A less invasive solution to lack of volume and projection in the cheeks
Fat grafting is an excellent alternative to cheek augmentation with implants. This procedure involves fat micro-injections (the fat can be harvested in the patient’s areas of excess fat with liposuction) in the cheeks. This procedure offers excellent results thanks to modern fat harvesting, processing and injection techniques.
Fat grafting is a minimally invasive treatment that can achieve more significant improvements compared to cheek augmentation with implants. Fat grafting can increase cheek projection permanently, as opposed to another temporary treatment : hyaluronic based filler injections.
Cheek augmentation with filler injections
Filler injections are another common treatment for cheek volume restoration and hollowed cheeks. The most commonly used fillers products are hyaluronic based fillers since this substance is naturally occuring in the human body.
Practitioners sometimes recommend filler injections in order for their patients to get a better idea of what type of result cheek augmentation with implants or fat grafting can achieve. If the results are satisfying, patients can then decide to opt for a permanent improvement with cosmetic surgery. This approach prevents certain patients from making a decision they will regret later on. The effect of hyaluronic based fillers are temporary, which can be seen as a disadvantage, but also as a benefit since patients who are not satisfied with their result can reverse the procedure or simply wait for the product to subside, which corresponds to a period of 4 to 6 months. This approach is the best way for patients who are unsure about cosmetic surgery to make up their mind.
Filler injections only take 20 minutes and can be performed in a surgeon’s office. Local anesthesia for this procedure, which allows patients to resume their usual activities for the rest of the day.
Fillers injections can be used to highlight the cheeks, rejuvenate and harmonize the face. It can draw new facial contours and improve definition in targeted areas.
In certain cases, spécialists recommend a facelift combined with filler injections in order to achieve a more comprehensive result with a better looking and well hydrated skin. Other non-invasive options such as mesotherapy can also be used to optimize the effect of fillers.