Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation
Cheek implants provide volume to the cheekbone area in order to improve the overall balance of the face. Traditionally, surgeons insert a silicone solid implant through an incision made inside the mouth, into the cheek. Alternatively, fat can be harvested from another part of the body and placed in the cheek as an injected fat graft.
Dr. Bolourian also offers cheek enhancements that are non-surgical, non-invasive, and safe. Rather than using an implant or fat from some other part of your body, we are able to use injectable fillers. There are a wide array of fillers with different indications that may be used. On your initial consultation you and Dr. Bolourian will decide on the best product suitable for your cheek augmentation.
One of the products that works great for the cheek area is Radiesse®. When Radiesse® is used, it is eased in a very precise manner under the deep tissues of the cheeks where it needs enhancement.The Radiesse® becomes part of your skin as your own cells grow around the injection scaffolding and does not move from the area injected. Radiesse® is also known to cause your body to increase production of its own collagen in the areas of injection, increasing the duration of effect.
There is no significant recovery time with non-surgical cheek enhancement; most patients can return to work immediately. Because the injection does not go through the skin and is placed into deeper layers, the risk of bruising swelling is lower than traditional implant cheek augmentation procedures.