Cheek augmentation is not a new procedure, but it is one that has been gaining more ground among plastic surgery patients in recent years.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons cheek augmentation is on the rise, as well as some of the best options for filling out the cheeks.
Why Cheek Augmentation?
Cheek augmentation is used for two main purposes: creating the illusion of higher cheekbones and anti-aging. As the face ages, lines begin to appear, but the face also begins to lose volume, creating a gaunt and sunken appearance.
Cheek lifts and cheek augmentation can help to restore youth and vibrancy to the face. Cheek augmentation can also aid in promoting facial balance and harmony, whether in conjunction with other procedures or on its own.
Recent Trends & New Products
Recently, more patients are tapping into the anti-aging benefits of cheek rejuvenation procedures. People with thinner faces tend to age faster as the volume loss begins to show more quickly.
Treatment developers are responding to this demand by coming up with new products and methods for cheek restoration. Allergan, the maker of Botox, has recently released a new FDA-approved product in the United States specifically formulated to lift and restore volume in the cheeks for up to two years.
Cheek Methods for Augmentation & Rejuvenation
Every patient has different needs when it comes to plastic surgery, and cheek augmentation is available through a number of effective surgical and non-surgical options.
Surgical procedures are naturally more expensive and require more downtime, but the results last longer. For those who are looking for a quick fix, a nonsurgical option like dermal fillers may be a better solution.
- Here are some of the most common cheek augmentation and rejuvenation procedures available.
Implants are a common method for cheek augmentation. While implants increase lift more than add volume, these small silicone pieces can add structure and youth to the face.
These implants are placed directly over the cheekbones, and the surgery to place them takes under an hour with local anesthetic. Average downtime (recovery) is about a week. Implants are a permanent solution, but the face will continue to age, of course.
Due to growing demand, more and more facial fillers continue to emerge on the market. Besides the new Juvederm Voluma XC filler, there are a range of dermal fillers that can provide subtle cheek augmentation and rejuvenation for a healthier, younger appearance.
These fillers can last up to 2 years, depending on the patient and filler, and only a plastic surgeon can determine which filler is most suitable in each situation.
An alternative to dermal fillers is fat grafting, which involves harvesting fat from another location on the patient’s body and transferring it to the cheek area to restore volume. This option is a good, natural alternative to those who are wary of fillers or want to get rid of excess fat in certain areas of the body.
Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon
If you’re considering any type of cheek augmentation, it’s important to seek help from a reputable plastic surgeon who is familiar with the methods you are interested in. If you’re looking for trustworthy advice in the Toronto area, then pay a visit to Dr. Robert A. Mounsey of Revesse.
Dr. Mounsey is a facial plastic surgery specialist who offers a wide range of surgical and non-invasive treatments. To learn more about cheek augmentation options at Revesse, call 416.438.2499 to schedule your consultation today.