As a part of the aging process, it’s completely normal to notice a loss of the facial volume that’s kept you looking youthful and attractive. The aging process is 80% due to volume loss in the face and the cheeks are some of the earliest signs of aging. Cheek augmentation can restore this lost volume, enabling you to regain your youthful glow in the process.
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Rediscover Your Youthful Look
As we get older, our cheeks can lose their fullness and shape, the body’s natural stores of facial fat will break down, and skin elasticity begins to decline resulting in a thinning facial mask, this is happening in conjunction with the gradual bone loss that occurs which undermines the structural foundation of the face.
This loss of volume results in poorly defined cheekbones and a long lower eyelid that makes us look older and have that tired appearance even when we have had a good night’s sleep. This is where Dr. Paul Vitenas can help. Cheek augmentation at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery can help restore your youthful look, enabling you to enjoy boosted self-confidence and improved quality of life. To learn more about how cheek augmentation can benefit you, reach out to us at our Houston location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.
An Effective, Non-Surgical Solution
To combat the early signs of aging, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery offers an innovative, nonsurgical cheek augmentation procedure, dramatically correcting deflated cheeks while providing symmetry and balance to the features.
Using small dermal filler injections, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or fat grafting the cheek augmentation technique will add definition, contour, and volume to the cheekbones while lifting the skin and restoring a youthful appearance.
An Expert Injector You Can Trust
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Paul Vitenas is an expert injector. His nonsurgical cheek augmentation is a safe and effective way to achieve fuller, younger-looking cheeks without the time, discomfort, and serious risks associated with silicone cheek implants.
Your cheek augmentation will be performed at our purpose-built facility, which offers a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. In addition to offering patients all of the expertise and experience that Dr. Vitenas brings to the table, we’re also proud to feature an incredibly warm and helpful staff, who will ensure that your experience is a truly life-changing one. When you’re ready to learn more, reach out to us at our Houston location and set up your consultation today.
Dermal Fillers vs. Cheek Implants
For years, the only way to add contour and definition to the cheekbones was through the placement of a silicone implant. Although the results may look good at first, the technique cannot provide the long-term benefits most people are hoping for because as the face thins and ages the implants often become visible and appear to be in the wrong place. Unfortunately patients age but silicone implants do not, so their original appearance is often much different years after they have been implanted often requiring them to have to be removed.
For this reason, Dr. Vitenas no longer offers cheek implants, choosing to do his cheek augmentation procedures with the newest generation of dermal fillers or fat grafting.
Customizing Your Results
With the ability to create custom-tailored results, Dr. Vitenas will adjust the amount of filler needed to create the desired shape, prominence, and symmetry. For this reason, fillers offer more precise results than surgical placement of a pre-set size implant and are often more predictable than fat grafting.
Keep in mind that as you age, your face will continue to change. The cheek implants that once looked good may no longer be right for your face shape, negatively impacting your overall appearance.
The results from fillers are temporary, so each maintenance treatment can be adjusted to meet your changing needs. Plus, if you are not thrilled with your new look, the results will completely wear off or can be reversed.
The Ideal Cheek Augmentation Candidate
Almost anyone who is unhappy with the shape or prominence of their cheeks may be a potential candidate for cheek augmentation. These patients commonly desire more fullness in their cheek region and improved definition of their features. The best candidate will be in generally good health, understand the cheek augmentation treatment process, and hold realistic expectations for their results. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will examine your facial tissues and discuss your desired results to determine if cheek augmentation is right for you. He will also show before and after photos of other patients who have had cheek fillers demonstrating the improved results.
The Cheek Augmentation Procedure
All cheek augmentation procedures are performed in a private treatment room in the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery office. The length of each procedure depends on the individual patient and the desired results. Most patients are out of the office in about an hour.
Once positioned in a quiet treatment room, a topical or local anesthetic can be administered for optimal comfort. Next, Dr. Vitenas will place small injections of the dermal filler along the cheek, adding more or less to each side for symmetry and contour. Once the injections are finished, you’ll be able to resume your normal routine with little downtime.
The Liquid Facelift
Cheek augmentation is also part of a liquid facelift, which only uses injectables to improve lax skin while adding lift and volume to the features. A liquid facelift will address cheek contour, wrinkles, lax skin, and volume loss using a variety of products including Juvederm, Radiesse, and Botox Cosmetic or Xeomin.
Each filler has its own unique quality making it useful in treating specific concerns. The addition of Botox Cosmetic or Xeomin will smooth dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. A liquid facelift is less expensive than a surgical procedure and has little chance for serious complications.
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Your Recovery Experience
Recovery from cheek augmentation is minimal. Although many patients take the afternoon off to rest, most individuals are feeling good enough to return to work the following day. While you may experience some bruising and mild swelling, these are easily hidden under makeup.
Temporary numbness and tingling along the injection site are also common but will resolve over the next week. To ensure safe and satisfying results, exercise, strenuous activities, and heavy lifting should be postponed for 24 hours.
Enjoying Your Impressive Results
The results from cheek augmentation will last from nine to twenty-four months. While the procedure can provide excellent results when performed alone, the technique can also be paired with other surgical procedures for more dramatic results. For example, the blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or the Browlift (forehead lift) can be added to help brighten and refresh the appearance.
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An in-person consultation is the best way to find out if cheek augmentation is right for you. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vitenas has more than three decades of experience with cosmetic and noninvasive aesthetic procedures.
He is an expert injector and industry leader with Botox Cosmetic, fillers, and nonsurgical facelifts. The only way to ensure a safe cheek augmentation procedure, with little chance for complications, is to trust an experienced surgeon like Dr. Vitenas.
Cheek augmentation is a non-surgical technique using filler or fat to add prominence to the cheekbones and create better facial balance.
Those without serious medical conditions who are not taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, may make a good candidate for the cheek augmentation procedure. Patients should have realistic expectations for their non-surgical results.
Cheek augmentation provides exceptional results on its own. When this technique is combined with a blepharoplasty, nonsurgical rhinoplasty, or browlift, patients can see optimal facial rejuvenation. Cheek augmentation can also be part of a liquid facelift, using fillers to lift and plump the features, creating a more youthful appearance.
At this initial appointment, Dr. Vitenas will perform a physical evaluation of the facial structures and review your medical history. He will discuss your aesthetic goals and answer any questions regarding the procedure. After the cheek augmentation is described in full, and before and after photographs of previous patients have been reviewed, it will be determined if the cheek augmentation is right for you. If so, a detailed non-surgical plan will be created, and the exact cost will be explained.
Cheek augmentation ranges in price according to the particular correction desired. On average, the price of cheek augmentation ranges from $1,500 to $4,500. Cheek augmentation is performed using fillers, such as Radiesse and Juvederm. To determine if cheek augmentation is right for your needs, and to determine the exact price, you’re welcome to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas.
Most cheek augmentation procedures will last less than one hour.
Dr. Vitenas will insert the cheek filler through small injections in the cheek.
Some patients may note mild discomfort over the first few days following a cheek augmentation. Tylenol may be taken after injections to alleviate discomfort.
Most patients fully recover from their cheek augmentation in five to seven days.
Generally, patients are comfortable returning to work the following day after their cheek augmentation.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery gives patients several payment options including cash, all major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit and Alphaeon Credit. See our financing options page or contact our office to find out more.