Cheek Augmentation Can Rejuvenate Your Facial Features
Cheek augmentation can significantly improve the overall appearance of a patient’s face. If you would like to enjoy more youthful-looking facial features or the appearance of higher cheekbones, Dr. David Passaretti can perform cheek augmentation at his Darien, CT, plastic surgery office. We offer both surgical and non-surgical cheek augmentation treatments to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore the volume of your cheeks that has been lost with age. To learn more about our cheek augmentation treatment options, contact our practice and schedule an appointment today.
If you are seeking a minimally invasive cheek augmentation treatment to subtly enhance the appearance of your face, we offer multiple injectable treatments to achieve your goals. These injectable options include:
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC: This injectable gel is specially formulated for cheek augmentation. Dr. Passaretti will inject the gel into your cheeks to instantly enhance them and help to correct age-related volume loss.
- Sculptra®: With Sculptra®, we will inject your cheeks with a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen and gradually and subtly eliminate facial wrinkles and folds. Dr. Passaretti will perform a series of Sculptra® injections roughly three weeks apart, and the results of this procedure can last for several years.
- Perlane®: This filler gel is similar to JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, except it features larger gel particles of hyaluronic acid, which can achieve more significant facial contouring.
Dr. Passaretti can review the unique features of each injectable option in greater detail during a personal consultation.
Augmentation with Implants
Patients seeking more dramatic and long-lasting results can undergo surgical cheek augmentation with implants. Even if you did not previously have high cheekbones, cheek augmentation with implants can achieve this appearance. Dr. Passaretti can help you choose the best size and shape of cheek implant based on your unique characteristics and goals.
During cheek augmentation surgery, Dr. Passaretti will make small incisions inside of the mouth where the upper gum line meets the upper lip. Next, he will insert a cheek implant to create a more attractive, lifted look. After the incisions are closed, patients will typically require about two weeks to recover completely, although they can often resume work and regular activities after one week.
Candidates for Cheek Augmentation
In order to undergo surgical or non-surgical cheek augmentation, patients should be 18 years or older (or at least 21 for certain treatments) and meet a few requirements. Candidates for cheek augmentation are those who are in good overall health and seeking fuller, more defined cheeks. Additionally, cheek augmentation candidates should not smoke or use tobacco, since it can interfere with their ability to heal. At your initial consultation, Dr. Passaretti will examine your face and discuss your aesthetic goals to determine if cheek augmentation is right for you. Additionally, we will review your medical records to ensure you are not allergic to the implant or filler used during treatment.
Learn More During a Consultation
Whether you decide to pursue surgical or injectable cheek augmentation, Dr. Passaretti and his skilled team can help you enjoy more youthful-looking facial features. To learn more about cheek augmentation, contact our practice today.