Do you wish you had high cheekbones or more definition to your face? Cheek fillers have become a popular option for women and men hoping to enhance their facial features.
As we age, changes in the skin, bone, and soft tissue occur. This can leave your face looking a bit deflated with flat or sagging cheeks.
Unlike cheek implants, which require plastic surgery, cheek fillers are a temporary and minimally invasive procedure. They can help sculpt your face, making you look younger and more refreshed.
Are you considering enhancing your cheeks? Here’s everything you need to know about getting cheek fillers.
What Do Cheek Fillers Do?
A cheek filling procedure helps increase the volume of your cheeks and gives your face a more defined look. They are commonly used by people who have lost volume or fullness in their faces.
Cheek filler does more than make your cheeks look fuller. It can help smooth away fine lines, camouflage asymmetry, and enhance facial contour.
It’s a versatile cosmetic procedure that can be widely used across races, ages, and skin textures. Cheek fillers can work wonders to restore lost volume and enhance your bone structure.
Cheek filling requires an artistic eye to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. Choose a provider who doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. The most talented providers customize treatments to match the patient’s needs and goals.
What Is Cheek Filler?
Providers most often use a hyaluronic acid-based filler in this area of the face. They are easily reversible and adjustable if they use too much or too little.
Another category of dermal fillers called bio stimulators can also be used to enhance the cheekbone area and improve projection. They are irreversible and often require multiple sessions to see visible results.
This type of filler lasts longer than HA-based fillers. Providers inject filler into different parts of the cheek to achieve various benefits.
For example, filler placed higher can make it seem like the light is hitting the cheeks perfectly. For noticeable deeper lines near the mouth and nose or for those losing cheek volume, the provider may choose to inject the larger area of the cheek to achieve the desired effect.
Plump and Fill Laugh Lines
For those concerned with fine lines or loss of volume, cheek filler can address these issues. Cheek filler can enhance the shape of your face, help “re-inflate’ the outer cheek, lift the cheek, and make the nasolabial folds less noticeable.
Help With Dark Under Eye Shadows
Did you know under-eye shadows can be caused by sagging cheeks? There’s more you can do about the problem than simply applying concealer every day.
Clever cheek filler placement can diminish dark circles and help you appear more awake and refreshed.
Contour and Highlight
For younger patients, the goal of cheek filler is a little different. Instead of cheek plumping, the goal may be to enhance the cheek area to mimic contour and highlighter makeup.
Filler adds a lift to make you look a bit lighter, brighter, and more enhanced.
Refill Concave Temples
When you lose cheek volume, you can lose volume in the temple area as well. Cheek filler can enhance the cheek area, but if placed correctly, can also make the temples appear more pronounced.
An expert in dermal fillers understands that everything needs to be in harmony. The goal is for the fillers to highlight your cheekbones, create symmetry, and enhance your facial features.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Before having any cosmetic procedure, you’ll want to schedule a consultation. A provider will examine your face and cheekbones and listen to your goals.
They will provide guidance and advice about moving forward with the procedure. They will discuss the procedure and the results you can expect.
In most cases, the result is subtle. More dramatic results require surgery.
Cheek filling is an outpatient procedure. It normally takes between 15 to 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the patient. You will be asked to stop taking any blood thinners for about two weeks before the procedure.
On the day of your appointment, your provider will apply an anesthetic to the cheek area to numb the skin. They will then inject fillers to achieve the effect you discussed.
For most patients, the change is noticeable right away. However, it may take a few days for the desired effect to be fully noticeable.
Recovery is quick and most patients can return to their normal routines right away.
Cheek Filler Cost
The price you pay for cheek fillers depends on the credentials of the one performing the procedure, their location, and the number of syringes needed to achieve the desired result.
Costs can vary quite a bit. The average cost is around $1,000 to $1,500 per syringe. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, do not shop around for the cheapest procedure.
You want a certified specialist with plenty of experience and a solid reputation in the community.
How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?
Although cheek fillers are temporary, you can experience results that last for several years. To achieve the same effect, you will need additional injections at some point.
If you’re looking for a permanent solution, surgery may be the better option.
Enhance Your Look With Cheek Fillers
If you want to restore that youthful look to your cheeks, cheek fillers may be the perfect solution. Cheek filling is a temporary, non-invasive procedure that can make your face appear more defined and youthful.
At La Belle Vie Plastic Surgery, we enhance, rejuvenate, and restore face and body to help improve our patients’ self-esteem and empower them on their journey. The patient experience is what matters most to us.
We strive to provide excellent patient care and the beautiful outcome you desire. We’d love to talk with you about our cheek-filling procedures and other techniques designed to give you a more radiant and youthful look.
Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.