What is Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the cheekbones’ volume, shape, and visibility. Cheek enhancements can be achieved with dermal fillers or with cheek implants. Each technique is tailored to your unique goals at the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery.

What Can Cheek Augmentation Do for Me?

Cheek augmentation treats a range of aesthetic concerns and achieves stunning results. Cheek augmentation with dermal filler can accomplish the following:

  • Restore Volume: Cheek augmentation can replenish lost volume and add a youthful fullness to your cheeks.
  • Lift and Sculpt: By providing subtle yet effective lift and sculpting, cheek augmentation can leave you looking and feeling revitalized.
  • Harmonize Your Profile: Cheek augmentation can correct unevenness and asymmetry, bringing greater harmony to your features for a refined look.
  • Enhance Under-Eye Area: While cheek fillers do not directly target under-eye hollows, they enhance the overall appearance in that region. By injecting fillers into the cheeks, support and lift are provided to the midface, reducing the appearance of tear troughs.
  • Smooth Away Marionette Lines: Marionette lines can be softened and minimized as the cheek volume is increased. 
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Non-Surgical Solutions

The Antony Institute offers two categories of non-surgical cheek augmentation services: dermal fillers and lipo-filling. There are a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, including the Juvéderm family of fillers. These custom hyaluronic acid-based fillers are injected into cheeks to achieve the desired look. Lipo-filling, or natural fat transfer, involves harvesting fat from one area of your body, purifying it, and injecting it into the cheeks. 

Cheek Augmentation: What to Expect

Cheek augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure with only local anesthesia. During the relatively short procedure, a very fine needle will be used to inject the selected filler into strategic areas of the cheek. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. Results are instant and can last up to 12-24 months, depending on the type of filler used.

If you have chosen to use lipo-filling, the fat will first be harvested from another body area, such as your stomach, thighs, or underarm area, and then reinserted into the face. After the treatment, some swelling and bruising are expected at the donor site and injection sites. While the transferred fat may be partially absorbed over the subsequent months, the surviving fat cells are there for a lifetime, integrated into your facial structure.

Cheek Fillers Vs. Surgery Find What’s Right for You

Deciding between dermal cheek fillers and cheek implants is the first step in achieving your desired aesthetic goals. Dr. Anu Antony knows you are unique and will consult with you to understand your concerns and what you hope to achieve. Here are a few points to review when considering both options: 

Dermal Cheek Fillers

Mild to Moderate Volume Loss: If you’re experiencing mild cheek volume loss, dermal fillers are an excellent solution.

  • Temporary Correction: Cheek fillers offer a temporary solution for enhancing cheek projection. Fillers may be ideal if you’re looking for immediate results with minimal downtime.
  • Non-Invasive Option: For those seeking a non-invasive approach to facial rejuvenation, dermal cheek fillers offer a safe and effective solution. With minor discomfort and quick recovery, fillers can help you achieve the look you envision without surgery.

Surgical Cheek Augmentation

  • Severe Volume Loss: In cases of severe volume loss or significant asymmetry in the cheeks, surgical cheek augmentation may be necessary to achieve optimal results. 
  • Structural Changes: Surgery may be the most appropriate option if you require more extensive facial reshaping. 
  • Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation: Surgical cheek augmentation may complement the aesthetic transformation for patients undergoing comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift or midface lift.
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Why Choose Us?

Dr. Anu Antony is a leading, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for surgical excellence. You will benefit from a blend of advanced surgical techniques and her training as a sculptor and painter. At the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Antony’s approach ensures personalized results to elevate your natural beauty, supported by her commitment to the ultimate patient-centered care.

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