Cheek Augmentation with Facial Fillers
A Safe and Effective Alternative to Cheek Implants
The goal of facial rejuvenation is to create a more attractive and youthful appearance of the face. Some key characteristics of an attractive face are well-positioned brows and eyelids, high and strong cheekbones, a defined chin and jawline, along with radiant skin. When balanced together, a woman can appear more youthful and refreshed.
In the process of facial aging, the desired balance can be affected by the loss of facial volume related to the loss of facial fat pads and skeletal bone absorption. This loss of facial volume can lead to sagging skin, thus creating wrinkles, folds and jowls. One prominent area of facial volume loss is in the area of the mid-face and cheek; this area is essential in balancing other facial features and a key component in any successful facial rejuvenation outcome.
Facial Volume Loss
The loss of facial volume can cause loose skin and folds. One example is the development of nasolabial folds; many thought that these folds were caused by a descent of the facial tissues and injectors would only fill those areas, creating a very unnatural result which many referred to as a ‘monkey mouth’ or ‘grinch mouth’ appearance. We now know that they are also caused by the deflation that occurs in the malar fat pads of the mid-face and when volume is restored to that area, the results are very natural.
Facial Fillers for Cheek Augmentation
Cheek augmentation with facial fillers requires skill and artistry from the injector. Dr. John Serrão is an expert injector who understands the art of cheek enhancement and correction of mid-face volume loss. He not only knows the anatomy of the mid-face, but also understands the three-dimensional contours created by the underlying structures of the face.
His goal is always to create a natural look of subtle perfection with long-lasting results. When injected properly, the mid-face cheek can have a significant improvement and appear more youthful. Cheek augmentation can reduce the nasolabial folds, improve the tear trough defect and help define the jawline. But even for women who only want to have high and strong cheekbones, cheek augmentation with facial fillers can provide impressive results and improvement.
Depending on the patient’s facial features, age and desired outcomes, Dr. Serrão will develop a treatment plan to create well-defined cheek bones and facial balance that may include multiple modalities for optimal results. Radiesse, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Voluma, and Sculptra are common fillers and volumizers used by Dr. John Serrão for cheek augmentation.
While many physicians use permanent fillers such as fat and silicone based products, Dr. Serrão finds that the results from these products can be very unpredictable with greater risk for complications. The modern facial fillers that are used by Dr. Serrão are safe, effective and provide for predictable natural results that can last for over two years. These injections to the mid-face are very tolerable and the discomfort is minimal using Dr. Serrão’s specially formulated numbing cream, ice application and injection technique.
Experience in Cheek Augmentation with Fillers
Many years ago when Dr. Serrão was in training, he noticed that if he enhanced the cheek, the nasolabial folds would be reduced and the lower face would be lifted. He also felt that facial rejuvenation was often inadequate when only the lower face or nasolabial folds were corrected. As a result, his approach to facial rejuvenation has always included an emphasis on the mid-face and cheeks.
Dr. John Serrão is an expert injector who understands the art of non-surgical cheek augmentation. His goal is always to create a natural look of subtle perfection with long-lasting results. Even with a modest amount of filler, the cheeks can have a significant improvement. By restoring volume to the mid-face, the lower eyelid contour is improved, the nasolabial folds soften and the lower face is also rejuvenated. Together, balance is restored for an optimal cosmetic outcome for facial rejuvenation.
Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation FAQs
What is a Cheek Augmentation?
A cheek augmentation or lift is a non-surgical injection that is done in the office to restore the volume loss of the mid-face and enhance the cheek. The fillers and volumizers that are commonly used by Dr. Serrão in this area are Radiesse, Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Voluma, and Sculptra because they give consistently pleasing results when injected properly.
Women requests cheek augmentation because they want to improve the sagging skin that is creating wrinkles and folds or they want to have fuller cheeks. By adding volume to the mid-face cheek area the lower eyelid can be contoured, the nasolabial folds can be softened and the lower face can be lifted.
What type of anesthesia is used for Cheek Augmentation?
There is very little discomfort associated with the injection of filler in the mid-face or cheek area. Most patients tolerate the injection well with just the application of a topical numbing cream and the use of our cooling device prior to the treatment.
Where is a Cheek Augmentation performed?
Dr. John Serrão performs non-surgical cheek augmentation with fillers in the office setting at Serrão Rejuvenation Center located in Orlando.
How long does a Cheek Augmentation procedure take to perform?
The cheek augmentation procedure is performed by Dr. John Serrão and takes about 30 minutes allowing time for evaluation and injection. Please allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes for adequate numbing from the topical anesthetic application that our nurse will apply once photos have been taken.
What is the cost of Cheek Augmentation?
The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the level of correction that is needed. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation and package pricing is offered. You will find our fees to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area. Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.
What is the downtime after a Cheek Augmentation Lift?
Some of our patients may have minimal bruising and minor swelling after any injection. The application of ice will help the temporary swelling and makeup can be used to cover any minor bruising that may occur. We recommend that you stop all herbal supplements and aspirin containing products prior to your scheduled injections to decrease the risk of bruising. If the bruising and swelling occur they usually resolve in about a week and Arnica Forte is available in our practice to help with post-injection recovery when necessary. Patients should avoid exercise for twenty-four hours and can return to work and normal activities.
When will I see results from Cheek Augmentation?
The results will be seen immediately or may take some time for the collagen formation if Sculptra is used for the correction. If you develop any swelling and bruising these will fade in few days. Depending on the severity of the correction needed and your age, you may require a touch up at the two-week follow-up visit to improve the results. Dr. Serrão would prefer to inject a little more for the desired result if needed as opposed to injecting too much, he is conservative in his approach and wants you to have a natural result.
How long do the results of a Cheek Augmentation last?
The results of the cheek lift augmentation vary from patient to patient. They should last at least nine months and in many cases, the results last well over two years dependent on the product that was used for the augmentation.
How do you avoid unnatural looking cheeks?
Dr. Serrão takes pride in creating natural appearing filler results with a look of subtle perfection. He possesses good judgment and is conservative in his approach of facial rejuvenation to the mid-face. Your non-surgical cheek augmentation will be performed by Dr. Serrão and will not performed by his assistant. Women from around the world seek his skill and artistry for non-surgical cheek augmentation procedures.
Who is a good candidate for Cheek Augmentation?
Any individual who desires an improved mid-face with better cheek shape and projection may be a good candidate for cheek augmentation. Patients who would like to avoid surgery or an implant, but would like to improve the appearance of their cheeks, would also be good candidates as well. Dr. Serrão and his caring team at Serrão Rejuvenation Center provide our patients with the highest level of care using the most advanced techniques and procedures available.
How do I learn more about a Cheek Augmentation?
Schedule a consultation to learn more about cheek augmentation with fillers. The educational consultation is of great importance at Serrão Rejuvenation Center and our patients find it to be very informative. You will meet our caring team and tour our state-of-the art facility and AAAHC accredited surgical center. Dr. Serrão and his cosmetic nurse, Larissa, are dedicated to answer all of your questions and will make you feel comfortable with their friendly demeanor. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget. You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and the applicable fee will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.