Cheek Augmentation: What To Expect

Cheek Augmentation Surgery

We often look at ‘before and after’ pictures when we are looking to ascertain a change. This could be in terms of ageing, after having used a product or after having a procedure done. This is especially true as far as cosmetic surgeries go, because that’s the best way to measure the desired results.

However, in this particular case, one must remember that having realistic expectations out of a cosmetic procedure is the best way to go about things. One must understand that we are born with a certain frame, and even plastic surgeries have limited scope to alter it. It certainly doesn’t mean that one can’t have desired results, yet, it’s best to understand what to expect out of any procedure before opting for it so that there’s no disappointment once it’s done.

Similarly, when it comes to cheek augmentation, one needs to conduct a thorough research, have a consultation with the doctor to understand what sort of changes they should expect, before going under the knife.

Many people are under the assumption that cheek augmentation also includes reduction of cheeks as well which is wrong. Cheek augmentation targets the cheeks and focuses on enhancing them. It also affects the size and shape of the face as a whole.

There are mainly two types of cheek augmentation procedures:

Invasive – This method is mainly a surgery where under the influence of local anaesthesia, the bone or skin tissue taken from other parts of the body is implanted surgically in the cheek bones making it enhanced.

Non-Invasive – In this method there is no surgery involved. It is mainly done by an expert cosmetic surgeon and with injectable fillers. There are certain fillers such as Sculptra which are injected directly into the cheeks to enhance and shape it.

What a person should expect?

Cheek Augmentation Procedure

Certain expectation are stated by the patient before the procedure itself where they mention how they wish their cheeks to be. There are also certain expectations which are post the procedure which come into light once the surgery is done.

Pain resulting from cheek augmentation procedure is comparatively low. The patient can expect swelling and bruising as well which is common for almost every surgery as such. The scars take around one to two months to completely fade away.

There is also a degree of numbness the patient might feel post the surgery. Most cosmetic surgeons mention that the numbness goes in a span of one to three months.

In many cases, the implants in the cheek swell to a great extent. This is mainly a result of tissue trauma in the cheeks. The cheeks will appear over augmented for quite some time but the actual results will reflect in a few months.

In a few rare cases, patients do not seem to be happy with the results of the surgery and the implants. In that case, they need to go through a revision surgery so that the implants can be rectified or the implant as a whole will be removed from the cheeks.

All in all, expectations of the patient are usually always met when this procedure is done by an expert cosmetic surgeon. Years of experience reflects in their work and they understand the needs of the patient as well. What one would need to keep in mind is to choose the right doctor so that best results can be achieved.

About the clinic and doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.

Cheek Augmentation – Who could do it?

Cheek Augmentation

When people talk about talking something on ‘face value’, we need to understand that there is a reason why the term is used. Our faces are our identity and more often than not, before anything else, our faces are the ones that are evaluated first. Now, even though there are many features that define our face, yet, one of the most striking ones would be our cheeks.

It’s not too often that we think our bodies are perfect. However, these days, instead of brooding over imperfections, medicine has advanced to the extent of allowing us correct them. Our cheeks are no different.

From sunken to saggy, from chiseled to chubby, our cheeks come in many forms, and so do the comments from others. So, if you are unhappy about the way your cheeks look, there is a procedure that can come to your rescue.

Cheek Augmentation, is a procedure performed to improve the shape and size of the cheeks, as you must have guessed by now. The end result of the procedure either highlights the cheeks or also fills cheeks that are sunken. It aims in creating subtle or dramatic differences and highlights in the facial appearance of the person by various techniques used by the surgeon. Cheek Enhancement is also a byproduct of the procedure of cheek augmentation.

The procedure of cheek augmentation uses options such as synthetic implants, injectable fillers or even natural tissue grafts.

Who is the appropriate candidate for cheek augmentation?

This particular procedure for cheek augmentation is done for both men and women, primarily for those whose cheeks are sunken or even poorly defined as such.

If you are considering cheek augmentation surgery, here are a few questions for you.

IDo your cheeks lack definition ? Are your cheekbones flat ? Do you have excessively rounded or hollow cheeks?Are you looking for chistelled look of cheeks ?  Depending on which part of cheek is enhanced the look can be slimming or plumping. One thing, however, you will have to consider is the fact that you must go only to reputed surgeons. Remember, this is all going to happen on your face, you so should make a wise choice there.

Do you have poorly defined cheeks or cheeks which appear saggy? This could be because of aging or due hereditary reasons. If this is a tick for you, then you can consider yourself to be a good candidate for cheek augmentation.


If you are looking at cheek augmentation, it’s essential that you understand that most patients who wish to get a cheek augmentation done, want to focus on the contours of their cheeks rather than focusing on other ranging changes to their facial appearance as such. Cheek contours can be achieved more efficiently with procedures such as a brow lift or even a facelift procedure.

Cheek augmenattion with filler injection gives instantly sculpted cheeks and result lasts for upto 2 years. There is no downtime and it is a lunchtime procedure. Fat grafting is another option which is a minor procedure under local anaesthesia where your own gat from abdomen or thighs can be removed in syringe and injected into cheeks. This is an excellent procedure and recovery time is minimal. Silicon cheek implants surgery  can also be used to enhannce cheeks , in more severe cases.

More importantly, people who wish to get a cheek augmentation procedure done should be in good health and have stable weight. People who have existing dental or sinus problems or issues should get it treated before going through with the procedure of cheek augmentation.

There are many other factors to be considered to get a cheek augmentation surgery done. A person’s psychology carries an important role in this as well as to how will they portray themselves to the world and if they will be able to take different perspectives of people they come across. Ultimately, almost all cosmetic surgery is about self confidence.

It is very important to get in touch with a reputed cosmetic surgeon or a hospital so that everything is put on the table before the surgery.

About the clinic and doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.

The Ultimate Laser Guide – Get rid of unwanted hair growth…

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“Burn it up with the beams and get back that radiance back…”

Laser hair removal treatments

Laser hair removal treatments can be the right solutions to look up to and get that unwanted hair remove in just a few sittings…

As we all know that hair is the most precious part of our beauty, as long as it is strong and full of luster on our head! It can also make us look as bad if it grows on unwanted areas of the body, and especially on the face. Unwanted facial hair is one of the most frustrating conditions for many individuals. This condition significantly impacts the quality of their life, and leads to depression and isolating oneself from family and social life.

This condition of unwanted facial hair growth is known as “hirsutism”. Hirsutism is an emotionally disturbing problem for many women. Unwanted facial hair growth following male patterns can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious affecting personal views of feminity. Trying to deal with unwanted hair growth can be distressing all the more, if self-treatment or simple home remedies don’t help resolve the problems, symptoms and feelings associated with hirsutism.

If facial hair growth is having an impact on you and your normal lifestyle, seeking advice from a healthcare professional can be the right means to getting a diagnosis and choosing a treatment plan to tackle all aspects of your condition.

The following questions may be useful, to help you express your feelings to your doctor. We’re quite sure you’ve been on the same page, as these questions speak for all those who are struggling with unwanted facial hair like you!

  1. Do you check your hair growth in the mirror often?
  2. Does your unwanted hair growth interfere with your daily life?
  3. Do you feel the need to visit a beauty parlour every week?
  4. Do you use the razor too often?
  5. Do you feel you don’t get the smooth feel after shaving?
  6. Do you get ingrown hair after shaving or waxing?
  7. Are you allergic to hair removal creams?
  8. Are you wasting time and money on spa/parlour treatments?
  9. Do you feel that other people notice your excessive hair growth very often?
  10. Does your unwanted hair growth make you feel sad or are you worried about it?
  11. Are you very keen getting rid of your unwanted hair growth?

If your answer is ‘yes’ to more than one question, then you must, for sure present your concerns to your doctor…

Facial hair creates a lot of emotional and psychological disturbances in most women, because every lady wants to look good and attractive. Even if they have fair complexion, having facial hair make the skin tone look darker that it is. Facial hair hiding techniques like make-up also becomes difficult to apply for people with excess facial hair. Thus, plucking and instant hair removing ideas is the only option these women are left with!

Tweezing, waxing or shaving could be easy regular hacks that you might use to remove unwanted hair. But what about the normal growth and the that shows up every time you shave or wax it up? Ingrowth of hair that could again be painful after you tweeze and it could even cause painful skin inflammation. If you are looking for better painless and easier solutions to reduce your facial hair, here’s what we have for you…

Laser hair removal may be an option worth considering!

Laser Hair Removal for women is a fast and productive method of removing unwanted facial and body hair. The question is why continue waxing and shaving, while you can have a smooth and hair free body with just a few sittings of Laser Hair Removal?

What happens in a laser hair removal treatment?

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures these days. The treatment consists of highly concentrated light beams into the hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorb the beams and destroys the hair. The hair gradually grows back in a few weeks but over a few sitting it starts to become lighter and stops growing after a period.

Are All Laser Hair Removal Treatments Alike?

There are different types of laser treatments available in the market. It is advisable to choose your laser treatment wisely by consulting your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. At Ambrosia clinic, we use the best USFDA approved laser equipment.

  1. Diode Laser
  2. Long Pulse ND Yag
  3. Alexandrite Laser
  4. IPL (Intense Pulse Light)

Alma Diode and long pulse lasers best suit Indian skin tones. They are very effective and safe laser hair removal treatments.

Alexandrite is for those who have light hair and are fair in complexion.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal?

Expect During Laser Hair Removal

  • Just before the procedure, hair in the treatment area will be trimmed a few millimetres over the skin surface.
  • A cooling gel is applied on the area of the skin that is going to be laser treated, to avoid any skin damage or burning sensation before the laser is done.
  • The laser equipment is then adjusted based on the colour, thickness, and location of the treatment as well as your skin tone.
  • While the hair is being treated with the laser beams, you will not feel any pain.

Benefits of laser hair removal

  1. Laser hair removal treatment is useful for reducing the hair growth of unwanted hair on the face, chin, arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, chest areas, etc.
  2. Lasers can selectively target the dark, thick hair on the skin while leaving the skin around the hair without damaging.
  3. In small areas each pulse of the laser beam takes less than or up to 10 minutes in one sitting, and can treat many hairs at a time.
  4. For large areas like full body, it may take 4-6 hours. A full body laser is usually done in 2 separate sessions, on different days.

Small areas such as upper lip and the chin area can be treated in less than a minute. Large areas of the body, like full arms, legs, back or the bikini line, etc. can take longer time and can go on for almost an hour.

The Result of LHR (laser hair removal):

  • In most patients, laser treatment for hair removal results in permanent facial/ body hair reduction after an average of 6-8 sittings.
  • Very fine hair which is hardly visible still remains naturally on the skin.
  • The body does not become completely hair free as it naturally needs a fine layer of hair as a protective layer for the skin.

So if you too are looking up to get rid of unwanted troublesome facial or body hair, you can have your queries answered by us… Or are you looking forward to getting yourself a laser hair removal? If you are, then call us now… Ambrosia clinic offers you the best treatment options with promising results for your good looks!

About clinic and doctor

Dr. Priti Shukla is the best female cosmetic surgeons in Hyderabad. She has 18 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery and thousands of satisfied patients. Ambrosia Clinic is leading skin plastic surgery clinic of Hyderabad since 2009. Our team of dermatologist and Plastic surgeons at Ambrosia clinic offer services like hair transplantation, laser, skin care and plastic surgery.


The Nose Job Story You Should Know

Having a natural beauty is an ultimate dream aspired by every human being. We are part of a culture, where our appealing looks help us to get better recognition in our social circle. Being beautiful, definitely gives you an edge over others in every aspect of life. Has anyone ever thought what is it in our face that makes us look so attractive?

Read on to find out…
Moreover, we all agree on this fact, that beauty is a perfect amalgamation of balance and symmetry of facial features.

From primitive time, people had their own perception about an attractive nose. The modern world, too, has their share of own ideas. So here, we present a basic guide to know about the importance of this little chunk of beauty on our face.

A nose is much more than just a chunk of flesh and cartilage in the middle front of the face. Besides being an important part of the respiratory system, it also contributes to other important functions, like hearing and tasting.

Noses are of many types. The height, width, sharpness and even the tips of nose adds value to the beauty of the nose…

The different types of Nose are as follows:

  • Small and short nose
  • Long and narrow nose
  • Turned up nose
  • Aquiline nose
  • Bulbous nose
  • Asymmetrical nose

Noses vary from person to person – An interesting fact

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Every nose has a tip, and we all desire a sharp perfectly sculpted one. However, unfortunately many people have blunt, broad or deformed nose tips. These people often look out for alternatives to get a perfect nose.

Having a funny looking nose tip could be a matter of fun for anyone, but the person who has it, knows the ultimate pain of a deformed nose.

The most common types of unattractive nose tips are:

  • Broad tip
  • Droopy tip
  • Bulbous tip (round, fat or swollen looking nose)

Other Concerns

There are few other concerns that most people face which includes:

  • Dorsal hump (a bony protrusion on the bridge on the nose)
  • Tension tip
  • Over projected tip
  • Under projected tip
  • Long nose
  • Saddle nose (flat nose)

Philosophers and artists in world history have described beauty, based on a set of symmetrical principles. It is inevitable that at some point, we all feel bad for having any facial flaws. Especially having an under shaped nose. However, you don’t have to worry, as Ambrosia Clinic has introduced painless reconstructive treatments to set right such worries

Read ahead to know about one such interesting treatment “Rhinoplasty”, which can help many of you to get a perfectly sculpted nose like the cherry on the cake!

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that enhances the shape and size of the nose. It is a safe surgery, if performed by a skilled and accredited plastic surgeon.Of course, it is important to identify the right reasons whether a person needs a rhinoplasty surgeryor not. A rhinoplasty surgery can correct deformities caused due to trauma or certain structural irregularities and defects that come with birth.

Rhinoplasty is commonly requested by young men and women. A sharp straight nose looks appealing and can easily be shaped with a simple surgery, using a nose implant. The surgery can be done by a surgical way or by a nonsurgical and less invasive way to enhance the shape of your nose.

Rhinoplasty – The Surgical Procedures

A Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, with a simple sedation, or a general anesthesia. It is generally advisable for the patient and surgeon to perform rhinoplasty with a general anesthesia, as it lowers the risk of major complications.

Here are the two popularly preferred surgical rhinoplasty procedures-
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: n a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made in the nasal mucosa (the skin inside the nose). Therefore, it does not leave any visible scars.
  • Open Rhinoplasty: In an open rhinoplasty, an internal incision and a small external incision are done. The surgeon can get a direct visual of the nasal bone and the cartilage. The result of an open rhinoplasty leads to much more enhanced nose internally and externally. The external incision heals with barely visible scars.

Go for the Beauty Filler Way- a painless Non-surgical Rhinoplasty procedure

A non-surgical rhinoplasty involves dermal filler injections to augment or enhance the nose. Generally, dermal fillers last for 6-9 months. This procedure is much cost-effective and painless which gradually elevates nasal bridge. The patient can have a ‘preview’ of his or her nose with this procedure, before committing to a permanent surgical rhinoplasty. In this process, Juvederm is used, which is a US Food and Drug administration (USFDA) approved hyaluronic acid filler. This filler is one of the latest and safest fillers, which lasts for 1 to 1 ½ years. It is a simple procedure, which can be done quickly in 5 – 10 minutes without any anesthetic requirement. You don’t need a prolong recovery time after this procedure.

Here we have Dr. Priti Shukla, the expert cosmetic surgeon who listed out the benefits of Rhinoplasty. They are as follows-

  • A Rhinoplasty is done to correct defects involving the bone, cartilage, tip shape, size, nasal dorsal hump, shape of the nostrils and angles and proportions.
  • Your nose can be entirely sculpted into a desirable shape, which will aesthetically restore the facial symmetry.
  • Rhinoplasty also improves your and fixes sinus problems if combined with a sinus surgery.
  • Rhinoplasty can correct birth defects like a under shaped nose with a cleft lip.
  • Rhinoplasty helps in reducing the problem of snoring, is one of the major deal-breaker of every failed relationships. According to researchers, it is one of the most popular reasons for divorces.
  • A Rhinoplasty can be done to correct an unsuccessful nose job too.
  • A broken nose bone due to trauma/ injury or any nasal bone deformity can be fixed with a Rhinoplasty surgery.
  • Last but not the least; a rhinoplasty can help you to build up your lost confidence.
So, are you ready to witness the magical transformation in your life?
We hope you enjoyed this month’s blog. We at Ambrosia Clinic shall be glad to have your valuable feedback. Please feel free to ask questions for your personal concerns. If you are considering a rhinoplasty or any other treatment, you can always visit our clinic at your convenience.
Dr. Priti believes in closely analysing her patient’s needs, to determine the best options and help them to make correct decisions. We at Ambrosia clinic would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.