Weak or hollow cheeks can be caused by a variety of factors, including age and your natural bone structure. Fortunately, there are a variety of cheek augmentation options that can remedy sunken cheeks through the use of cheek implants, fat grafts, or dermal fillers. Dr. Feledy offers several different cheek augmentation techniques at his Virginia and Maryland plastic surgery clinics.
Cheek Augmentation Surgery
Who should consider cheek augmentation?
People with weak cheekbones or sunken cheeks may benefit from cheek augmentation. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Feledy, you can discuss your cheek augmentation options with an experienced plastic surgeon, and find the solution that’s right for you whether it is receiving cheek implants or some other filler technique.
How is cheek augmentation performed?
There are surgical and non-surgical methods that can effectively increase and enhance the appearance of the cheeks. All involve the insertion of some sort of padding.
Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Perlane, can be injected into the cheeks. In some cases, the stimulation of new collagen growth can produce long-lasting results.
Cheek implants are silicone based and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dr. Feledy makes a small incision in the upper lip or lower eyelid, and places the cheek implant under the facial tissue.
Fat transfer to cheeks involves removing fat from another part of the body and injecting it into the cheek. This restores some of the fat that was lost in the natural processes of aging.
What happens after cheek augmentation?
Your recovery and results will depend on which type of cheek augmentation technique used.
Dermal fillers cause no downtime, and any swelling or redness will soon pass. Results typically last between six and 14 months, and many patients pursue repeat treatments to maintain their results.
What are the risks of cheek augmentation?
There are very few risks associated with dermal fillers. Cheek implants and fat grafts are surgical procedures and have a number of risks that can be minimized by a qualified plastic surgeon. These risks include infection, implant rejection, poor healing, bleeding, and adverse reaction to anesthesia.