New Orleans aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, lifts and defined cheeks with cheek augmentation surgeries.
It is also common to combine the two methods for a natural, youthful look.
Many individuals find strong cheekbones to be appealing and offer a youthful appearance. Cheek augmentation places implants or fillers within the mid-face to correct the loss of volume that occurs with weight loss, aging or gravity. Juvederm Voluma XC, for example, is a filler that can be used to enhance the facial contours or complement a facial implant. The hyaluronic acid formula helps restores volume to the midface. Cheek augmentation surgery, on the other hand, involves placing a soft silicone gel implant through the mouth to reside along the bone within the cheek. This surgery alone may take years off the face and also helps decrease the visible effects of laugh lines, and wrinkles around the mouth. It is common for patients to start with fillers and then progress to surgery.
Cheek implants are either placed within the malar (directly on the cheek bone) or submalar (below the cheekbone) area. These are inserted through incisions made typically within the upper lip or below the eyes. Implants can vary in type, size and shape depending on the analysis of the cheek structure. Listed below are the common methods used for cheek augmentation techniques.
Silicone is a permanent solution to add volume to the cheeks with a variety of shapes and sizes that match the patient’s preference. Dr. Khoobehi will consider the silicone shape and size, as well as the definition the implant will provide after analyzing the 3D Vectra picture that will be taken at your consultation appointment. Pockets will be made directly against the cheekbone where the implants will be fitted and sutured. This type of silicone is unlike the silicone gel found in breast implants and it is a safer option because it is a solid form and does not run any risks of leakage.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural occurring substance within the body and often found in the connective tissue. It is processed as an injectable filler for medical purposes, including aesthetic surgery. The least invasive of all procedures, the filler is injected in deep layers within the mid-face area. While most fillers create beautiful, natural results, the outcome is not permanent. Most fillers will last approximately 6-9 months.
Fat grafting is another natural substance that can be injected into the mid-face to enhance volume. Dr. Khoobehi performs this procedure by utilizing the patient’s own fat tissues thats harvested from donor sites using liposuction, and then injected into the cheeks. Fat can also be absorbed by the body over time, so similar to an injectable filler, this option does not create a permanent result.
Cheek augmentation is done as an local anesthesia at Dr. Khoobehi accredited surgical suite. Bruising, swelling and numbness are a part of the immediate recovery and usually subside within the second week. Although the result is instantly noticeable, over the course of a few months as the implant settles into its new position, the results will become softer and natural in appearance.
The average cost of cheek augmentation is about $2,500 – $5,000. This primarily depends on the type of implants or fillers used. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in performing Cheek Augmentation. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
Cheek Augmentation FAQs
Implants Or Fillers?
Generally, both have long-standing records when it comes to safety. The major concern that many patients have is how permanent the results are. Injectable fillers are mostly temporary. As these are manufactured from natural substances, a great volume of the filler is absorbed by the body. Silicone implants are made solid in this type of augmentation and has no risk of leakage, which renders them more permanent than the other materials. Contact Dr. Khoobehi office to retrieve a customizable quote by scheduling a consultation!
Initially, the face will feel stretched and tight as the implants settle into its position. This is normal and the sensation will gradually disappear. D. Khoobehi has mastered performing facial procedures to ensure that the results align with aesthetic goals. Contact Dr. Khoobehi office to retrieve a customizable quote by scheduling a consultation!
Will There Be Scars?
Since the incisions are made within the mouth and underneath the upper lip, the scars will not be visible.
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