Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure aimed at enhancing the appearance of the cheeks by adding volume and definition to them. This can be achieved through a variety of methods, including the use of injectable fillers, cheek implants, or fat grafting.
Injectable fillers are a popular and minimally invasive option for cheek augmentation. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are often used for this purpose. These fillers are injected into the cheeks, adding volume and contouring to the area. The procedure is generally quick and relatively painless, with results that can last from six months to a year.
Another option for cheek augmentation is the use of cheek implants, which are typically made of silicone or another biocompatible material. The implants are surgically placed through small incisions made in the mouth or lower eyelids, and then secured to the underlying bone or tissue. The procedure is generally performed under local or general anesthesia and may require a short hospital stay. Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but most patients can return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks.
Fat grafting is another option for cheek augmentation, which involves harvesting fat from one part of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and then injecting it into the cheeks. This procedure can provide a natural-looking result, and because the patient’s own fat is used, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. However, it may require a longer recovery period than injectable fillers and may not be suitable for all patients.
Cheek augmentation can help to improve facial balance and create a more youthful, attractive appearance. It is often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, to achieve optimal results.