Aging can bring about many changes in our face, most noticeable is facial volume loss.
This is usually more pronounced in the cheeks, as this area provides a more youthful shape to the mid face.
To address volume loss in the cheeks, patients can decide between surgical cheek augmentation or non-surgical cheek augmentation. There are several factors to consider when deciding between a surgical approach on non-surgical with fillers.
Surgical cheek augmentation will require a plastic surgeon to make two intraoral upper gum incisions and then place the implants in the positioned area. The implants are then fixed to the bone itself to prevent movement. Some surgeries will place a small screw to prevent migration.
During recovery patients will have mild swelling and bruising. Downtime may between 2-3 days. While complications are rare, some complications can include asymmetry, displacement or rotation, visibility of the implants, sensory nerve injury, bleeding and bruising. Should patients wish to remove their implant another surgery would be performed in order to remove the implant.
The hyaluronic acid compound makes cheek augmentation look and feel very natural.
The cost of non-surgical cheek augmentation is less than the cost of surgical augmentation. Dermal fillers used for cheek augmentation are temporary, these can last anywhere from 6 months-2 years. At any time a patient can have their product dissolved if necessary.
Patients can go back to work the next day with minimal swelling or bruising.
If you are considering either a non-surgical cheek augmentation or a surgical augmentation always consult with a certified doctor who can help you in deciding what is best for you.