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Implants or Dermal Fillers for Cheek Augmentation?

Youthfully supple cheeks and rounded high cheekbones are often considered to be hallmarks of a beautiful face. When ideally balanced with other facial features (lips, nose and eyes), cheek volume and contour can harmonize the overall facial appearance. For individuals seeking to change the appearance of their cheeks to achieve a more youthful look, our plastic surgeon, Mark Pinsky, MD, offers several cheek augmentation options. Restoring projection and lift in the cheeks helps reverse the effects of gravity and the effects of aging. Gravity will always pull fat, muscles and fascial tissues downward, creating jowls. With age, often comes bone loss and demineralization of bone. Restoring volume and lift to the cheeks reverses the appearance of age related sagging and bone loss.

Accomplished with either the surgical placement of cheek implants or non-surgical application of dermal fillers (i.e. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA, Sculptra®, Restylane Lyft®, and others), cheek augmentation can be performed for a variety of cosmetic reasons, including:

  • Restoration of diminished cheek volume due to aging or weight loss
  • Provide lift to sagging cheeks
  • Enhance the prominence of cheekbone structure
  • Elevate cheekbone structure
  • Add youthful volume to the mid-face
  • Balance facial proportions
  • Create a smoother cheek contour

Determining the best long-term or temporary method for accomplishing your cheek augmentation will depend on a variety of factors. Dr. Pinsky will perform a thorough facial evaluation and discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals in-depth. Finally, he will review the most fitting options for accomplishing your cheek augmentation with the results you desire. You may choose to see a preview of potential results using the VECTRA® 3D Imaging system to help you decide which option is best for you. Whether you choose to augment your cheeks with dermal fillers or anatomical cheek implants, Dr. Pinsky will use his skill and keen artistry to deliver results that can beautifully enhance your facial contours.