We don’t appreciate the advantage of voluminous cheeks when it comes to our overall appearance until the volume is gone. There are many different options to consider that can add volume to our cheeks and give us back that youthful appearance. Augmentations of cheek volume include non-invasive treatments that require minimal to no downtime and those invasive procedures that require some downtime. The option to augment cheeks is accessible for many people from different walks of life. On the other hand, treatments are priced differently but they are highly affordable and there are payment plans available as well. There is a misconception that only women undergo cheek augmentation. The truth is that men do it frequently and it benefits their facial appearance, bringing them back that youthful glow.
The safest and most affordable way to add volume to the cheeks is with injectable fillers. The best fillers for cheek augmentation are Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Radiesse, or Sculptra. These fillers are not permanent and last anywhere between 6 months to 5 years. The injection procedures are fast and simple. There is minimal number of side effects including bruising and swelling. Some fillers are accompanied by fewer and short term side effects for some they may last up to one week. Usually, they resolve pretty quick.
Another option that is considered to be semi-permanent is fat grafting. Fat is injected in the targeted area and results last as long as fat is not lost or dissolved. The great thing about this procedure is that patient’s own fat is used so there nothing foreign is injected into your skin. This procedure costs more than fillers, but it yields longer lasting results.
There are other more invasive treatments such as facelift and cheek implants. Those are both surgical procedures and require some downtime but yield permanent results. Usually, these procedures yield some other benefits or are advised to be accompanied with other treatments to yield more natural results. For example, facelift gets rid of wrinkles and sagging skin, lifting eyebrows and giving volume to cheeks. On the other hand, cheek implants add lost volume to the cheeks but are advised to be combined with wrinkle treatments such as peels, and fillers so the overall youthful appearance looks natural.