinoplasty, he takes his time, and always get the job done with expertise and precision. I’ve been to my share of physicians and I put Dr. Imber at the top of my list. His staff is compassionate to all of your needs, and they always anticipate the unexpected…a top notch office …all around… I would highly recommend Dr. Imber and his staff, thanks again!" - by L.M.

 

"He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable." - by S.H.

Schedule a Consultation