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Fillers or Fat Injections for Upper Cheek Fat Loss?
6 Doctor Answers | Asked by sunshine26 in Orange County, CA
Proceures for treating upper cheek hollowness
Upper cheek hollowness can be treated with hyaluronic acid fillers, cheek implants, fat injection. In our practice we prefer fat fascial grafts (LiveFill(TM), fully alive untraumatized grafts from the patient's own tissues for the cheek area. LiveFill grafts are placed in precise pockets in the cheeks. They have a higher survival rate than fat injection grafts in our published studies. Livefill has completely replaced cheek implants and fat injection in the cheeks in our practice. Often...
Juvederm is best for gaunt cheeks.
Hi! Since you are so young, I would recommend staying away from surgery such as fat injections. Juvederm injections do a great job of filling up the cheeks, and the result can last a year.
Micro fat grafting, facial contouring, facial fillers
Thank you for your Question! Facial volume restoration and facial contouring can be done with fillers or micro fat injections. They are both safe and will give lasting results. The fillers may include Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, Evolence. They are temporary results and will give you a good idea as to what can be achieved with micro fat grafting. They are done in the office and you may have some bruising up to 10 days. The Micro Fat Grafting is sone in the operating room and...
Fillers for face
There are many different kinds of facial fillers to fill out cheek depressions. Hyaluronic acids like Juvederm and Restylane can help. Radiesse and Sculptra are also sometimes recommended.
Both are good options with positives and negatives
Fillers used for the upper cheeks include radiesse, restylane, juvederm, perlane. These are temporary. Radiesse should only be used in the deeper planes of the cheek especially around the lower eyelids. The white appearance of radiesse can be seen through the thin skin of the eyelids if you are not careful and place it too superficial. The others are hyaluronic acids and they are clear looking and can be place almost anywhere. Because they are clear when they are injected into areas of...
Hyaluronic fillers first and then fat injections.
I generally like to begin with hyaluronic fillers for two main reasons: it allows me to adjust and determine the volume of fill desired. It can be done in the office with minimal downtime. if the patient is dissatisfied, it can be partially corrected with off label use of hyaluronidase. Once the volume and location is established and the patient is satisfied, we set aside time to do the fat injections, if desired, for a longer term or larger volume correction.