Can Injectable Fillers Be Used to Fill Cheeks?

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Can fillers be used to fill in the cheeks?


Fillers can be used to fill in the cheeks but some do a better job than others. When I see a patient who has loss of volume in the face I immediately consider volume replacement and my first choice is Sculptra. I fill the sub-malar area to start and then use it in the mid-cheek and naso-labial folds. While you can use the HAs such as Juvederm or Restylane for filling the cheeks these agents are relatively short lived and the volumes required make their use quite expensive. Radiesse is slightly better in this location but has the tendency to separate.

Sculptra requires at least three separate sessions of 1-2 vials and stimulates your own collagen. The results last two years or more once full correction is achieved. I have my patients return in a year for maintenance "tweaks". If my patient is in need of a "quick fix", I would use an HA but I would want to start Sculptra at the same time for longer lasting results.

I hope this helps.

New York Plastic Surgeon
3.4 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Fillers for cheeks

Absolutely! Voluma XC is the first and only FDA-approved gel to instantly add volume to the cheek area and enhance your cheekbone, adding contour and lift to your face. Results last up to two years. Contains the local anesthetic lidocaine to help improve comfort during the treatment.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Fillers for cheeks

Fillers are great for replacing volume lost from aging, such as in the cheek area. You may want to consider Voluma, the latest from Juvederm. Voluma has been specially formulated to restore facial volume lost over time and is the first of its kind.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

Fillers for cheek hollows

Yes injectable fillers can be used to fill the cheeks. This may take a substantial volume of material which can accumulate costs quite quickly. Fillers typically start around $500 and range to $700 per cc of material.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Injectable fillers are commonly used to fill the cheeks

Cheek augmentation with injectable fillers is very commonly performed.  Radiesse, Evolence, Perlane, Restylane and Juvederm are commonly used, all with pleasing results.  Full cheeks contribute to a more youthful appearance, hence the large patient demand for this.

Best of luck.

Sam Jejurikar, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 92 reviews

Injectable Fillers work well for cheek augmentation.

Injectable Fillers are a wonderful option to add lost volume to your cheeks. As we age, we all lose fat volume in our cheeks, and restoration of this volume leads to a more youthful appearance.

I've attached a link to my Injectable Filler photos for your perusal.

Best regards.

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

Cheek fillers

For patients that complain about poor cheek prominence, fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane are great products that can be used to give cheek fullness. 

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Most Definitely

All the Hyaluronic acid fillers, plus Radiesse and Scultpra do very well in augmenting the cheeks.

   In fact, if there is any left over after other filler procedures, ask your physician to add some to the cheeks if possible.

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
Virginia Beach Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Injectable fillers make great cheeks

Injectable fillers are mostly FDA approved for naso-labial lines and folds. However, they are use to make great cheeks. I actually use more fillers for cheeks than lines and folds. Using a filler such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse or Sculptra, cheeks can be made more youthful. This will help reduce hollow, sunken cheeks that are a sign of aging. They can also restore once fabulous cheekbones that no longer have any soft tissue over them. Which filler depends on need, cost and recovery time.

By filling cheeks, nasolabial folds are raised up and out for overall more youthful facial contour. Of course each patient needs to be treated as an individual, but I have found that even if the problem is "just" nasolabial folds, filling the cheeks as well creates a more natural, youthful result.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Injectable fillers for the cheeks

Volume enhancement for the cheeks with injectable fillers is one of the main uses of these products.  Depending on the treatment you need, quite a variety of products are available - just avoid using any "permanent" fillers as these can cause serious problems years later. 

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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