Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cheek Augmentation

High cheekbones are a sign of beauty. Cheek implants are used to enhance the natural features of a patient or to counteract the appearance of a hollow look due to facial wasting or other slimming of the face.

The cheek augmentation procedure enhances the cheek area to create fuller, more defined cheeks. While many patients seek this procedure to improve harmony among facial features, it can also be a long-term solution to create a more youthful, full facial profile. High, full cheekbones have long been considered beautiful, sought by many women for generations. Through cheek augmentation, both women and men can maintain a youthful, balanced appearance.

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Patient had fat injections, and then three years later cheek implants.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Benefits of Cheek Augmentation

The cheek augmentation procedure involves minimal recovery and can achieve dramatic but natural-looking results. Through the cheek augmentation process, patients can resolve unevenness in the mid-face region, restore lost volume from the cheek area, provide added dimension for the cheeks and face, balance the profile, and create better overall facial harmony. Many patients of cheek augmentation tend to be female, as high, full cheekbones are consider an important aesthetic feminine quality. Alternately, male patients can also benefit from the balance of a facial profile and fullness through a cheek augmentation procedure.

The Cheek Augmentation Consultation

During a cheek augmentation consultation, you will meet with on of our facial plastic surgeons to discuss your questions about the procedure and your aesthetic goals. Your previous medical history, past surgeries, present medical conditions, and other relevant information about your physical health will be discussed. It is important to be honest about your medical history as safety is the most important factor when creating a surgical plan.

As a cheek augmentation patient, you will have several types of treatment available to you. Cheek augmentation can be accomplished with non-surgical methods through injectable fillers as well as surgically through the use of cheek implants. Your surgeon will examine your facial dimensions, skin laxity and facial volume to make a recommendation for treatment methods. While surgical implants will require some recovery time, the non-surgical approach will be a temporary solution. Weigh the pros and cons of these options as you talk with your surgeon at your cheek augmentation consultation.

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Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Ideal Candidates for Cheek Augmentation

All cheek augmentation candidates must be in good physical health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their potential results. Patients should also be concerned about the balance of their facial structure, the appearance of sunken cheeks, or the effects of aging on mid-face volume and contour. Through your consultation, your surgeon will determine the best methods to achieve your desired results. Many patients who are not qualified or well-suited to a surgical cheek augmentation can get the results they desire through non-surgical means.

The Cheek Augmentation Procedure

There are both surgical and non-surgical approaches to augmenting the cheeks, so the procedure varies. For the non-surgical cheek augmentation, a numbing agent will be used at the injection site to minimize any pinching or discomfort you will experience. Then, your surgeon will carefully inject the injectable filler to create the desired volume and contour of the cheeks.

For a surgical cheek augmentation, an incision will be made on the inside of the mouth. Your surgeon will gently insert the cheek implant or implants to create the desired facial contour. The implants will be anchored to the cheek bones for stability, leaving you with a long-lasting solution to sunken cheek bones, imbalance, or lost volume from the mid-face.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Sep 10, 2020
I want to start of this review by saying how much I love and appreciate the work that Dr. Amalfi did on me! She is amazing ! I would trust her again with any procedure, she answered all my questions without hesitation. I had a mommy makeover 3 weeks ago and already my body looks great. The staff was polite and professional! I honestly don’t have one complaint about my experience at the Quatela center. I highly recommend Dr. Amalfi
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5.0/5
Aug 31, 2020
My results came out even better than I had expected thanks to Dr. Quatela. Everyone in the office is extremely professional and compassionate and I had a great experience! I highly recommend Dr. Quatela and his amazing team.
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5.0/5
Aug 25, 2020
I couldn't have asked for a better Dr., facility and staff. Dr. Koenig and his team are 2nd to none. I HIGHLY recommend!
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5.0/5
Aug 25, 2020
I recently had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Amalfi and her staff! I am 1 week out today and I couldn't be happier with my results that I know are going to be even better as my healing time goes on! Every staff member I have worked with from my initial consultation, the pre-op, operation itself, and follow up appointments have been amazing. They answer all questions that you may have. Dr. Amalfi and Melissa were wonderful to work with. I told Dr. Amalfi what I wanted to achieve and she did exactly that. If I ever were to need a surgery again I would definitely go to back to see Dr. Amalfi. I highly recommend the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery!
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5.0/5
Aug 25, 2020
I recently had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Amalfi and her staff! I am 1 week out today and I couldn't be happier with my results that I know are going to be even better as my healing time goes on! Every staff member I have worked with from my initial consultation, the pre-op, operation itself, and follow up appointments have been amazing. They answer all questions that you may have. Dr. Amalfi and Melissa were wonderful to work with. I told Dr. Amalfi what I wanted to achieve and she did exactly that. If I ever were to need a surgery again I would definitely go to back to see Dr. Amalfi. I highly recommend the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery!
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5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Lee is the absolute best (:
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5.0/5
Aug 19, 2020
I met with Dr. Ashley Amalfi for fillers and botox and right away I knew I had come to the right person! She was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable right from the start. If you’re looking to get any cosmetic procedures done, or even just looking for a consult, I highly recommend her! My results are perfection!!
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5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Amalfi. She is very kind, very thorough, professional & I am VERY IMPRESSED with the results just a few days after gynecomastia surgery. Nurses are very gentle & professional. Everything was explained thoroughly. Practice itself is extremely clean & comfortable. Communication between office staff, doctors, nurses & patients is above & beyond! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for cosmetic surgery in the Rochester, NY area. KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK!!
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5.0/5
Aug 18, 2020
I recently had a surgical procedure done by Dr Koenig he did an amazing job and the staff could not have been any nicer ! Top notch service from start to finish
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5.0/5
Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Amalfi and Dr. Lee are the kindest and most talented in their specialty. Through the entire process leading up to my procedure I felt safe and comfortable and most of all seen and heard. My breast reduction was beautifully done by Dr. Amalfi, her delicate craftsmanship is an absolute dream come true. Dr. Lee removed a cyst on my eyelid where I had zero bruising and minimal swelling. Women supporting women is what the Quatela center is all about and I am forever grateful.
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5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
Dr. Amalfi and the staff at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery are exceptional in their professionalism and compassion. My personal journey has been a long one that lead me there. Three years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bi-lateral mastectomy. After 3 failed attempts at breast reconstruction by other plastic surgeons (told there was nothing more they could do) I was mentally and physically defeated. Then I heard about Dr. Amalfi at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery. After my consultation with Dr. Amalfi my spirit and hope was renewed. On July 16, 2020 I had my 4th reconstruction at the Lindsey House Surgical Center. I can not stress enough the compassion and wonderful care I was shown. Also, during this epidemic every precaution was taken to ensure the safety of everyone. I am very happy to say my surgery was a success and I am very overwhelmed with my results. Thank you Dr. Amalfi for giving me my self confidence and life back! I am forever grateful!
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5.0/5
Aug 1, 2020
In May of 2018 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After learning that I tested positive for the Chek2 gene mutation, which can cause breast cancer, I elected to have a bi-lateral mastectomy. In November I had the surgery and began the long process of breast reconstruction. I had expanders, then implants, then had my first fat grafting surgery. I was just not happy with my results. I kept telling my plastic surgeon that I didn't like the way my breasts looked. They were too big, practically sliding down my chest, and I had horrible rippling. His response was that we could TRY another round of fat grafting, but that he couldn't put smaller implants in because it would result in even more rippling. And that unfortunately rippling was very common and very hard to get rid of. Basically I walked out of there thinking that I was stuck with what I had. But I decided to go for a second opinion and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! From the moment I walked into Dr. Amalfi's office I felt like I was VALUED and that every single person there, from the extremely helpful and sweet women at the front desk, to the caring nurses, to the well organized coordinator, to Dr. Amalfi herself.....they all came together as a team and made me feel like I was their most important patient and that I would be taken care of, and taken care of well. After my thorough consultation Dr. Amalfi assured me she could help me and that she would revise my reconstruction so that I would be happy with my results. Dr. Amalfi changed my life! She removed my implants, put smaller ones in that fit my frame better, and did fat grafting to get rid of any rippling I had. Not only is Dr. Amalfi an amazing doctor, but she is a talented artist as well! Her eye and talent for making things beautiful makes her an unbelievably skilled physician. I truly felt like her masterpiece! I highly recommend the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Amalfi specifically. It will change your life!
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5.0/5
Aug 1, 2020
In May of 2018 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After learning that I tested positive for the Chek2 gene mutation, which can cause breast cancer, I elected to have a bi-lateral mastectomy. In November I had the surgery and began the long process of breast reconstruction. I had expanders, then implants, then had my first fat grafting surgery. I was just not happy with my results. I kept telling my plastic surgeon that I didn't like the way my breasts looked. They were too big, practically sliding down my chest, and I had horrible rippling. His response was that we could TRY another round of fat grafting, but that he couldn't put smaller implants in because it would result in even more rippling. And that unfortunately rippling was very common and very hard to get rid of. Basically I walked out of there thinking that I was stuck with what I had. But I decided to go for a second opinion and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made! From the moment I walked into Dr. Amalfi's office I felt like I was VALUED and that every single person there, from the extremely helpful and sweet women at the front desk, to the caring nurses, to the well organized coordinator, to Dr. Amalfi herself.....they all came together as a team and made me feel like I was their most important patient and that I would be taken care of, and taken care of well. After my thorough consultation Dr. Amalfi assured me she could help me and that she would revise my reconstruction so that I would be happy with my results. Dr. Amalfi changed my life! She removed my implants, put smaller ones in that fit my frame better, and did fat grafting to get rid of any rippling I had. Not only is Dr. Amalfi an amazing doctor, but she is a talented artist as well! Her eye and talent for making things beautiful makes her an unbelievably skilled physician. I truly felt like her masterpiece! I highly recommend the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Amalfi specifically. It will change your life!
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5.0/5
Jul 30, 2020
Had a deviated septum and a broken nose for around 8 years and he was able to both straighten it out and fix my breathing with one surgery and a relatively easy recovery. I was extremely impressed with the results. Very happy. Staff was amazing, communication was great, would 100% recommend!
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5.0/5
Jul 23, 2020
I recently underwent a mommy makeover with Dr. Amalfi and I am so incredibly grateful I decided to go on this journey with her! After multiple pregnancies in a short span of time, I needed to repair a very large separation in my tummy and wanted to regain some volume after nursing. From the very beginning I knew I was in knowledgeable and caring hands. She went over all of my options, carefully explaining every detail. I had an abdominoplasty with tummy tuck and fat transfer to the breast area. I am only 3 weeks out and am already so happy with my results. Her patient consultant Melissa was so thorough and has been my biggest cheerleader. I one thousand times over will recommend Dr. Amalfi and her staff to anyone needing or wanting surgery.
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5.0/5
Jul 20, 2020
I recently had the pleasure of working with Dr. Heather Lee at Quatela. I came to Dr. Lee in need of something for my under eye puffiness. Upon my arrival I was was greeted by the wonderful staff of Quatela which made me feel good. During my consultation with Dr. Lee I felt as though I was her only patient of the day. She took her time to explain the services that would be best for me. She was very pleasant and down to earth. She is extremely competent and she made me feel comfortable. After reviewing all of my options with Dr. Lee I decided to go with the Restylane fillers. I was so blown away from the results when Dr. Lee completed my service that I actually cried. Dr. Lee did an awesome job and through her work she restored an element of confidence in me that I had lost. I plan to return in a couple of weeks for another procedure with Dr. Lee and I'm confident that I will be equally as pleased with my results. Thank you Dr. Lee and I'll see you soon!
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5.0/5
Jul 20, 2020
I could not be happier with my results. The staff here are so kind and professional. Dr. Amalfi is a perfectionist and gave me exactly what I wanted. She goes above and beyond for her patients. I am so glad I chose her as my surgeon and not my original choice.
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5.0/5
Jul 14, 2020
Dr. Koenig is amazing for so many reasons! After breastfeeding 4 babies, at the age of 47 I finally decided to have a unilateral lift and breast augmentation. Dr. Koenig took his time in my consult to size me for implants that fit my frame and active lifestyle, while also explaining all of the surrounding details that accompany a surgery. His experience and knowledge is insurmountable. Dr. Koenig’s bedside manner is kind, gentle, attentive and confident. The office staff and nurses from start to finish were top notch...friendly, reassuring and contributed to my overall body positivity. The Quatela Surgery Center did an amazing job maintaining all Covid regulations and procedures to ensure the safety of staff and patients! I cannot express my thanks to everyone there who has taken their time with me, especially Dr. Koenig. I am 1-month post op and feel amazing...more confident than ever and empowered as a woman and mother!! Greta Ledgerwood BSN RN- patient
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5.0/5
Jul 2, 2020
Where to begin? I was diagnosed in 2013 with breast cancer. I chose to do a double mastectomy. I eventually had implants inserted. I have NEVER been happy with the implants. They looked odd, were hard to the touch and overall had too many issues. No matter how many times I saw a plastic surgeon and the many procedures that were done, nothing ever changed. I, by the grace of God, found Dr. Ashley Amalfi. My very first appointment with her was so refreshing. She immediately understood my issues, saw my issues, and, without even taking a breath, had a plan for me. Not only is Dr. Amalfi professional, but so very personable and caring. I very recently had my breast surgery done with Dr. Amalfi. I wish I could express my sincere gratefulness and appreciation and joy with the finished result. Not only for the first time do my breasts look REAL, but they are soft to the touch as breast tissue should be. Dr. Amalfi is a TRUE ASSET to the Quatela Center in my opinion. For the first time since 2013, I feel like a woman again, and don't have to hide my breasts any longer. I am forever indebted to Dr. Amalfi!
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5.0/5
Jun 29, 2020
I love this place! Dr. Amalfi is amazing.
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5.0/5
Jun 24, 2020
Dr. Amalfi performed my implant removal surgery, and the entire journey had been beyond my expectation! She and her entire team of nurses took the time to truly listen and treated me as a human being rather than a number. In a nutshell, Dr Amalfi posses excellent G-d given talents, coupled with awesome people skills make her AN EXCELLENT SURGEON. If I had to do it all over again, I will go back to her care!
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5.0/5
Mar 6, 2020
I cannot express how thankful I am to Dr. Koenig and his staff they took the best care of me. I had at least three consultations with Dr. Koenig after a botched breast reduction surgery and the surgeon refused to fix the mess he created. I was very depressed after that experience and was have a difficult time trusting another surgeon and paying to correct the worst possible outcome from the reduction. Dr. Koenig was very calm and reassured me that everything was going to be fine. Surgery went well and my recovery was fine with no complications and I loved the results. I would definitely recommend Dr. Koenig and the Quatela Center.
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5.0/5
Mar 4, 2020
Dr. Lee was wonderful to work with along with all of the other staff. I could tell they were truly into helping me find the best procedure that matches my needs. I love my results and will definitely be coming back! Super beautiful office 🙂 best place you can go in rochester
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5.0/5
Mar 4, 2020
I recently had a breast lift and implant exchange with Dr.Koenig. Dr.Koenig did my first augmentation as well many years ago. After having children and breast feeding I was in need of a lift. I could not be more happier with my outcome as I am still healing. My confidence and how I feel about myself has completely changed and I feel so good about myself. The staff is amazing. Everyone you come into contact with makes you feel so great. Dr.Koenig makes you feel so comfortable and is so full knowledge. He is a wonderful Plastic Surgeon. Anyone considering seeing Dr.Koenig or anyone else in the practice should absolutely go!
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5.0/5
Feb 25, 2020
Dr. Lee and all of the nurses are wonderful.
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5.0/5
Feb 25, 2020
I am a recent college graduate who had a rhinoplasty and chin implant performed by Dr. Quatela last summer. Despite my initial nervousness about undergoing surgery, I have come to view my decision to place my trust in the skilled hands of Dr. Quatela and his professional and caring staff at the Lindsay House as one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I am beyond happy and satisfied with the results!
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5.0/5
Feb 4, 2020
Love Dr. Quatela and Dr. Koenig. They are amazing surgeons.
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5.0/5
Feb 3, 2020
I got my nose job done here a year ago and I'm so glad that I did! All of the staff are so professional and friendly. I made the right decision in trusting Dr.Quatela to do my nose, he has a lot of experience and i'm so happy with the results. I felt so welcomed there from the beginning and they really want you to look the best version of you. I would recommend this place to anyone.
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5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
Dr. Lee is incredibly skilled, talented, and personable. My boyfriend found out he was getting surgery 72 hours after seeing a dermatologist to cut out the skin cancer on his nose. Throughout all of the ups and downs of our initial shock, the staff were wonderful, accommodating, and extremely thorough with everything relating to pre-op, surgery, and post op. Dr. Lee and Lisa, our consultant, were wonderful. We actually looked forward to going back and seeing them, along with getting further follow up regarding the healing process. My boyfriend is relatively young to have had a situation like this. Dr. Lee assured us she would do whatever she could to maximize his quality of life and give him results for longevity. His initial surgery was in Dec 2019 and just a few weeks later, you really can’t even notice any changes to his face. We are extremely happy with the results and grateful to have a team of professionals caring for him throughout the duration of his healing. THANK YOU DR. LEE!
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5.0/5
Jan 28, 2020
Any plastic surgery, or reconstructive work. I just recently had a breast reduction by Dr Amelfi.she is wonderful. The whole female staff is caring, conscientious, and knowledgeable. I can't say enough about how pleased I am with the results of my breast reduction. Sorry I didn't do it years ago. Wonderful people to do business with and have utmost confidence in
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5.0/5
Jan 21, 2020
I recently had surgery with Dr. Ashley Amalfi. Not only is Dr. Amalfi a competent, skilled surgeon, she is kind, compassionate as well as relatable. She took the time to call me from her home the night of surgery to check on me and how I was feeling post-op. Her and the entire staff at the Quatela center made me feel comfortable and confident with my care right from the very first consultation appointment.
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5.0/5
Jan 18, 2020
Don’t know where to start! Everything was great- they make you feel welcome and really take their time with you and explain what they feel would be the best for you. I loved Dr. Lee and the PA Alyssa! Front desk was great too! So happy with my lips so far!!! Thanks again!
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5.0/5
Jan 6, 2020
Dr Lee performed my surgery in April to improve my breathing and also change the appearance of my nose and it was absolutely life changing! I could not be happier with the results, I’ve never felt more confident and my breathing has never been better! Dr Lee is so kind, compassionate and knowledgeable and I trust her completely. Recovery was a breeze and the staff there is wonderful. I can not thank her enough.
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5.0/5
Jan 2, 2020
Dr quatela is my plastic surgeon for over 25 years 'he is a knowledgeable 'brilliant 'kind person ,he is also patient and cars for people ,he is a skilled plastic surgeon who cares to people wish more than anything else 'his care after surgery is above and beyond ,he is a kind ,dedicated ,knowledgeable plastic surgeon that you can trust him
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5.0/5
Dec 28, 2019
Dr. Quatela and his entire staff are AMAZING! Recently had my second procedure with Dr. Q and couldn't be happier with the results! Dr. Quatela was again very thorough in explaining the procedure and expected outcome, which was exactly as he described! An excellent facial plastic surgeon, I wouldn't trust anyone else!
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5.0/5
Dec 21, 2019
Dr. Quatela is an excellent doctor, he explains the procedure in it’s details, he gives you peace of mind and you really feel confident to do the surgery. The result was more than what I expect.
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5.0/5
Nov 13, 2019
Highly recommend this place for lip injections. I had been nervous and had my worries but Dr. Lee put them all at ease. Not only is she knowledgeable and attentive, but she’s committed to making me happy with the results. Couldn’t be anymore satisfied with the outcome. Thank you!
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5.0/5
Nov 2, 2019
From the first consultation, I knew I could trust Dr Koenig 100%. He thoroughly explains everything and never pressures you to make a decision. He is professional, caring, and has this way of making you feel like a rock star. Highly recommend Dr Koenig and his entire staff.
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5.0/5
Oct 13, 2019
Dr. Lee was amazing! I highly recommend her!
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5.0/5
Jul 5, 2019
My daughter has never liked her ears and she is already so happy with them! We just barely had the surgery around 3 weeks ago by Dr. Quayle’s and she is wearing her hair up, and is already so so so happy. Dr. Q got her surgery done after just a few months of us going, and just 3 appointments!
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5.0/5
Jun 22, 2019
I've entrusted Dr. Quatela with two procedures and have been extremely happy with the results of both. I chose him specifically because he's simply the best! Just know you spend the majority of your time with his staff, who are caring, personable, professional, and responsive. They took really good care of me throughout the entire process.
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5.0/5
Apr 16, 2019
After I had my 2nd child via C-section my stomach never went back to normal and I had what women call "kangaroo pouch". I went back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to have the "tummy tuck performed or not. After I looked into cool sculpting and realized that I had mostly skin and very little fat I realized my best course of action would be a tummy tuck. I chose Quatela based on a family friend's recent visit and great experience. From the consultation through out my 3 week pre opt appointment ( where I am right now in the stages) I have not had not one bad experience. Everyone is very friendly and makes you feel important. Dr. Koenig is a great personable guy who clearly explained the process and always answered all my questions/concerns. He had a great personality and always made me feel comfortable. I walk out of the office confidant knowing that I received the best care and knowledge. I would highly recommend.
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5.0/5
Mar 30, 2019
Lindsay House is the place to go for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Quatela is kind, gentle and an exceptional surgeon. I have twice trusted him and had an excellent experience and result. Everyone involved in the practice is respectful, courteous, and friendly. Another reason I recommend Dr. Quatela is the profound respect I have for the mission of the Hugs Foundation, which he founded. With a team of surgeons, he changes the lives of children with facial deformities through the gift of surgery. This compassion is certainly the key to his success in every procedure.
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2019
Dr. Lee is fantastic. As a 30 something woman who struggling with androgenic alopecia (genetic hairloss) with no explanation, I've spent years finding out if it's hormones, stress, with no real options to help. I finally was able to get a hair transplant with lots of support from my husband to help me feel confident again. I'm about 6 months out after surgery and seeing great results. The before and after pictures prove it! I have a ways to go but I'm so hopeful about the future! Dr. Lee is a skilled surgeon and I feel so comfortable with her. I've even used other services such as botox and Volbella lip injections offered at Quatela with her because I love her conservative approach to achieve natural results to help me age well. She is not only a wonderful physician, but I think as a plastic surgeon you need to be an artist as well. I'm a nurse and I've worked with many surgeons. She is a rare gem of being both down-to-Earth and also highly talented with her medical skills. I hope to be a patient of hers for a long time. The staff at Quatela is great as well. It's the kind of place I would love to go just to hang out! I wish Dr. Lee all the best as she builds her practice!
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5.0/5
Jan 23, 2019
Absolutely amazing staff! They make you feel so comfortable at ever appointment. Dr Koenig is the best, I put my trust in him and he didn’t let me down ! I can’t stress enough how great this place is. The day of surgery the staff was so comforting to me. Amazing job! If you are looking for a plastic surgeon this is the place to go!
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5.0/5
Jan 20, 2019
Dr. Quatela and all of his staff at the Lindsay House are exceptional professionals! They are detail oriented in presenting procedures, outcomes and options. You know exactly what to expect during and after surgery. Dr Quatela has a wonderful bed side manner. He is very thorough and caring while simultaneously being quite the perfectionist and artist. I had extensive facial plastic surgery and felt very safe and confident in his care. Dr. Quatela's staff is just as attentive and my post op care was wonderful. Everything was explained to me in specific detail each time I went for a check up. It was a huge decision for me to elect to have the surgery and I am so happy I did. I look 15 years younger and feel great! Thank you to everyone at the Lindsay House!! Now, I am enjoying the med spa!
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5.0/5
Jan 7, 2019
I had Dr. Lee remove a pesky mole on the side of my face...great patient interaction, Wonderful job (cannot even see a scar) and reasonable. She is very skilled and very personable...she said I was a good healer, but really my recovery was because she is such a skilled surgeon.
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5.0/5
Dec 24, 2018
Dr. Q has the best bed-side manner of any physician I have ever met. He listens extremely carefully and is very clear that he is working for you and your concerns- never pushing his personal preferences. He offers all available options and shares his amazing experience and makes sure you understand everything. He chooses only the best professionals to work with him, and Rochester is lucky to have him.
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5.0/5
Aug 6, 2018
I was looking for a local surgeon to perform my top surgery procedure (double incision technique) as part of my medical transition from female to male. Dr. Kalnoki is an amazing surgeon. I'm beyond happy with my results, and she also took my insurance, which made the whole experience even better. Everyone at the Lindsay House is extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend Dr. K for any other trans-masc folks in the area!
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5.0/5
Jul 29, 2018
Dr.Quatela and staff are amazing. Everyone is so professional and helpful. I would reccomend to all.
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5.0/5
Jun 13, 2018
The Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery at the Lindsay House is beautiful and welcoming. The entire staff works diligently to make sure you are satisfied with their services and your results. I highly recommend the Quatela Center to anyone considering plastic surgery. You are treated with respect and professionalism from the reception desk to the operating room. Dr. Kalnoki is very personable, realistic, and knowledgeable. She listened to my wants and made them happen. I could not be happier with the results of my medical breast reduction. From my consultation, to my pre-op appointment, to surgery, to my post-op appointments, I have felt confident and at ease knowing I was in great hands with Dr. Kalnoki, the nurses, and the staff. In addition, Melissa Urso was an amazing patient consultant throughout the process.
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5.0/5
Apr 27, 2018
Love Dr koenig. He is a kind, patient surgeon. I miss you Dr koenig and Laura too.
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5.0/5
Apr 11, 2018
Wonderful work. The results of my facelift are astounding. It took away a good 15 years of sags.
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5.0/5
Apr 7, 2018
Extremely happy with my results! All of my research led me to Dr. Koenig, it was proven correct during my consultation and even more so after seeing my results. I am almost 60 years old and like most women in their 50's gained in the middle section and Dr. Koenig brought me back to 20 years ago. Staff was excellent! Everyone exceeded all my expectations!
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5.0/5
Mar 29, 2018
Dr. Koenig is one of the best known plastic surgeons in Rochester, NY. He was referred to me by my hair stylist who see's various surgeons end-product daily and she was correct. The skill he has provides the most beautiful and natural results that people are not able to tell I've even had work done. He has amazing bedside manners, is caring, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and truly concerned with the patients well being. I would highly recommend Dr. Koenig for any plastic surgery work being considered.
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5.0/5
Feb 28, 2018
Absoutly love this place. The staff is always arm and welcoming and they always remember my boyfriend and I who are paitents of the quatela pratice. I'm always happy when I leave and am always treated with the kindness and respect. I recommend all my friends and family. I refuse to go else where.
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Jan 22, 2018
Dr. Quatela is an amazing surgeon. I had eye lid surgery and now can see the sky and read. Staff is very patient-centered and helpful. Followup was comprehensive. I selected the Quatela Center for all of these reasons based on reommendations of others who have had surgery there. I am one happy patient. Thank you all. Jackie Walker
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Nov 5, 2017
Dr. Quatela is a brilliant, caring surgeon, who listens to his patients. I have had several procedures performed by him-no pain, no scarring, remarkable results. There is no one else I would trust to touch my face. He is simply the best. I am only sorry I cannot give him more stars.
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Oct 27, 2017
Dr.Kalnoki is by far one on the list amazing doctors I have met, her and the staff were very friendly, excellent bedside manner and the result are amazing. They have changed my life for the better and got me a step closer to who I truly am meant to be I cannot thank then enough ! So thank you very much to you all highly recommended to all!
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Oct 5, 2017
Had the best experience of my life the detail given to my surgery and my needs was amazing . Dr.Kalnoki deserves all the best she took her time to make a legit masterpiece I would recommend her to anyone
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5.0/5
Sep 19, 2017
My son unfortunately inherited my father's large crooked nose (both Rhino and Septo) and we waited until he was 16 to have the procedure done to correct it. Of course, I spent a lot of time researching to find the best doctor to perform this very difficult operation. I could not believe the incredible results and how wonderful the entire experience was for my family. We are so very pleased. Thank you Dr. Quatela for improving my son's life- you are an amazingly skilled doctor
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Aug 23, 2017
What a wonderful experience, from the staff to the nurses to Dr Q. himself. Top to bottom a complete professional yet personal staff. Dr Quatela is one of the most sincere and expert plastic surgeons in the country. The entire staff reflects that also. Don't hesitate. make a call or come in to visit with Brooke. She will explain the entire process and costs. No pressure but rest assured your dealing with the best. "They really do care.
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Aug 10, 2017
Dr. Quatela and his staff are by far the BEST group not only in NYS but in the country! You just can't get and BETTER!. Dr. Quatela has a very kind, gentle way that immediately puts you at ease, knowing you are in the hands of someone who truly puts patient care above and beyond all else. The level of expertise is phonomenal. I am honored to be under his care and the medical spa as well.
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Jul 15, 2017
I cant say enough about the Quatela center for PS everything about my experience was the best. For starters when you walk into the Lindsy House you will be amazed its one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been in. The staff was so helpful and kind as well every time I called with a question I got a call back right away, you can tell they really love what they do. My surgeon Emese Kalnoki was the best she listened to all of my concerns and made me feel so comfortable. I couldnt be happier with my results. Thank you all so much
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Jun 12, 2017
All staff at Dr. Q's office are fabulous! Extremely kind and patient. Each procedure was well explained and afterwards, the follow-up was great. The Medical Spa personnel are very informative and kind. Dr. Q did an excellent job on my neck and face! I'm very happy!
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May 25, 2017
First, I'm not being sponsored or paid to say how I truly feel! Well, I finally had my lip surgery, it was a success! All my family and nursing colleagues say, "They look great, more symmetrical!" Dr. Quatella is a class act, very respectful, very TALENTED man, who helps many people! I'm just glad surgery is over and I'm healed, but I HIGHLY recommend him! Thank you Dr Quatela for helping me feel and look better, Heather Juengling BSN RN
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5.0/5
May 9, 2017
I am so happy with the results of my eyelid surgery. Lindsey House is amazing!
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5.0/5
Apr 14, 2017
The right side of my nose needed to be reconstructed in 2016 following Mohs surgery (skin cancer) which meant the loss of most of the nostril and the area above it. Dr Quatela and his staff were informative and informed. The reconstruction of the left side in 1997 meant that the 2016 surgery was somewhat more complicated. Dr Quatela had to compensate on where to harvest the skin and inner workings of the new nostril. His confidence and explanation were reassuring, with good support staff.
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Apr 14, 2017
If you're planning on having work done and are in the midst of considering your options, allow me to save you some time - go to the Lindsay House. As I write this directly following my final appointment after my septorhinoplasty last year, I can tell you that I am ecstatic with the way my entire experience went. Dr Quatela and his team went through every last measure to make sure everything ran as smoothly as it possibly could have. They worked tirelessly with my insurance company to make things as affordable as possible, were beyond helpful in making sure I had everything I needed (whether I had an appointment scheduled or just needed to get in there to ask someone a few questions), and were kindly there for me every step of the way in every way they possibly could have been. Take my word for it, these people know what they're doing (and the location is breathtaking as well!). If I could go back in time and tell myself what to expect, I'd let myself know that this decision to go see Dr Quatela was a NO-BRAINER. Book your appointment now!
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Apr 13, 2017
Dr. Quatela performed a facelift, temporal lift, liposuction and skin resurfacing treatments on 2/28. The results are astounding. I look 20 years younger. Dr. Quatela is a kind and caring individual and a meticulous surgeon. This is not my first surgery with him. He reconstructed my nose more than 20 years when it was damaged by another doctor in a failed septoplasty. Dr. Quatela leads by example and his staff are courteous and professional. Lindsay House is beautiful, immaculate and convenient
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Apr 12, 2017
Dr. Quatela performed two hair transplants (FUE and FUT), an upper blepharoplasty and a mid face lift on me. I am very particular and do not give credit where it is not deserved. Dr. Quatela did an absolutely amazing job on each of these procedures. I couldn't be happier with the way I was treated and my results. I have recommended Dr. Quatela to several friends and family members and will continue to do so. If you want the Best go to Dr. Quatela.
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Apr 10, 2017
He is a great doctor with good bedside manner. He did micro silicone droplets in my lips which took over. A year to do due to the risk of hardening and they turned out beautifully! I love my lips, he also has done restalyn injections to my tear trouphes (under eyes) which looked great. He is really good at listening to your concerns and taking into consideration your wants and what is realistic. I really love him as a doctor and would recommend him!
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Mar 21, 2017
Doctor koenig is incredible so knowledgeable and I am so glad I went to him for my procedure. So happy I did this and I will never see anyone else. Chose the quatela center trust me you won't be sorry �
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Feb 1, 2017
After meeting 3 different male plastic surgeons in AZ, they all told me that they would only do a breast augmentation on me if I would agree to pay thousands of dollars more for a breast lift WITH the breast implants. (Due to my older age and sagging from nursing many kids for years). I refused to have a breast lift done as I did not want the scars that accompany a lift. A friend who was a nurse who had worked with AZ surgeons for years recommended Dr. Kalnoki. On my first visit, I noticed she was much more thorough than all the male MD's. She took about 10 different measurements on me, many photos from various angles and listened to exactly what I wanted. She said she could do the implants without a lift. I had never had surgery before and wasn't sure what to expect but she explained her extremely sterile technique in which she does not handle the implants but uses a sterile cone to place them in you to reduce risk of capsular contracture and infection. She also explained that not only will she do a small row of stitches to hold the implants in place, but she will do three rows/layers of internal stitching for extra added long term stability. It has been 5 weeks since my surgery and it was a breeze! The stitches are pretty much non-existent. (When I showed a friend the stitches underneath, they described it looked like a 1.5 inch small cat scratch, but again it's only been 5 weeks). I was in no pain from the day of the surgery onward....minor discomfort sleeping sitting up and slight soreness but nothing Tylenol didn't fix. Dr. K told me that during surgery she was going to sit me up (unconscious) to make sure everything was perfect and symmetrical and to this day they look very natural, symmetrical and I really would go so far as to say "perfect." I never thought things would go this smoothly and pain free (I did have the "Exparel" medicine injected which is a slow release numbing substance she injects into the wound and it numbs you for 4 days). I never even knew when it wore off as I never felt anything more than slight discomfort upon moving a certain way or lifting something too heavy. I cannot recommend her enough!
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Jan 25, 2017
Doctor Koenig is very educated and is an expert at his craft. I was comfortable and confident in his abilities. The Lindsay House is beautiful and puts you at ease. Absolutely amazing experience, and i am very pleased with my results. I could not be more satisfied. The follow up appointments are thorough, and make me feel confident in my healing process. I will never go anywhere else for any kind of cosmetic needs.
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5.0/5
Jan 20, 2017
Excellent....from the moment you schedule your initial consultation with Dr.Quatela through the process of booking and coordinating your surgery with his experienced staff. Hair transplant surgery went smoothly with little discomfort, and level of skill was evident throughout entire procedure. I'm glad I found Dr.Quatela center for hair restoration and wish I would of seen him sooner. I wouldn't go elsewhere, and am looking forward to winning this battle with my hair loss! Grazie Tante!!!!
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4.0/5
Nov 19, 2016
Excellent staff and facilities. Very professional and kind. Outcome was pleasing. A bit pricey. But I would rather spend the extra money, and have the best doctor in the Rochester, NY Perform surgery, rather than save money and be concerned about the outcome.
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5.0/5
Oct 24, 2016
I am a female hair transplant recipient and would like to share my excellent experience. The doctor and especially their team of technicians, are knowledgeable, professional, caring, and extremely proficient. My results are amazing--as expected. I highly recommend them!
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Oct 13, 2016
I had surgery 3 weeks ago and couldn't be more pleased with the results. Dr. Koenig is a true artist and humanitarian. How wonderful to be in such capable hands!
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Sep 23, 2016
he's just great, spends time, answers questions, so much knowledge of new things and procedures. we are blessed to have him here in Rochester. highly recommended to anyone seeking plastic and reconstructive surgery
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5.0/5
Sep 13, 2016
Best decision! 11 hours surgery over 2 days. Full face lift with Rhinoplasty. Dr. Q answers all my questions without looking at his watch! Entire staff was very supportive and patient! Spent 2 nights at the Carriage House. Best choice. Private nurse was stellar! Dr. Q so thoughtful; scheduled the same medical personnel for both days. I felt safe and had a higher level of trust. Afterwards, extra visits were added to help one area heal better. It did. If I had to, I would definitely do it again!
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Mar 25, 2016
He did a great job. I had a mid-level brow lift operation to fix eye ptosis and it turned out better than I hoped for. The skin blocking my vision is gone, It looks natural and it also made me look younger. The incision across my forehead is very fine (hard to see) and blends in with my foreheads creases. Doctor Quatela impressed me as being very confident and a very good person. I have no regrets!
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Feb 8, 2016
2 weeks ago I had a mid-level brow lift and my glabellas surgically weakened by cutting by 80% and the cost was $8,500. I am VERY pleased with the job that the surgeon Doctor Quatela did. He buried the incision in my forehead crease so that its hard to see. And my eyebrows were moved up, but not too high, so that it looks natural, and my hairline was moved down a little more than a half an inch. I look younger and no longer have the angry look. It was well worth! Doctor Quatela is a nice guy too! He took time to meet with me and I got the impression that he takes pride in his work and that doing a quality job is important to him.
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Jul 15, 2015
Dr Koenig you've changed my life for the better and I'm so happy I waited so long to find the perfect surgeon. I recommend him to anyone!
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5.0/5
Jul 1, 2015
Dr.Koenig is an amazing physician. I am 6months post surgery and never have been happier. My whole experience was wonderful. The entire staff was kind, patient, and very informative through my whole process. Thank you for my wonderful results! I now have confidence I never knew I had! I will recommend Dr. Koenig to anyone looking for a great physician!
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5.0/5
Feb 6, 2015
I have been a patient of the Quatela Center since my first surgery in 1998. Dr. Quatela is an expert in the field and definitely the top board certified plastic surgeon in the Rochester area; many say the best in the world! You are treated with respect and professionalism from the front desk to the operating room. If you desire confidentiality, I know that is provided as well. I would recommend Dr. Quatela with no reservations to anyone! I also have heard many wonderful things about Dr. Koenig from many patients in the area. I haven't needed him but if I did, he is the one I would go to. If you are in need of plastic surgery, the smartest step you could make is to arrange for a consultation with the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery!
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5.0/5
Aug 21, 2014
Every time I have visited Dr Quatela I know I am with the best. My results are always beautiful.
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5.0/5
Aug 6, 2014
The length of wait time was expected but, I was very thankful Wifi was available in the office. My consultation with Dr Quatela was in-depth our conversation included my expectations, his suggestions and a detailed plan of what to expect and how we could move forward. I would recommend Dr Quatela and his practice to friends and family.
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5.0/5
Jul 30, 2014
I had a rhinoplasty with Dr Quatela in 2007. I had a fabulous experience and couldn't be happier with my results! The staff was caring and very helpful with any questions. I've also had many injections and skin care in the medical spa and have loved my experiences.
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5.0/5
Jul 30, 2014
I had a wonderful result from my sculptra. Dr. Quatela did a great job and calmed my nerves. He's a true professional.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2014
I went to see Dr Quatela for plastic surgery and he told me I was not ready. He suggested and alternative. Sculptra. I love it! I love going to the Lindsay House. It is an amazing Mansion. All the people who work there look good and are very personable. I felt very comfortable.
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5.0/5
Jun 29, 2014
Dr.Quatela and his skilled and friendly staff made my procedue relaxed and comfortable.I felt that Dr.Quatela had my well being and comfort as a top priority and there were many distractions such as music and T.V to take my mind off the procedure.The recovery was smooth with minimal discomfort and best of all,nobody could tell what I had done.All aspects were well explained and the final results one year later are better and more natural than I expected.I feel that my results and experience are a reflection of the skills,training,and good nature of the doctor.
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5.0/5
Jun 26, 2014
This doctor is amazing. I had a laceration to my forehead and he saw me immediately. He assessed the area and even though it was small he was very concerned about the area. He saw me every other day and made sure I did not have a fracture as the swelling went down. His knowledge of the facial structure was comforting and educational. Add a mother I learned that a head trauma in this area could be traumatic. Thank you for your excellent care and professionalism.
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5.0/5
Jun 19, 2014
I had Botox injections at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery. It was painless & I love my results!
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5.0/5
Jun 19, 2014
My experience with Dr. Quatela was wonderful. I never thought I would lose my hair and didn't realize there were any real options once I did. Then I heard a few local radio ads for Dr. Quatela and decided to call for an appointment. He was very calming and reassuring and made me feel very comfortable with the procedure. I had to take a full day off but was back to work the next day. A year (or so) later, my hairline was back to the way it was 10 years ago. Thank you Dr. Quatela!
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5.0/5
Jun 17, 2014
I had a delightful experience with Dr. Koenig. He preformed a lower body lift on me after losing 150lbs, and I couldn't be happier with my results. His bedside manor was amazing. He really went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and he left no question unanswered. All of the staff at the Lindsay House were very professional and welcoming. I would highly recommend Quatela Center For Plastic Surgery.
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5.0/5
Jan 25, 2013
Dr. Quatela is amazing! He spent lots of time listening to me and learning about what I was looking for. The work he did for me has truly changed my life. I tell all my girlfriends to go to him because he is just the best.

Recovery from Cheek Augmentation Procedures

The recovery from a surgical cheek augmentation includes some swelling, mild discomfort, and bruising. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to surgical cheek augmentation patients as needed, while also recommending measures to alleviate your discomfort during the first few days following your procedure. Injectable procedures may only result in very minor irritation of the injection site itself, along with minor bruising and swelling. All of these symptoms are expected post-operatively and typically subside on their own with time. If you have any specific concerns or experience unexpected side effects, contact our office for assistance.

Choosing the Right Facial Plastic Surgeon

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Quatela and Dr. Lee, who is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, both doctors have extensive experience in facial procedures such as cheek augmentation. Their mission is to improve people’s lives by aesthetically enhancing their appearance, increasing their personal confidence, and creating a customized treatment plan for each of his patients depending on their aesthetic goals.


Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedures of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Cheek Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a cheek augmentation procedure take?

The duration of your cheek augmentation procedure will depend on your treatment plan. Cheek implant surgery usually lasts about one hour, while injectable treatments can be as short as 15 to 30 minutes.

Where will there be scarring after my cheek augmentation?

Non-surgical cheek augmentation may leave a temporary mark at the incision site, but there are no scars associated with the injection. Surgical cheek augmentation patients will have no visible external scars, but may have scarring limited to inside the mouth, where the incisions were made.

How long does cheek augmentation recovery last?

Recovery from cheek augmentation surgery generally takes a few days to one week. Talk to your surgeon about your personal recovery timeline before making plans to return to work or resume any high-impact activities.

What types of implants are used for cheek augmentation?

Cheek implants are made of biocompatible, synthetic materials that are safe to insert and achieve lasting enhancement results. These implants are also removable if a patient would like to reverse the effect in the future.

How can I be sure my cheek augmentation results will look natural?

To achieve natural-looking results, it is important to find a board certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in facial augmentation procedures. Our surgeons are well known for providing natural-looking results with facial plastic surgery.

Should I get cheek implants, fat transfer, or fillers?

There are a number of different options for augmenting or filling out the cheek area, including temporary fillers, semi-permanent fillers, and solutions that last indefinitely, such as fat transfer or cheek implants. Each of these options has its own benefits and limitations, which will be discussed during your consultation appointment along with which might be the best procedure for you.

Will cheek implants look unnatural as I age?

No, cheek implants should not look unnatural as you age. The implants are placed deep underneath the soft tissues of the cheek to minimize the chance of a change in appearance over time as you age.

How is the cheek implant size chosen?

The size of cheek implants is chosen during consultation with your facial plastic surgeon who will take into careful consideration the features of your face and bone structure to ensure the implant complements your features.

How long do fillers in the cheek last?

There are temporary fillers which can last for about a year, semi-permanent fillers that last for several years, and long-lasting solutions, such as fat transfer or implants, which last indefinitely. Sculptra® and Voluma® are usually the fillers that are used. While patient experiences vary, Sculptra® can last two to three years after three or four treatments, while Voluma® generally lasts two years.

Where is the fat harvested for fat transfer to cheeks?

Fat is typically harvested from the abdomen for use in a fat transfer. Several teaspoons of fat are usually all that is necessary to fill the cheeks appropriately and this does not typically change the appearance of the abdomen.

How much is cheek augmentation?

The cost of cheek augmentation varies, depending on your specific needs and goals. All prices quoted from the Quatela Center are all-inclusive and include pre and postoperative appointments, surgeon’s fees, surgery center fees, and anesthesia costs. For more information, see our page on Plastic Surgery Costs.

If you are interested in cheek augmentation surgery, contact our office to schedule your consultation today!

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