What is cheekbone enhancement?
Cheekbone enhancement is an effective, non-surgical, and minimally invasive option for those who wish to have more volume in the cheekbone area and enhance their overall facial contour and balance. Because the cheek area is augmented with an injectable dermal filler, the results are more natural, require little downtime, and have a low incidence of side-effects. Dr Lara Devgan, a New York City plastic surgeon, is a massive proponent of cheekbone sculpting and enhancement, going so far as to state: “In the world of plastic surgeons, cheekbones are thought to represent 70% of facial beauty, and the reason for that is that they give a really pleasing architecture to the face.” The correct application of hyaluronic acid fillers in cheek contouring and cheek enhancement can dramatically change the appearance of hollow faces and hollow cheeks, add lift, and add volume, all of which slowly disappear over time and as we age.
How do dermal fillers help in cheekbone enhancement?
Traditional cheek enhancement treatments are surgical, invasive procedures. Either silicone or fat is implanted into the cheekbone area. Surgical implants are done under general anesthesia with an incision made inside the mouth, through which the implant is inserted. The recovery can be painful and the outcome may not always be as desired.
Recent advances in dermal fillers mean cheeks no longer need surgery to be revitalised. The benefits of cheek fillers are enormous – not only can you avoid surgery, but cheek enhancement fillers can take care of all your concerns, from plumping cheeks and filling in lines, to adding volume where it has been lost, which alleviates sagging skin.
Stacey Power (RN) prefers to use either the Radiesse, Belotero, or Teoxane brands of dermal fillers for cheek enhancement. Each of these fillers is long-lasting, approved for use in Australia and New Zealand, and hypoallergenic. During your consultation, Stacey will determine which filler is ideal for you and your desired results.
How long does the treatment take?
Cheek sculpting and enhancement treatment times vary, depending on your needs and goals. Typically this cosmetic procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. Cheek filler costs also vary, again depending on your goals and desired outcomes.
Is it painful?
A topical, local anaesthetic is used before cheek fillers are injected. This means there is minimal to no pain at all.
Are there any side effects after cheek enhancement with dermal fillers?
Mild redness and swelling may appear immediately after the procedure, but will subside within several days. Occasionally, localized bruising is possible. However, most patients are able to return to work and daily activities immediately after cheek enhancement. As with any cosmetic procedure, cheek enhancement aftercare involves certain steps that your cosmetic nurse will discuss with you during your consultation.
How long do the results last?
Permanent fillers are to be avoided – they often bring permanent problems. We use long-lasting, yet temporary, dermal fillers for cheek enhancement and sculpting, which means that you can expect your results to last about 18 months – 2 years. Because we use temporary fillers, we are also able to tweak the results by dissolving some areas if needed to obtain your desired results.