Cheek Augmentation with Injectable Fillers
High cheek bones and fuller cheeks have always been a sign of youth and health in our society. As people age, they may lose some of the volume in their cheeks and some skin elasticity. This results in the appearance of hollow eyes and cheeks as well as sagging of the cheek itself, leading to deeper laugh lines and a tired look in the face.
How It Works
Restoring volume in the cheeks gives the effect of a mid-face lift, leading to a more youthful appearance and a lessening of visible nasolabial folds (laugh lines). There are many ways to lift and fill the cheeks, such as a mid-face lift, traditional face lift, placement of an implant, the injection of fat to the area or a filler injection. With a non-surgical cheek augmentation, we use fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane or Juvederm to restore volume to the cheeks and eyelid junction.
The Liquid Face Lift
Non-surgical cheek augmentation is much safer and less costly than traditional cheek implants or a surgical face lift. There is no significant recovery time with non-surgical cheek enhancement. Most patients can return to work immediately after their treatment. To minimize the risk of bruising, Dr. Haiavy and Dr. Tower use special blunt needles for the injection and sculpting of the cheeks. There is some mild swelling and you may feel sore afterward. The soreness will typically dissipate within a few hours. Swelling resolves within a day or so, and if bruising occurs, it is usually gone in a matter of days.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Haiavy and Dr. Tower will evaluate your unique needs and desired results, and will explain the procedure in detail. During the procedure, they will often give you a mirror to demonstrate the progress and ask for your feedback. The results are often immediate and satisfying to our patients because they are able to work with us to achieve their goal look.
To learn more about non-surgical cheek implants in the Inland Empire, or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us by phone or email today.