I am 35 and looking to enhance my cheeks and chin. I had Radiesse injected in both cheeks and in my chin and loved the look (1cc per cheek and 0.5 chin). But two years later, my cheeks have deflated back to normal. Can you tell me which way will provide a more permanent, natural look that will improve the proportions of my face between traditional implants and the newer fat-grafting? Or are neither of these preferable, and should I just stick to getting the injectables every couple years?
What is the best choice for improving cheek and chin volume? Implants, fat grafting, or injectable? (photos)
Doctor Answers 5
Fat for me
Fat grafting is the ideal filler technique for me.It is natural and the longest lasting of the filler products.
Sculptra also works well for 2-3 years and is less 'surgical' if that might be what you prefer.
Hope that helps.
Chin/Cheek Augmentation -- Fillers such as Radiesse, Voluma, Perlane; Fat; Implants; Sculptra
Implants, fat grafting or fillers for cheek and chin volume?
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Best choice for improving cheek and chin volume? Implants, fat grafting, or injectable?
- 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. I have performed many Chin Augmentations using chin implants for over 30 years. From the photos, your chin is weak. 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, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty. I perform chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone.
- 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.
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