Can Cheek Enhancements Make You Look Younger?
Cheek enhancement treatments are available to help people lift their cheeks or add volume to them. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh offers a wide range of procedures to enhance the cheeks, including surgical and non-surgical treatments. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients undergo cheek treatments to help revitalize their facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that cheek enhancement can be challenging, regardless of the patient. But, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a patient evaluation to determine if a patient can benefit from a cheek improvement procedure. He also uses this evaluation to find out which cheek treatment is the best option for his patient and crafts a treatment plan accordingly.
What Cheek Enhancement Treatment Options Are Available?
Popular cheek enhancement treatments include:
1. Cheek Enhancement Surgery
Dr. Azizzadeh performs a mid-facelift that addresses sagging lower eyelids and cheeks. In fact, the mid-facelift procedure is often ideal for patients who want to lift the cheeks without altering the appearance of their neck and chin.
To perform a mid facelift, Dr. Azizzadeh makes small incisions around the ear in the same way he would during a traditional facelift surgery. He then shifts the muscles surrounding the cheeks and nose upward. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh performs multi-level fat grafting to restore lost facial volume.
A mid facelift can usually be completed in about 60 to 90 minutes, and the initial recovery period after surgery lasts about one week. To date, Dr. Azizzadeh has performed many mid-facelift procedures to treat sagging cheeks and helped his patients achieve a more youthful facial appearance.
2. Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement
Dr. Azizzadeh offers Juvederm cheek enhancement, which involves the use of Juvederm dermal filler injections to temporarily improve the facial appearance.
Juvederm dermal fillers are gel-like injectables used to restore facial volume and correct facial lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. When used for cheek enhancement, Juvederm is injected into the cheeks with a fine needle.
A Juvederm cheek enhancement procedure can be completed in minutes, and it may cause short-term side effects like mild swelling and bruising. Meanwhile, most patients notice results of Juvederm injections within 24 hours of treatment, and these results may last six months or longer.
3. Cheek Thread Lift
A cheek thread lift involves the use of temporary sutures to lift the cheeks. With a thread lift, sagging skin in the cheeks is suspended via stitches, which may help tighten the facial skin. Also, a cheek thread lift may be used to stimulate the production of collagen, which supports healthy skin.
Cheek thread lift procedures are sometimes performed in lieu of facelift surgery. A thread lift may also be performed at the same time as other facial rejuvenation procedures.
4. Cheek Implants
Cheek augmentation involves the insertion of implants into the cheeks. With this procedure, cheek implants help the cheeks look fuller.
There are three cheek implant shapes:
- Malar: Malar cheek implants are placed directly on the patient’s cheekbones.
- Submalar: Submalar cheek implants are used to correct sunken cheeks.
- Combined: A combined treatment involves malar and submalar cheek implants to enhance cheek fullness.
Cheek implant surgery can be performed on its own or in combination with a rhinoplasty, facelift, and other facial rejuvenation treatments. Furthermore, cheek augmentation patients can usually resume their normal activities within one week of surgery.
How to Decide Which Cheek Enhancement Procedure Is Right for You
Cheek enhancement procedures are readily available, and it is important to evaluate all available options closely. To do so, it helps to consider the following questions:
1. Do Cheek Fillers Make You Look Younger?
Cheek fillers and other facial rejuvenation treatments may help patients appear younger, due to the fact that they can restore lost cheek volume and lift the cheeks. However, any cheek enhancement procedure must be performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Azizzadeh is globally recognized for his expertise with cheek enhancement procedures and other facial rejuvenation treatments. He understands each patient has different facial rejuvenation goals, so he learns about them and develops a treatment plan designed to deliver the optimal results.
Also, Dr. Azizzadeh partners with his patient throughout a facial revitalization treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh administers treatment and monitors his patient’s progress, ensuring the patient can benefit from a revitalized facial appearance.
2. Cheek Implants vs. Fillers: Which Option Will Help Me Rejuvenate My Facial Appearance?
The right cheek enhancement treatment varies based on the patient. Therefore, Dr. Azizzadeh thoroughly evaluates a patient before he recommends a procedure to revitalize the cheeks.
An evaluation gives Dr. Azizzadeh the opportunity to review a patient’s medical history and facial features. It also allows the patient to ask questions about cheek implants, fillers, and similar treatments.
Following an evaluation, Dr. Azizzadeh shares his facial rejuvenation treatment recommendation with his patient. Dr. Azizzadeh may recommend cheek implants, fillers, or other treatments, as well as other facial rejuvenation procedures. Then, if the patient decides to undergo a cheek enhancement treatment, Dr. Azizzadeh does his part to safely perform the procedure and deliver the best results.
3. Are There Risks Associated with Cheek Enhancement?
Patients may be ineligible for certain cheek enhancement procedures due to past or current medical conditions. In these cases, Dr. Azizzadeh offers alternative treatment options.
Dr. Azizzadeh only performs a facial rejuvenation procedure if he believes the treatment can benefit a patient and won’t put their health and wellbeing in danger. He also tracks his patient’s progress in the days, weeks, and months after treatment and can address any complications during the recovery period.
4. Where Should I Go for Cheek Enhancement Treatment?
For those who are exploring cheek enhancement options, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to help. As a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with many years of industry experience, Dr. Azizzadeh possesses the skills necessary to safely conduct a facial rejuvenation procedure to lift the cheeks.
Dr. Azizzadeh can meet with a patient to discuss facial rejuvenation treatment options to elevate the cheeks and ensure they complement the eyes, nose, and other facial features. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh can explain all stages of facial rejuvenation procedure, so a patient knows exactly what to expect throughout treatment.
Schedule a Cheek Enhancement Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to provide insights into cheek enhancement treatment options. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.