Over time, our cheeks tend to lose volume. The fullness over the cheekbones in a youthful face settles in the mid-cheek, causing the area to look flat. Cheek augmentation is an excellent way to restore young-looking fullness to the cheeks.
There are three possible ways to enhance the cheeks:
- A facelift, which can sometimes improve volume over the cheeks as the tissues are restored to their original, more youthful position.
Your Cheek Augmentation Consultation
We believe you need to be well-informed about cheek augmentation so that you can make an informed decision about your procedure and your surgeon. This includes the results you can expect, the processes of preparing for the procedure, and the recovery period. Your surgeon or clinician will meet with you about your concerns and personal goals.
They will examine you, make a recommendation as to which procedure will help you look the way you want, and tell you what they can accomplish for you. They will also advise you what the cheek augmentation will involve in terms specific to your case.
Choosing a surgeon is an intensely personal decision. We encourage you to ask questions of our surgeons and our team. We want you to feel comfortable with us and your decision to have surgery at The Waldorf Center.
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Your Cheek Augmentation Procedure
If you are receiving dermal fillers or fat injections for cheek augmentation, the procedure will be done in our office and take a short amount of time. Fat injections, however, involve two steps: using liposuction to remove fat cells from one part of the body and injecting the fat into the cheek area. Dermal fillers last a period of 9-24 months, while fat injections are long-lasting. Read more about dermal fillers and fat injections.
If you decide to have a facelift, the result will last for years and will provide a more youthful appearance to the lower two-thirds of your face. Read more about facelifts.
Recovering from Cheek Augmentation
Dermal fillers require no recovery period, although you can expect some mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection sites. Fat injections require 1-2 weeks of recovery time.
We ask that our patients avoid strenuous activity for about 4 weeks following liposuction/fat injections. Your surgeon will provide you with full post-operative instructions. If the sutures must be removed, we will take care of it during one of your follow-up visits.
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