Fillers or cheek lift? (photos)
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Fillers or cheek lift?
Cheek lift vs. Fillers
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Fillers or cheek lift?
Thank you for sharing your question and photos. It appears you are a great candidate for dermal fillers to the midface and tear troughs. In my practice, I have had great results using a filler like Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma to restore lost volume in the cheek area. I would also recommend tear trough filler, such as Restylane, to improve the appearance of the hollows under your eyes. With regards to the mid face sagging you are noticing, you are a great candidate for a procedure called NovaThreads, which are absorbable PDO sutures that are positioned beneath the skin to lift sagging facial tissue. This is an office-based procedure with essentially no downtime. The results last at least 6 months, at which time the procedure can be repeated to maintain the lifting effect. It does not appear that you are a surgical candidate just yet so it may be worthwhile to maintain with non-surgical procedures at this time. I recommend consulting with a board certified specialist who performs these procedures in order to get more information about the best treatment options for you. Best of luck.
46 yr old male. Fillers or cheek lift?
Based upon the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, men look chiseled and handsome with angularity in the cheeks, chin and mandibular angles. A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective. The following procedures would create a more ruggedly handsome face.
- Cheek augmentation with cheek implants to add angularity to the cheeks and mid face.
- Chin augmentation, using a chin implant, to add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.
- Augmentation of the mandibular angles using a dermal filler (jaw implants have too many unwanted side effects IMHO) to add volume, angularity and flare to the jaw line.
If you have "jowls" this is sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a facelift, not Cheek Augmentation. I have performed many Cheek Augmentations over the past 30 years and the notion that Cheek Implants or dermal fillers to the cheeks, by themselves, will lift tissues is an urban myth. Filler to the cheeks or cheek implants will shape the cheeks but alone will not lift up the jowls. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
fillers versus cheek implants
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