Big, striking cheeks are staples of a youthful face and reveal good
health. Unfortunately, as we age, our cheeks tend to hollow out and sag. Just like wrinkles, cheeks can show our old age and can even make us look older than we really are. Thankfully, cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery can bring youth back to your face. Here are a few treatments that specifically focus on making your cheeks look younger.
You don’t need surgery to fill out your cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is FDA-approved to bring back volume to your face with injections. These injections use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring complex sugar, to treat volume loss in the hollows of of your cheeks. Since hyaluronic acid is naturally found in humans, it adapts to each person’s unique skin qualities to make your more voluminous cheeks look natural and as beautiful as ever.
Procedure: There aren’t many cosmetic procedures that are faster than Juvederm Voluma. Typically, the treatment takes about 10 to 15 minutes to be completed, though the time can vary depending on the number of areas being treated. Injections are made by very tiny needles to shoot the hyaluronic acid into the wrinkles and fill them out. If you’re worried about pain, don’t be. The procedure is virtually painless when performed by experienced professionals like Dr. Chernoff’s physicians and nurses.
Results: After the treatment, your cheeks should appear to be naturally lifted and filled out with less wrinkles. These rejuvenating results last up to an impressive two years, delivering long-lasting improvement. Best of all, the procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime. You may have slight swelling or bruising a couple hours after the treatment, but you should be able to return to your normal routine right away.
Sagging cheeks caused by aging create a tired and skeletal appearance in your face that is hard to hide. While traditional facelifts may not fully treat your upper cheek, mid-face lifts do. Endoscopic mid-face lifts elevate the sagging fat pad in the cheek, making your face look perkier and fuller.
Procedure: Endoscopic mid-face lift procedures take less time than traditional facelifts. During the procedure, your surgeon makes small incisions in your face to permanently stitch fat pads to your cheeks and move the tissue in your face. This brings a youthful fullness to both the eyes and cheeks. Your desired look should be determined before your surgery with the help of computer imaging. While you are undergoing surgery, you will typically be placed under a general anesthetic or twilight.
Results: If the surgeon is experienced and the patient and surgeon have determined a realistic goal for the mid-face lift, the surgery should create the desired appearance. Patients that receive endoscopic mid-face lifts from Dr. Chernoff are routinely happy with the youthful results that are seen in their cheeks and the middle of their face. After your surgery, you may need to take about one week off of work to recover. There is usually minimally bruising, but you may experience swelling from the tiny incisions that were made.
Just like with breast augmentation, implants can be used to return volume your cheeks. They help to create a more prominent and alluring cheekbone. A variety of different cheek implants are available in different sizes, shapes and materials to achieve your desired look. You will meet with your surgeon to pick implants that best suit the appearance you want and your individual face.
Procedure: The cheek implant procedure is a simple one to understand. After an incision is made in your face, a pocket is formed and the implant is properly secured. Generally, patients are placed under local anesthesia with sedation during this outpatient procedure. It usually takes no more than 45 minutes to perform.
If you’re interested in making your cheeks look younger with cosmetic treatments, contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today! We will carefully take you through all of the options available for cheek augmentation so that we can work with you to find the best procedure to meet your needs and desires. Dr. Chernoff has brought youthful volume to many faces, and would love to use his experience to help you look young again.
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