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 enables patients to undergo cheek treatments that can revitalize their facial appearance. 

Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that boosting the fullness of the cheeks can be challenging, regardless of patient. He performs an 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 treatments to increase cheek fullness include:

Cheek Enhancement Surgery

Dr. Azizzadeh performs a mid facelift that addresses sagging lower eyelids and cheeks. 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. In addition, 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.

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. The injectables can be inserted 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. The initial results of Juvederm injections typically appear within 24 hours of treatment. These results may last six months or longer.

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 can tighten the facial skin. Also, a cheek thread lift can 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 can also be performed at the same time as other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Cheek Implants

Cheek augmentation involves the insertion of implants into the cheeks. With this procedure, cheek implants can help make the face look more attractive and youthful 

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 Procedure to Enhance the Cheeks Is Right for You

Procedures to improve cheek fullness are readily available, and it is important to evaluate all available options closely. To do so, it helps to consider the following questions:

Do Cheek Fillers Make You Look Younger?

Cheek fillers and other facial rejuvenation treatments can help patients appear younger, due to the fact that they can restore lost cheek volume and lift the cheeks. However, in order to get the best results, a cheek procedure must be performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon. 

Dr. Azizzadeh is globally recognized for his expertise with facial rejuvenation treatments. He understands each patient has different reasons for pursuing cheek procedures. So, he finds out why a patient is considering these procedures 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.

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 treatment, Dr. Azizzadeh does his part to safely perform the procedure and ensure it can deliver the best results.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Cheek Improvement Procedure?

The best candidates for cheek improvement treatments are generally in good overall health. These candidates may have cheeks that are flat, thin, or saggy. They may have previously tried other treatments to improve the appearance of the cheeks as well. 

Dr. Azizzadeh performs a medical assessment before he recommends a cheek improvement procedure. He only recommends treatment if he believes a procedure is both safe and effective for a patient.

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.

Where Should I Go for Cosmetic Treatment to Improve the Cheeks?

For those who are exploring cosmetic treatments to enhance the cheeks, 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.

How to Identify the Right Cheek Improvement Treatment Option

Those who want to improve the appearance of cheeks have many options at their disposal. Here are tips to help weigh the pros and cons of these options.

Conduct Research

Learn as much as possible about different treatments to enhance the cheeks. Explore surgical and non-surgical treatment options, find out why they work, and examine their potential side effects and complications.

Establish Realistic Treatment Goals

Determine what can be accomplished during a cosmetic procedure for the cheeks. Dr. Azizzadeh can provide insights into how cheek procedures can provide short- and long-term results. He can also help a patient get an idea of how he or she will look after a cosmetic procedure. That way, a patient can craft realistic treatment goals.     

Make a Budget

Figure out how much can be spent on a procedure to bolster the appearance of the cheeks. A cheek treatment is usually considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, Dr. Azizzadeh offers financing options to help patients cover the cost of cheek treatments and other cosmetic procedures.

Schedule a Consultation

Meet with a cheek improvement treatment expert. Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has performed many cheek treatments over the years. He can teach a patient about all aspects of cheek procedures and help them make an informed decision regarding treatment.

Choose the Right Surgeon

Select a surgeon who understands the challenges and opportunities provided by cheek improvement procedures. The surgeon should possess extensive cosmetic treatment expertise and can share their knowledge with patients.   

Dr. Azizzadeh wants his patients to feel comfortable with cheek procedures and other cosmetic treatments. He is happy to meet with a patient to discuss various treatments to improve the facial appearance.

Schedule a Cheek Enhancement Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh

Dr. Azizzadeh is available to provide insights into cosmetic treatment options for the cheeks. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today

Dr. Azizzadeh offers in-person and virtual consultations to people who are considering a cosmetic procedure. To find out more, please contact us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.

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