For patients looking to achieve a more youthful appearance or add definition to their features, cheek augmentation may be the correct procedure. This cosmetic surgery can provide patients with fuller, more defined cheeks and can help to create a balanced facial appearance.
There are several ways that cheek augmentation can be achieved, and your surgeon will work with you to determine the best approach for your individual needs and goals. In some cases, injectable fillers can be used to achieve the desired results. However, for more significant changes or more long-lasting results, implants may be the best option.
If you are considering cheek augmentation surgery, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your goals and perform a thorough examination of your face to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Utilization of cheek implants and fat transfer/grafting are the two best options for enhancing and augmenting the cheeks. If you are looking for a nonsurgical option, then injectable fillers are the best option for enhancing the cheeks.
Cheek augmentation with implants: Cheek augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. This means that you will be asleep during the procedure. There are several different incision options that can be used for cheek augmentation with implants. Your surgeon will determine the best approach based on your specific goals and needs.
Once the incisions have been made, your surgeon will place the implants into your cheeks. The implants will be positioned in a way that will provide you with the most natural-looking results. After the implants have been placed, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures, most often dissolvable sutures.
Cheek augmentation with fat transfer/grafting: The first step in fat transfer/fat grafting method is to administer the anaesthesia. This will vary depending on the extent of the procedure being performed and your own personal pain threshold, but it will typically be either local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places, such as inside the mouth or in the hairline.
The next step is to harvest the fat from another area of your body, such as the thighs or abdomen. This fat is then injected into the cheeks to add volume. Then, the incisions are then closed.
Cheek augmentation filler: Cheek augmentation with injectable fillers is typically performed using a needle or cannula to inject the filler into the desired area. The injectable filler is usually injected into the mid-face, close to the cheekbone, to add volume and definition to the cheeks. Injectable fillers can be used to create a variety of looks, from a subtle enhancement to a more dramatic change. The type of filler used and the amount injected will depend on the desired results.