Some people are born with weak cheek structure; others have lost contour as they have aged. Cheek enhancement is an option for improving your cheeks.
What is cheek enhancement?
Cheek augmentation can best be achieved with implants, fat grafts, or injectable “fillers”. These materials help add contour to the cheekbones to achieve a younger look. Cheek implants are placed through well-hidden incisions. The procedure can also be done in conjunction with a facelift to enhance aesthetic results.
What are other methods in performing cheek enhancement?
Another option for cheek enhancement is fat grafting or fat transfer. In this procedure fat taken from areas in your body such as the thighs or buttocks is injected back into your cheeks to give them a fuller, plumper effect. Liposuction, to harvest the fat, is performed prior to the cheek enhancement.
Dermal fillers and injectables can also be used to restore lost volume in the cheeks and to give the area a more defined look. Each has its own longevity and works best for certain conditions.
Dr. Price will help you determine which injectable is right for you.
How can I prepare for a cheek enhancement procedure?
You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for your upcoming procedure. You may be required to avoid tobacco products, antidepressants, and certain medications for a period of time before the surgery as they can interfere with your body’s blood clotting ability. During your first visit, possible complications and risks regarding the procedure will also be fully explained to you.
What can I expect after my cheek enhancement surgery?
After cheek enhancement, you may expect visible bruising and swelling. This lasts a few days with most injectables, but can be visible for two weeks after implants or fat transfer. While injectables result in mild soreness, implant surgery can require pain medication for several days.