Facial Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills

Cheek Augmentation for a Youthful and Sculpted Look

They define the face and bring forth a youthful, sculpted quality to your features. Sometimes our cheekbones are not quite as prominent as we wish them to be. Enhancing your facial features with cheek augmentation can vastly improve your overall facial harmony, while still appearing naturally beautiful.

Why Should You Consider a Cheek Augmentation?

High, strong cheekbones have long been seen as a sign of beauty. When one’s cheekbone is not as pronounced or sculpted, one can often feel the face looks dull and less dynamic. As one ages, the tissue over the cheekbone eventually begins to sag, resulting in a flatter, less shapely visage. Some degree of change to one’s face can be achieved with such treatments as injectable fillers, or fat grafting to restore the loss of tissue.

That being said, in some cases, enhanced results may only be possible to achieve with cheek implants, depending on what you’re hoping to gain. Dr. Lee specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face and neck; so you can be sure you’re getting some of the top cheek augmentations Beverly Hills has to offer. Cheek implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials, to better achieve the exact correction that is needed for your unique facial structure.

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About the Cheek Augmentation Procedure

Cheek augmentation can be approached in several ways. If fat grafting is the recommended route, the fat is first carefully harvested from your lower abdomen, through the belly button area so as to avoid any unwanted, noticeable scars. Another option is to take fat from the flank area, through a liposuction-like technique, with the fat still intact. The fat is then separated from other cells and transferred into microsyringes before re-injecting the fat into the cheek area. If choosing to use implants for your cheek augmentation, the cheek implant is either inserted through a very small incision along the inside of your upper lip, or through a small incision within the lower eyelid.

Both of these carefully crafted approaches avoid any visible scars on your face. For a cheek implant, a small pocket is created. The implant is customized for your facial contours before being inserted. The cheek implants can either be placed on top of the cheekbone (which is called malar implants) or they can be positioned below the cheekbone (sub-malar implant).

Some cases call for the cheek implant to be shaped to go on the cheekbone and then extend under the cheekbone, to provide more definition (malar/submalar implant). Whatever technique you choose, know that you’ll be getting among the best cheek augmentation Beverly Hills can provide.

Non-surgical Options for Cheek Augmentation

If you’d prefer to take a non-surgical route regarding cheek augmentation, Dr. Lee will help you decide if fat grafting or fillers such as Restylane or Radiesse are recommended for you. Fillers and fat grafting can be performed in the office with little to no downtime afterwards. If a cheek implant is necessary for cheek augmentation, Dr. Lee uses only medical grade materials that are proven for their durability and safety and are tailored to the individual patient.

Cheek implants for cheek augmentation can also be performed in combination with any coordinating procedures, such as blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, browlift, facelift, or necklift for a more comprehensive, youthful appearance. If you would like to learn more about having a cheek augmentation in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or if you prefer, you may call our Beverly Hills office directly, and one of our staff members will be able to schedule your consultation.

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