Facial symmetry is an ideal – and the cheeks are the structural component of attaining such an ideal – and many, whether it is a factor of genetics, lifestyle or age, begin to lose the volume in the cheeks that give the impression of symmetry. Surgical options have been used for decades; however, the procedure is rather invasive and costly – both in terms of recovery and value.
There are many advantages to using dermal filler injections to augment the mid-face and cheekbones. Firstly, it is non-invasive, more affordable method of attaining a more symmetrical facial structure, and it requires no downtime. Secondly, patients have a more active role in the process, and can suggest or provide feedback as the procedure is being done.
Depending on the area in need of rejuvenating, methods in which our medical professionals administer can vary. Some individuals require injections below the cheekbones, or the mid-face, to correct for a hollowing structure of the face, resulting in a gaunt-like appearance. Dermal Injections can also be made above or on the cheekbones to give a more chiseled and prominent look. Furthermore, one of the benefits of cheek augmentation is that it provides a “lift” to the face, whereby correcting a sunken, ageing appearance, and as a result, minimizing the appearance of dark circles.
Some frequently asked questions about Cheek Augmentation:
Are there side-effects associated with Cheek Augmenttation:
A: When done correctly by a medical professional, cheek augmentation can truly complement and rejuvenate the face. The complications associated with a cheek augmentation can include inflammation, redness, bruising, and tenderness at the site of injection. Such side effects wear away in a day or 2, and in rare cases, it can last up to a week.
How long will the effects last?
A: The results of a cheek augmentation can last anytime between 7 months and up to year, whereby patients may need to come for a touch-up to maintain the desired results.
Is there pain associated with the procedure?
A: Prior to injection, a local anesthesia is applied to the site to minimize the experience of pain, and in fact most of our dermal filler brands have lidocaine (an anesthesia) as an additional ingredient.
* Results of this treatment may vary from person to person.