Everything You Need to Know About Cheekbone Fillers
Cheek fillers are temporary cosmetic enhancements that give our patients the illusion of a more defined facial structure. It could give you the attractive appearance you’ve been craving or correct a facial defect that’s been weighing on you over the years. Depending on the treatment we recommend for you, we can ensure that the process is generally the same.
Celebrities like Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Courtney Cox have helped popularize the dramatic effect of cheek fillers. They’re quick, simple, and easy. Though you might have a bit of bruising or swelling over the next few days, optimal results will begin to show after a week. You’re sure to reap the benefits of a more contoured look!
Cheek Fillers Provide a Natural Facelift
Facelift surgery is a traditional procedure used to rejuvenate muscles and reshape the face while maintaining your natural appearance. If you want a complete overhaul, then cheek fillers are a great add-on to tighten the surrounding skin and prevent the formation of facial lines caused by frowning, smile lines, and age spots.
Cheek fillers for facelift are meant to correct significant deformities that have been caused by significant trauma, where scar tissue has formed within the face, or where there is extra fat in the cheeks – the procedure itself, without a facelift will not.
Preparing For Cheek Fillers
Before getting started, our patients have a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aynehchi. During that time, you’ll have time to share your expectations, look at pictures of people who have had this procedure and discuss them with Dr. A.
A facial plastic surgeon is a specialist that has undergone extensive training in plastic surgery. This includes facial surgery, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery. This type of procedure falls under the latter category. Liquid cheek fillers should always be done by a specialist – not just any cosmetic surgeon in the greater Los Angeles area.
Once we’ve discussed and agreed upon a treatment plan, we can begin. Injections are usually made of a collagen derivative, hyaluronic acid, mineral oil, animal fat, or silicone. During treatment, the liquid or gel will be injected into the hollows beneath the cheekbones, where they would usually be filled with fat through a transfer.
How Long Do They Last
Cheek fillers are designed to last anywhere from 3 to 6 months for minor corrections or minor improvements. The design of the filler is graded according to time (3 months, six months, one year, and two years). The products used include hyaluronic acid, fat, fat emulsified in dimethicone, collagen derivatives (extracts), among others.
How Much Filler Is Needed for Cheekbones?
The amount of filler inserted into your cheek is just enough to fill out the hollow. If too much filler is injected, the face will begin to look puffy and waterlogged. The cheeks can take on a rounder, fuller appearance, which patients find favorable without worrying about it looking unnatural after several weeks or months. Without proper cheek fillers or the right plastic surgeon, you’ll run the risk of your face looking sallow and sunken.
Candidates for Cheek Fillers
There are several situations when cheek fillers are used. These include:
- Cheekbone deformity in an area of the face, including the cheeks, underneath the eyes, or in between the brows
- Sunken cheeks are caused by aging, receding chin or jawline, or fat that has become too much for one’s facial bones to support under the skin
- Sagging or flat cheeks that are caused by aging or weight loss
- Frown lines formed when the face is held in a certain way for long periods
- Cheekbone deformities in patients who have lost weight very quickly, people who have eaten disorders, and in patients who have suffered trauma related to their cheekbones (busted cheekbones)
Individuals who want to get cheek fillers should understand the treatments offered and the type of filler best for them. This can be achieved by scheduling an appointment at our office.
About Westside Face
The plastic surgery specialists of Westside Face emphasize preserving the bone structure and skin vitality that’s unique to each individual patient while making small, but impactful, improvements. This technique allows us to rejuvenate patient’s faces by enacting small and deliberate changes that make a huge difference. Each patient that undergoes cosmetic enhancement at Westside Face can expect:
- Natural-looking changes
- Long-lasting results
- Shortest possible recovery time
Whether it’s vision obstruction or breathing issues, we also aim to improve functionality with our cosmetic surgeries. We accept and are in-network with Medicare, and most PPO/HMO insurances. Schedule a consultation with an aesthetic specialist at Westside Face today by calling 310-846-8519 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.