Different Methods for Cheek Augmentation

By Sheryl Pilcher on June 30, 2013

Cheek Augmentation: Facial Implants, Dermal Filler InjectionsThere are many ways that enhancing your facial features can result in major changes in your overall appearance. The nose, for instance, can lead to many changes in your overall looks just by getting a slight adjustment here or there. By getting your ears pinned, similar changes can take place. What a number of people don't consider is the way that the cheekbones can make a major difference in facial appearance. Prominent cheekbones can give you the sculpted, elegant looks that you've always wanted.

When you meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss cheek augmentation, you'll be able to learn about surgical and non-surgical/minimally invasive options for enhancing the cheekbones. Let's look at both right now.

About Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation refers to ways in which surgeons are able to improve the appearance and prominence of the cheekbones. By doing so, patients experience major improvements in overall facial aesthetics. Let's first look at the use of facial implants to enhance the cheekbones.

Facial Implants and Cheek Augmentation

Facial implants are part of different facial plastic surgery treatments, such as cheek augmentation, chin augmentation, and lip augmentation. These facial implants are made of different materials and can be shaped as needed in order to meet the aesthetic goals of a patient.

With cheekbone implants, your cosmetic surgeon will work carefully to determine the best shape of facial implants to help create the defined looks that you wish to achieve.

The Cheek Implants Procedure

During the cheekbone implant procedure, incisions will either be made inside of the mouth or around the lower eyelid area. If the cheek augmentation surgery is being performed with another facial enhancement such as a facelift, those incisions may be used to place the implants. The cheek implants will be carefully positioned in place through these incision.

Dermal Fillers and Cheek Augmentation

While facial implants are a great options for enhancing overall facial appearance, another option to consider is the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that are used to enhance the volume and shape of the injection site. There are many different kinds of fillers that can meet various aesthetic needs.

The Dermal Filler Procedure

During the dermal filler procedure, a surgeon will carefully inject the dermal filler into the cheek area in order to enhance the volume there. In essence, that's all there is to it.

Which option will be best for me?

The answer varies from patient to patient. Sometimes the surgical option will provide the most ideal results for a patient, whereas sometimes the non-surgical solution would be better for the patient's needs. When you meet with your cosmetic plastic surgeon for consultation, you'll be able to learn the pros and cons of each option so that you can make an informed decision about your aesthetic goals.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation

If you would like more information about cheek augmentation surgery and your many other options for enhanced aesthetic care, be sure to contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible decision about your aesthetic goals and needs.

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