Cheek Augmentation Can Define and Enhance Your Face
If you want more defined cheekbones and a fuller, younger-looking face, you may be a candidate for cheek augmentation at our Frisco, TX, practice. Ken Smart, M.D., can use one of two techniques to enhance your cheeks. In some cases, he may perform fat grafting, using your own tissue to boost facial volume. In others, he may recommend carefully selected cheek implants. Either way, when you undergo cheek augmentation at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, you can expect to enjoy greater facial definition, as well as reduced wrinkles and an overall more youthful look.
Is Cheek Augmentation Right for You?
As you have gotten older, you may have lost volume in your face. If you struggle with lost or displaced fat in your midface, you may be a candidate for cheek augmentation. The treatment can also be appropriate if you have naturally flat or undefined cheekbones. Dr. Smart will carefully consider your goals for treatment in order to determine your candidacy. In some cases, a facelift may be a more appropriate way to restore youthful volume.
When you receive implants, the results are permanent, giving your face youthful definition for the rest of your life.
Of course, to qualify for any type of facial plastic surgery, you should be in good health. You should also have realistic expectations for your treatment and a certain amount of remaining skin elasticity.
Cheek Augmentation with Fat Grafting
The specifics of your cheek augmentation treatment will depend on the method that Dr. Smart selects. He often recommends fat grafting, which is the less invasive option. During this treatment, he will perform liposuction on another part of your body. In this way, you can refine and enhance a problem area, such as your abdomen, thighs, or upper arms. Then Dr. Smart will refine and isolate the fat cells by placing them in a centrifuge. Finally, he will inject the purified tissue into your cheek area, enhancing volume and improving your facial contours. Fat grafting involves minimal recovery time. It is also very safe, since there is no risk of rejection.
Cheek Augmentation with Implants
If you desire more dramatic results, Dr. Smart will frequently suggest facial implants. Typically made of silicone, these implants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. During your consultation, Dr. Smart will choose the implants that will look most realistic and that will complement your natural facial contours. Once you are made comfortable with anesthesia, he will insert the implants through hidden incisions. He may place these openings inside your mouth or inside your lower eyelids, depending on the exact shape and position of the implants.
After treatment, you will need several weeks for recovery. Typically, you will be able to go back to work after a week, but it may be up to eight weeks before you can resume all your physical activities. Nevertheless, because of the striking results that implants can provide, many patients are happy to make this time investment.
How Cheek Augmentation Can Benefit You
Whether you undergo fat grafting or receive implants, cheek augmentation can significantly improve your appearance, helping you look much younger and more rejuvenated. By boosting volume, the implants or fat cells will also fill in wrinkles and hollows under your eyes. At the same time, Dr. Smart works very carefully and conservatively. Therefore, your results should look completely natural. Plus, when you receive implants, the results are permanent, giving your face youthful definition for the rest of your life.
If you desire even more comprehensive effects, Dr. Smart can combine cheek augmentation with another procedure. For example, BOTOX® Cosmetic can dramatically enhance the area around your forehead and eyes.
Refine Your Appearance
You can learn more about the different methods of cheek augmentation during a visit with Dr. Smart. Schedule your complimentary consultation by contacting our office today.