A sign of beauty and youth, once full and defined cheeks lose fat over time, making the cheeks look saggy or flat and giving you a sunken look. Even if you were not born with naturally high cheekbones, getting the look of sculpted cheeks is possible through surgical treatments that restore the original volume, plumpness, and definition of your cheeks. To get back the volume and create youthful contours, you may want to get facial fillers, implants, or a fat-grafting surgery.
If you want to get back the volume that is lost with age or give more definition to your cheeks, we can inject fillers along your cheekbone. There are a variety of injections available, but different options give different effects and looks. In addition, each one varies in how long it lasts.
There are technically no permanent fillers which are approved by the FDA to use in this area of the body. However, there are many temporary options which are effective and safe. For a short-term fix, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, plus collagen-stimulators like Sculptra Aesthetic and Radiesse, can be used.
Cheek implants are another option to restore youthfulness—this time permanently. Great for anyone who wants to add a lot of volume instead of a small increase, silicone implants add fullness and give a lifting effect.
With fat grafting and transfer, fat is taken from somewhere else on your body, such as your butt or hips. This is the most popular long-term option right now for cheek implants; however, when you use your own fat, it requires another procedure that is like liposuction.
Here in our office, Dr. Steven will take the time to consult with you on what it is exactly that you want done with your cheeks in order to decide which procedure is best for you. He won’t try and rush you into a decision, but rather inform you completely about all your options so you can make an educated choice.