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Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that entails volumizing and contouring the midface and cheekbones, either surgically with cheek implants or non-surgically with cosmetic injectable fillers. The midface is often one of the first areas to be visibly affected by age-related volume loss, resulting in a sunken or hollow appearance. For patients looking to achieve a youthful, beautiful, natural-looking volume and contour but that want to avoid cosmetic surgery with a plastic surgeon, Dr. Green in NYC has an array of facial filler treatment options for you. In the past, the only way to achieve a midface lift in your cheeks was with cheek implants or a facial fat transfer. Thanks to advances in hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, invasive surgical procedures are no longer necessary. Non-invasive treatments with dermal fillers are at the forefront of cosmetic dermatological innovation, offering patients an easy, safe, and quick method to restore volume and reduce fine lines in the midface, jowls, lips, under eyes area, and jawline.

Dr. Green is a board-certified dermatologist and expert injector with over 25 years of experience providing her patients worldwide with the best cosmetic treatments available, including facial filler treatment for cheek augmentation. Volume loss in the midface is typically one of the first signs of premature aging. Skin breaks down collagen and elastin as part of the natural aging process. Both of these skin components provide structural support and contribute to a supple, youthful appearance. This collagen loss in the cheek area can exaggerate the wrinkles and hollows in the under-eye area, making us appear much older than we feel.

If you’ve noticed that you have lost volume in your cheeks due to aging or genetics, or if you have ever felt self-conscious about a flat or “tired” appearance, cheek augmentation with dermal fillers may be the best treatment for you. Cheek augmentation is designed to enhance your natural face shape with increased volume, restoring the natural beauty of your cheekbones. Dr. Green will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that rejuvenates and enhances the beauty of your natural facial features while catering to your specific skin concerns and delivering phenomenal, long-lasting results.

What is cheek augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is a type of cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the cheeks by providing volume or creating contour. Cheek augmentation may be surgical or non-surgical and is achievable with either cheek implants or facial fillers. Cheek augmentation should always be performed in a medical setting with either a board-certified plastic surgeon or a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green, in New York City. Whether you suffer from age-related volume loss in the cheeks or have a naturally more hollow appearance in the mid-face, it is possible to achieve high cheekbones and an elegant, contoured appearance with cheek augmentation.

Dr. Green is a world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist, consistently voted a “top physician” in New York City by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine. She has over 25 years of experience providing the best cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation, including lip augmentation, chin augmentation, and cheek augmentation. During a consultation with Dr. Green in her discreet NYC office, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the process and possibilities for cheek augmentation.

What does cheek augmentation do?

Cheek augmentation is a process by which the facial structure can be enhanced either surgically via cheek implants or non-surgically via dermal fillers. Patients may turn to cheek augmentation for several reasons: As a result of the natural aging process, the production of structural proteins collagen and elastin decreases, which can lead to a loss of volume in the midface, sagging skin, and fat pads dropping. Patients can turn to cheek augmentation to replace lost volume in the face and provide contoured cheekbones for a more youthful appearance in the midface. Some patients turn to cheek augmentation for increased facial harmony, looking to achieve high, contoured cheekbones for a more refined look. When it comes to creating facial harmony, Dr. Green is an expert in using a less-is-more approach with dermal fillers to achieve optimal results. Too much filler in the cheekbones can create a hollow appearance to the midface, which is why Dr. Green always takes each patient’s unique face shape into account when preparing for dermal filler injections.

Are cheek implants worth it?

Before the advent of cosmetic dermal fillers and other non-invasive techniques, cheek implants (and other facial implants, like lip or chin implants) were more commonly taken advantage of to create facial contours and provide a more youthful, long-lasting appearance. Surgical cheek augmentation is an invasive procedure that usually requires the use of local anesthesia and sedatives. Cheek implants themselves are available in an array of materials, including solid silicone, porous polyethylene (Medpor), or hydroxyapatite (a combination of enamel and bone). The implants are usually inserted through incisions in the mouth or near the lower eyelid, depending on the style of the implant and accessibility. The implants may be sculpted to fit an asymmetry in the face or recommended when reconstructive surgery is needed.

Having cheek implant surgery typically requires a significant amount of planning, money, risk, and downtime compared to having cheek augmentation with facial fillers. For many patients looking to simply add or restore facial volume, enhance facial contour, and appear more youthful and rejuvenated, cheek implants are not worth the hassle. If you are looking for a solution for replenishing facial volume and contour that doesn’t require any invasive plastic surgery or downtime, Dr. Green has a facial filler solution that will work for you.

Are cheek implants safe?

When your cheek augmentation procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or a board-certified dermatologist in a medical setting, your treatment should be safe and effective. Cheek implants can be inserted through a small incision in the mouth or near the lower eyelid and are often placed in a malar (outer upper cheek) or submalar (lower or mid-cheek) position. If the patient of a facial plastic surgeon is interested in combining this procedure with rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, or brow lift, fewer incisions may be needed. Typically, a general anesthetic will be used to complete the procedure. There is a greater risk associated with surgical cheek augmentation than there is with non-surgical cheek augmentation, as the procedure is more invasive. The cheek implants may need removal if a patient develops severe side effects or unwanted reactions. Some of these undesirable results include cheek implant displacement, pulmonary complications, fat necrosis (where fatty tissue within the dermis dies), and deep vein thrombosis, among others. Due to these risks and the permanence of cheek implants, Dr. Green always recommends that patients consider non-invasive alternatives, such as cheek augmentation with dermal filler, before engaging with any permanent cosmetic surgeries.

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Sculptra Before and after – 3 months

Are cheek implants permanent?

Cheek implants are meant to be a permanent option for cheek augmentation. One of the benefits, however, of choosing to have dermal fillers for cheek augmentation rather than to have cheek implant surgery is that as our faces continue to change naturally with age, we can adapt the dermal filler treatment plan to reflect evolving tastes and preferences. The permanence of cheek fillers makes it a hassle to adjust their size, placement, and appearance over time. The adaptability of dermal filler treatment is one of the reasons why non-invasive dermal filler techniques have become popular for cheek augmentation. Cheek implants are intended to be permanent, and the only way to remove the implants is through additional invasive cosmetic surgery procedures that require planning, money, risk, and downtime. For this reason, even patients interested in cheek implant surgery for permanent cheek implants often opt to try dermal filler cheek enhancement first to confirm what type of facial contouring is right for them.

Can cheek implants be removed?

Cheek implants involve the permanent, surgical placement of implants on or below the cheekbones (malar and submalar implants, respectively). Still, they can be removed via another surgical procedure known as “revision cheek implant surgery.” While having a permanent implant can be an advantage to a surgical cheek augmentation procedure, if something goes wrong or the patient is unhappy with the implant, it can be very difficult to remove or adjust. Revision cheek implant surgery will require additional cost and downtime with all the same risks as the original surgery, including scarring, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, poor healing, pain, and skin discoloration. Patients may want their cheek implants removed if they experience asymmetry following the injections or migration of the implant, resulting in unnatural fullness along the eyelid, nose, or upper lip. Even after removing the implant, patients may experience loose skin that must be corrected with an additional skin-tightening procedure.

Are cheek implants better than fillers?

Cheek implants and fillers are effective cheek augmentation procedures that provide increased volume and refined facial contour to the cheeks and midface. Each has certain advantages that can be weighed when determining which procedure will be best for you. Cheek implants are permanently placed under the skin, either on top of the cheekbone (malar implants) or under the cheekbone (submalar implants), to add projection to the cheekbones or fuller cheeks, respectively. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are temporary, and results of the procedure will fade throughout one to two years, with a maintenance appointment typically required once a year. While for some, the permanent, one-time nature of the surgical cheek implants can feel like an advantage, the temporary nature of dermal fillers allows Dr. Green to adjust to changing face shape over time. Also, if a patient wants more or less filler, Dr. Green can easily make those adjustments either by injecting more into the treatment area or dissolving the filler to start again. On the other hand, surgical cheek implants cannot be easily adjusted once placed. Removing or shifting an implant requires a whole other surgical procedure with associated downtime and risks of scarring and serious infection.

Another factor for patients to consider when deciding between cheek implants and dermal fillers is the recovery time and associated risks. Any surgical procedure will have significant downtime associated with the treatment, and there is a higher risk of adverse events such as scarring, bleeding, infection, improper healing, and more. Receiving dermal fillers with an experienced injector, such as Dr. Green, there is a very low risk of developing any serious adverse events, and there is no downtime associated with dermal fillers.

Why choose dermal fillers for cheek enhancement?

Cheek augmentation procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years because they offer an elegant, non-surgical way to restore lost volume to the face, treat sagging skin, and replace natural collagen loss that happens organically due to the aging process. Facial plastic surgery used to be the only method for bringing a fuller look to the cheeks. Long recovery times, bruising, sedation, sutures, and limited mobility after surgery have led dermatologists and patients to prefer non-invasive alternatives, such as cheek enhancement through hyaluronic acid fillers. Dermal fillers are injected into soft tissue and provide instantaneous results, offering a solution for those looking to achieve more prominent cheekbones or replenish lost volume in the midface without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery and downtime.

As a bonus, cheek augmentation with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers produces semi-permanent and reversible results. If a patient is unhappy with a treatment result from a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, synthetic hyaluronidase can be applied to the treatment area. Hyaluronidase is a naturally occurring substance in the body designed to break down hyaluronic acid. It can be used to essentially “undo” the effects of hyaluronic acid fillers in as little as one treatment. There are, however, additional risks and side effects when undergoing cheek augmentation surgery with cheek implants, as well as when removing the implants should there be unsatisfactory results or unwanted effects. For those interested in a safe, fast, easy cheek augmentation process that doesn’t require downtime, Dr. Green in NYC has a facial filler solution for you.

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3 weeks Before and After – Juvederm Voluma 

How do I know if I need cheek augmentation?

The decision to undergo a cheek augmentation procedure is personal for each patient. For some, the desire for increased facial harmony or symmetry might be the determining factor, as cheek augmentation can create high, elegant, contoured cheekbones. For others, age-related volume loss might be the driving factor. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to loose, sagging skin and a loss of volume in the midface. Dermal filler cheek augmentation can fill in lost volume in the cheeks and under the eyes for a more youthful appearance. If you are interested in cheek augmentation, the way to get started is to book a consultation appointment with the board-certified expert dermatologist, Dr. Green.

Which cheek augmentation procedure is right for me?

To understand which cheek augmentation procedure is right for you, it is best to consult an experienced and knowledgeable medical professional, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green has over two decades of experience treating facial volume loss, creating facial contour, and producing a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. To achieve the most satisfactory results safely and effectively, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green in New York City, who can help you customize a treatment plan and develop a timeline for facial rejuvenation that caters to your skin concerns and cosmetic goals, without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery or downtime.

Who is a good candidate for cheek augmentation with dermal fillers?

A good candidate for non-invasive cheek augmentation is any patient over the age of 21 who is in overall good health, seeking improved volume or contour in the midface, and has realistic expectations for their cosmetic cheek augmentation. This includes patients who are simply looking to enhance their cheekbones to appear more prominent, as well as those seeking treatment for volume restoration in the mid-face- whether their volume loss is age-related or simply due to genetics. In general, dermal fillers are contraindicated for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who are allergic to lidocaine or any other ingredients listed in the dermal filler formulation. Additionally, patients with severe acne or skin infections at or near the injection site must treat these skin conditions before engaging with non-surgical cheek enhancement. Lastly, patients who have active autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis should abstain from engaging with cheek augmentation. Dr. Green uses her 25+ years of expertise with cosmetic injectables to ensure thoughtful patient care and will be sure to discuss your medical history and goals to determine which treatment plan is right for you.

Which fillers are best for cheek enhancement?

Regarding dermal fillers, there is no singular “best” option on the market, as each individual will benefit from the varied formulations that brands like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra have to offer. However, a few dermal fillers are tailor-made to help enhance the look of the cheeks and midface. The following are among the most popular:

  • Juvederm Voluma: This hyaluronic acid dermal filler engages the body’s natural collagen and elastin development to create a fuller, natural look, with results lasting up to two years.
  • Restylane Lyft: This hyaluronic acid filler has a slightly shorter-term effect than Juvederm, lasting for up to one year with the longer-term enhancement of smooth, even skin tone.
  • Restylane Contour:  This hyaluronic acid filler, also from the Restylane family of dermal fillers, is the newest FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to create a natural-looking shape and contour to the midface, with results that last up to one year.
  • Radiesse: This dermal filler is made of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite, which similarly engages collagen production to hyaluronic acid fillers, with lasting results up to a full year.
  • Sculptra: This dermal filler has a foundation of poly-L-lactic acid, which can lead to increased collagen production and results lasting up to three years.

Non-surgical cheek augmentation with dermal fillers can also help the under-eye area appear less tired or sunken, providing a wonderful alternative to a more involved facelift or eyelid surgery.

During your consultation with Dr. Green in her private NYC office, she will help you determine which facial filler or combination of facial fillers would be best for your cheek augmentation. Every patient has a unique set of individual facial features, and the different qualities of the dermal fillers mentioned above may make one type of filler better-suited than another to an individual patient. For this reason, it is critical to have a cosmetic consultation with a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, who understands the nature of each dermal filler and can create the best treatment plan for you based on your own needs and goals.

How should I prepare for dermal filler injections?

Before cosmetic injections occur, Dr. Green advises discontinuing any blood-thinning medications or vitamins, including aspirin and fish oil. These medications can increase one’s likelihood of bruising as a side effect of injections. If you have a high propensity for bruising, there is an herbal oral supplement, Arnika forte, that can be taken several days before your treatment to help prevent any excess bruising or swelling. The procedure for having dermal filler injections for cheek augmentation is fairly comfortable, and the fillers used by Dr. Green are compounded with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to enhance patient comfort. However, a topical numbing cream can be sent as a prescription to any pharmacy for sensitive patients. One hour before your injections, the numbing cream should be applied to the entire treatment to clean the skin. Once you arrive for treatment, your numbing cream will be cleaned, and your skin will be sterilized. Dr. Green will then perform your cheek augmentation injections. The treatment area is iced immediately upon completion of the procedure to reduce any potential swelling that may occur. Dr. Green asks her patients to return two weeks after cheek augmentation treatment to evaluate cosmetic results and determine whether any touch-up is needed.

What is the process of cheek augmentation with dermal filler?

Before any cosmetic procedure that takes place, including cheek augmentation with dermal fillers, a consultation with Dr. Green is required. During a consultation, you will discuss with Dr. Green in-depth your medical history, your history with cosmetic procedures (including any previous cosmetic injections), and your desired results from treatment. Photos are always taken of the treatment area to enhance the discussion during the consultation with Dr. Green and are included in your medical chart to track your treatment progress. Together with Dr. Green, you will establish a treatment plan and a timeline that caters to your skin concerns and cosmetic goals. The total cost of your cheek augmentation treatment will be discussed then. Once it has been determined which procedures will be performed to deliver your results, you may have treatment on the day of your consultation or schedule for a later date, depending on preference and time allowance.

On the day of your cosmetic injections for cheek augmentation, you will apply a topical numbing cream to the entire treatment area one hour before your appointment. This step ensures that throughout the procedure that there is minimal discomfort experienced. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized before the injections occur. Dr. Green will then perform your cheek augmentation procedure using the dermal fillers selected during your consultation.

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Juvederm Voluma in the cheeks. Two syringes.

How long does the recovery period last?

The recovery period’s length depends on whether patients opt for surgical or non-surgical cheek augmentation. Following a non-surgical cheek augmentation of dermal filler treatment, ice packs are applied to the treatment area to help minimize swelling at the injection sites. It is expected that there may be some mild swelling that resolves on its own within one to two weeks of treatment. Patients can immediately return to their normal activities but should refrain from exertional exercise for at least 48 hours following cheek filler treatment, as this could exacerbate any potential swelling effects. Some patients may experience mild bruising at or near the injection sites, too. For patients who are prone to bruising or who experience bruising after the treatment, an oral herbal supplement called Arnika Forte is available. Arnika Forte can also be taken for several days before to help prevent bruising.

The recovery period can last for much longer for patients undergoing a surgical cheek augmentation procedure. Depending on where the incision has been made, gauze bandages may be applied (for incisions made under the eyes), or a liquid diet and oral medication may be prescribed (for an incision made via the mouth). It typically takes 3-5 days for the initial swelling to dissipate following a surgical procedure. Most patients are advised not to return to normal activities for at least a week after the treatment. Strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks following treatment to reduce the risk of any adverse effects. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with more information about what medications to take to alleviate pain, when it is appropriate to get the wound wet, and when to return for a check-up appointment.

How long does cheek augmentation last?

On average, dermal filler injections in the cheeks last 6 months to 2 years. The duration of your cheek filler treatment will ultimately depend on the type of dermal filler used to provide your cheek augmentation and your metabolism. Hyaluronic acid cheek fillers usually need to be maintained twice a year for optimal cosmetic results, whereas the results from having cheek augmentation with Sculptra injections generally last for two years. Though dermal filler cheek augmentation results can be fairly long-lasting, many patients elect to engage in “touch-up” treatments annually to maintain optimal cosmetic results.

What are the risks of cheek augmentation?

The risks associated with dermal filler cheek augmentation are very low. As a non-surgical procedure, dermal fillers are not associated with many side effects other than mild effects, including some swelling and bruising at the injection site, which will go away after several days. For a surgical procedure, such as cheek implants, there are many risks associated with the treatment, including bleeding, asymmetry, scarring, improper healing, infection, deep vein thrombosis, coronary issues, migration of the implant, blindness, lumpiness, swelling, and persistent pain. Before undergoing any surgical procedure, weighing the risks associated with treatment and discussing them with your healthcare provider is important.

Can you combine Botox injections with cheek fillers?

Of course! Patients of Dr. Green’s regularly choose to have their Botox injections and dermal filler treatments during the same appointment to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation conveniently. Botox and other neuromodulators, like Xeomin and Dysport, work by “freezing” the overworked muscles responsible for facial expression and creating dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that are caused by repetitive movement/overuse of particular muscle groups- typically most apparent on the forehead, the glabella, and around the eyes. Combining Botox injections with dermal filler treatment is often called a “liquid facelift.” By utilizing a variety of cosmetic injectables within the same treatment session, Dr. Green can target dynamic wrinkles, fine lines and static wrinkles, and age-related volume loss. Cheek augmentation procedures are often combined with Restylane or Juvederm injections along the nasolabial folds, chin, temples, and jowls. These areas of the face are also subject to collagen loss as we age, thus appearing more “sunken”, and tend to benefit greatly from dermal filler treatment to replenish facial contour, reduce hollows, and produce a rejuvenated, refreshed look.

Restylane Contour for cheek augmentation

Restylane Contour is the newest FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler on the market, designed specifically for contouring the cheeks and replenishing volume in the mid-face. Restylane Contour is a hyaluronic acid filler manufactured by Galderma, a trusted leader in skincare, and utilizes XpresHAn technology to improve midface contour deficiencies and volume loss. The benefit of the XpresHAn technology is that it enhances skin elasticity, provides contour, and restores facial volume while allowing for natural, beautiful, and fully dynamic facial expressions. Restylane’s XpresHAn technology was previously reserved for developing fillers designed for lip enhancement and fine lines around the mouth. XpresHAn technology uses a fine particle size to carefully integrate hyaluronic acid with the skin cells at or near the injection site, creating a smooth result that doesn’t inhibit natural facial expressions and motion. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience providing her patients with the best cosmetic injections for cheek augmentation and loves the results that can be produced with Restylane Contour. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Restylane Contour and the Restylane family of dermal filler products and discuss which fillers are best suited to your personal cheek augmentation treatment.

Cheek augmentation with Juvederm Voluma

One of the benefits of using hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma XC, for cheek augmentation is that you can create results that are as subtle as you want. Dr. Green’s aesthetic approach to facial fillers is to produce a natural-looking result that is never “overdone.” Since the results are immediate, you can decide with Dr. Green at the time of the injections how much filler you would like. Dr. Green is well-known for embracing a “less is more” philosophy that always results in extremely high patient satisfaction, especially regarding the cheek augmentation procedure. Juvederm Voluma dermal filler treatment results generally last for one year, although results may vary in terms of longevity depending on how much of the filler was injected and how quickly the patient metabolizes the Hyaluronic Acid. Dr. Green will help you to determine a timeline for your cheek filler treatments that work for you and helps maintain ideal cosmetic results.

Can cheek fillers go wrong?

For most patients, the side effects associated with having dermal filler cheek augmentation are incredibly mild. Some potential side effects may include minor swelling, redness, or bruising at or near the injection site, all of which should resolve on their own fairly quickly post-treatment. In rare instances, severe side effects, such as an infection or injection of filler directly into a blood vessel, can occur. However, these severe side effects are far more likely to occur with an inexperienced injector, such as those who offer treatment at medical spas or aesthetic centers. For this reason, Dr. Green always recommends that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for any cosmetic injectable treatment. Only an expert injector and medical professional can offer you facial contouring benefits that are both safe and effective. Dr. Green is a renowned expert in cosmetic injectables, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients are her top priority.

Usually, when patients think about dermal filler procedures “going wrong, ” they refer to an outcome that does not meet their aesthetic desires. Though this can potentially occur with dermal fillers, it’s highly unlikely to be the result when collaborating with an experienced and artful injector like Dr. Green, who customizes your cosmetic treatment plan to complement your existing facial features to produce beautiful yet natural-looking results.

What is facial fat transfer?

A facial fat transfer (fat grafting) is a surgical procedure that entails taking fat stores from an area of the body and placing the fat into an area of the face that lacks volume. This process is a semi-permanent solution for volume restoration in the face, and results can last for several years. However, over time, some of the injected fat is naturally depleted. To correct the appearance of volume loss from the natural aging process, this procedure relies on surgical fat removal from where stubborn fat can occur, such as the stomach, thighs, or buttocks. The fat cells are then purified and injected into areas of the face such as the cheeks, under-eye hollows, and lips. This cosmetic surgery typically takes about two to three hours to complete, and patients typically undergo general anesthesia for the procedure. This implant procedure requires ample recovery time due to the incisions made on the body. If you are considering a facial fat transfer for cheek augmentation, consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Green who can help you determine which solution will provide you with the best long-lasting cosmetic results.

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Voluma – Two weeks before and after

How much does cheek augmentation cost?

Cheek augmentation with dermal filler can range in price greatly depending on several contributing factors. The price of your non-invasive cheek augmentation will be influenced by the amount of dermal filler product needed to augment the area, as well as the type of filler (hyaluronic acid or alternative formulation) selected for your treatment. Other factors that influence the total cost include the geographic location of the medical office where you are treated and the experience level of your injector. Generally, cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is more affordable than surgical cheek augmentation options. Most patients prefer facial rejuvenation treatment with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers since they can be as effective as cheek augmentation surgery, save time and money, and eliminate risk and recovery time. During your consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals and determine the type and number of dermal filler syringes needed to achieve optimal results. The total cost of your cheek augmentation treatment will be discussed at this time.

Can dermal fillers get rid of jowls?

Many patients tend to assume that injecting the cheeks and providing a lifting effect may be sufficient for minimizing the appearance of the jowls, too. It is important, however, to be realistic about the anticipated results from your cheek filler treatment. Injecting filler into the cheek and midface can provide a lifting effect for the jawline and jowl area, though the results may not be dramatic. For moderate to severe skin laxity at the jowls, a skin-tightening procedure may be more appropriate for treatment and produce better results. Dr. Green often recommends to her patients a skin-tightening procedure called Thermage. Thermage is an RF technology that works by heating the skin to induce collagen production in the dermal layers of the skin. Through this method, patients can observe dramatic skin tightening effects without the need for any downtime whatsoever. Suppose you are concerned about a sunken or hollow appearance at the midface and skin laxity at the jowls. In that case, Dr. Green can help you to construct a customized treatment approach that caters to your concerns and produces ideal cosmetic results that are natural-looking and long-lasting.

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Before/After photo: Juvederm Voluma for cheeks and Restylane under eyes – 2 months

Who should get cheek augmentation?

Dermal filler cheek augmentation can be performed on patients over the age of 21 who are interested in improving facial harmony, contouring the cheekbones, or replacing age-related volume loss in the midface. Due to their temporary and easily adjustable nature, dermal fillers are an ideal option for cheek augmentation, especially for those seeking treatment for the first time. To determine the type of filler and treatment plan that is right for you, it is best to consult with Dr. Green at her Upper East Side New York City dermatology office.

How do I get started with a cheek augmentation in NYC today?

If you struggle with the appearance of a sunken midface or hollow cheeks or simply lack the kind of facial contour that you’d like- cheek augmentation may be the solution for you. Whether you have lost facial volume due to age-related collagen breakdown or naturally lack facial contour at the cheekbones and midface due to genetics, Dr. Green in NYC can provide an artful solution. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in non-invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures, including the best Botox injections and dermal filler treatments in New York City.

Dr. Green has over two decades of experience in cosmetic dermatology and is recognized worldwide for her “less is more” philosophy and aesthetic artistry. When you choose to work with Dr. Green, she will guide you to achieving a rejuvenated and natural-looking appearance so that you look and feel like the best version of yourself. Dr. Green provides her patients from around the globe with the best cosmetic injections for lip augmentation, chin augmentation, cheek augmentation, or pan-facial rejuvenation. Dr. Green is consistently voted one of the best dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times. Please call the office at 212 535 3088 or contact us online to learn more about cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers, and cheek augmentation today.

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