Cheek Augmentation with Injectable Fillers

Can cheek augmentation with fillers make a dramatic change in your face? Thank you so much for answer.

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Cheek Augmentation with Injectable Fillers

Yes, cheek augmentation with injectable fillers can make a dramatic difference in the face. The face normally loses its fullness with age. This can help significantly before a facelift, and some facelift techniques worsen this and actually need the added fullness. The MACS Lift and some others actually fill the cheek without using fillers. Both off the shelf fillers and your own fat work well.

Highlands Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Fillers are an excellent option for Cheek Augmentation

Fillers are truly an excellent option for both dramatic and very subtle changes to the cheeks.  As we age we experience volume and fat loss in the face that can create hollows and shadows that weren't there previously.  Some people lack volume or projection in their cheeks and mid-face throughout their lives...Cheek bone challenged shall we say.... Though any of the fillers can be used for augmentation, I prefer Radiesse for those wanting the quick change and really like Sculptra for gradual build up of the cheeks or more global facial volumization.  Radiesse is great because we can be very precise in how much is placed and where. Most people are asymmetric to begin with and fillers are a great way to create the symmetry we may have always lacked or fill a slight depression or hollowness that allows the face to have a smoother contour.


Dr. Grant Stevens


Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Fillers and fat injections for cheeks.

There are many different fillers available for fillers. The most readily available filler is your own fat. This tends to involve a minor surgical procedure but has the potential to be the best long term solution. Other fillers include Perlane, Resytlane, Radiesse, as well as many other fillers depending on your particular condiiton as well as surgeon preference or experience. Discuss options with a qualified injector.

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

Great option for cheek augmentation

A long lasting filler such as Radiesse is an excellent option for cheek augmentation. this can be done progressively and sculpted to look great and extraordinarily natural. The key is a very deep placement to act as a true implant . More superficial placement is a poor choice and may result in real problems that are difficult to correct and take a long time to resolve.. The modern fillers are much better and more reliable than fat injections. I feel that this is in fact the best use of fillers today.

Ludwig A. Allegra, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Cheek Augmentation with Fillers

Dramatic results can be achieved using fillers for cheek augmentation. The duration of improvement is longer if the patient's own fat is injected to sculpt the cheek contour. The obvious advantage is minimal time for recovery.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Nonsurgical Cheek Enhancement with Injectable Filler Augmentation

Hi urbay in florida,

Cheek enhancement can be done without surgery. While plastic surgery such as cheek lifts, midface lifts, or silicone cheek implants work well in appropriate candidates, nonsurgical cheek treatments can also produce great results to enhance the face and cheeks.

Nonsurgical cheek enhancement procedures include fat injection, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Selphyl. Selphyl is the newest method and least studied at this time. Injectable fillers are typically given in the office with local anethesia. Some results are immediate (Radiesse, fat), while some results slowly develop over time (Sculptra, Selphyl). These fillers have potential for long-term improvement of the sun damage in the cheek areas.

Some patients can be disappointed with nonsurgical treatments. Results are typically temporary and must be repeated to maintain the aesthetic improvement. While some patients have dramatic results, fillers may not produce the same results as cosmetic surgery for some patients. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a plastic surgeon or dermatologist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

Dr. Chaboki

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Nonsurgical Cheek Augmentation Works Very Well

Loss of the cheek fat pads with the years, as well as the downward migration of whatever remains of these pads, contributes indirectly to the development of many of the facial changes we commonly describe as facial aging. These include the hollows, dark circles, crinkles and bags under the eyes, pronounced smile lines and marionette lines, and even the jowls along the jawline. It goes without saying that it leads directly to the loss of the rounded contours of the cheeks and the blush of youth.

Because of the central role that the cheeks play in a youthful appearance, re-volumizing (i.e. reinflating) them  with injectable contouring agents can not only restore their youthful shape, but improve the surrounding regions, such as under the eyes or the smile line area, as well, giving the face a kind of "minilift.'  For this reason, some injectors actually suggest treating the cheeks first, since less material may then be needed for other areas afterward, such as the smile lines.

Radiesse, because it is a more robust material than hyaluronic acid products, and tends to last longer, is my material of choice for the job, although thicker hyaluronic acid agents, like Juvederm UltraPlus and Perlane may also be used successfully. . 

Nelson Lee Novick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Fillers provide significant change to cheeks

Fillers that are injected deep and just above the bone of the cheeks can provide a dramatic improvement in cheek fullness and youthfulness.  The two most common fillers I use for this application are Radiesse and Sculptra and each has a little different profile and effectivness.  Discuss your goals with your surgeon and come up with a plan that works for you.

Best Wishes

Dr. Peterson

Marcus L. Peterson, MD
Saint George Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Cheek Augmentation with Injectable Fillers

Yes I love this very simply technique using either Radeisse, Artefill, PMMA, Selphyl, or fat. Results are at leasty a year but everyones metabolism is different so the longevity is uncertain. Best of luck. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Juvederm works well for cheek augmentation.

Artistically placed fillers can make a big improvement.

When we want to augment the cheek bones (as opposed to the soft tissues), then we inject Radiesse deeply.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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