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Cheek Enhancement

Cheek Enhancement Information: All You Need to Know to Make the Right Decision

As one of the top cosmetic surgeons specializing in the most effective facial procedures, Dr Young and his team get a lot of questions about cheek enhancement procedures. And as the leader of a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals that have deeply researched the subject, Dr Young helps answer and resolve the most frequently asked questions about cheek enhancement and augmentation.

The Top 5 Questions and Answers about Cheek Enhancement Surgery

What is cheek enhancement?

Cheek EnhancementThe older you get, the more loose skin, lines and furrows appear on the cheeks and bags under the eyes just get worse. Both men and women may become dissatisfied with a sagging, flattening and loss of volume in the cheek area because of how it makes the face look older and tired all the time. Dr Young is most typically approached for cheek enhancement or augmentation procedures by people wishing to look younger, fresher and rejuvenated.

Cheek enhancement is any procedure that helps to improve the look of the cheek – some people may want to change the shape, some want to lift the contours; others want to increase the volume. Some people struggle with chubby cheeks their entire life and all they may want is leaner cheeks. So you could say that cheek implants or filler as well as cheek reduction surgery all fall within the realm of cheek enhancements.

What can I expect from a cheek enhancement procedure?

There are surgical as well as non-surgical procedures that fall under cheek enhancements. It depends upon the techniques that a surgeon uses, the services their team offers and what will suit the individual best. In some cases, surgical implants may be used – these could be done using open incisions or less invasive keyhole (endoscopic) surgery. Or the cosmetic surgeon could use non-invasive injectable fillers to help increase volume and improve cheek shape and contour.

How is it different from a facelift?

A facelift is a long and complex procedure that involves several areas of the face which typically requires anesthesia and significant recovery times. Facelifts are fairly invasive procedures that carry significant risks, whereas cheek enhancements could be less so. People who opt for cheek enhancements tend to be younger than those who get facelifts, i.e. people who don’t yet need a full facelift. Cheek enhancements can help create subtle improvements in parts of the face, without it being obvious.

What is the best filler for cheek enhancement procedures?

Sometimes implants such as solid silicone, high density porous polythene or a material known as ePTFE may be used to surgically augment the cheeks. The alternative is non-invasive injections of certain types of hyaluronic acid or fat taken from another part of the body. These are used as filler and injected into the cheek to enhance and improve the facial contours. To find out what will work best for you, call or write in for a free consultation with Dr Young and his team.

What are the costs and recovery times for cheek enhancement?

Costs and recovery times will vary significantly with the type of procedure you opt for. However, generally speaking, the less invasive the procedure, the quicker is the recovery and the fewer the chances of complications. These procedures also tend to be more economical.