Immobile top half of cheeks when smiling, after Radiesse to apples/cheekbones. Would a thinner filler be better? (Photo)
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Immobile cheeks after filler
One of the goals in facial recontouring is to correct volume deficits while maintaining a natural look at rest as well as with movement of the facial muscles. It Is definitely possible to achieve, with careful planning using different fillers in different areas of the face and avoiding too much filler in the apple cheek area. In your case, I believe Voluma placed in pillars rather than as a solid mass in strategic areas of the lateral cheek before placing any in the mid cheek will give you the best results. Radiesse is a wonderful filler especially where you want to achieve a lot of volume correction with a small amount of filler and where a little more stiffness is a good thing, such as under the oral commissures, where you want to lift the corners of the mouth, the marionette lines, and the cleft of the chin, as well as the temples and jawline, but I have found it to be less helpful in the mid cheek area.
All the best,
Radiesse and Facial Sagging / Lipoatrophy / Wrinkles
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