Cheek Implants and Cheek Fillers Can Help Cheer-Up an Aging Face
A common problem amongst aging adult men and women is an increasing droopiness of the facial features. As you grow older, the effects of sun damage, environmental agents, congenital afflictions, and good old fashioned aging start to attack the face with a vengeance. Your skin begins to sag and droop. Your muscles grow tired and weak. Wrinkles form in every available space, and your entire face eventually starts to look old and saddened. Of course, aging is nothing to be ashamed of. At some point, we all have to face time’s toll on our face. While certain individuals are lucky enough to age gracefully and beautifully, most of us require some upkeep to retain our vibrant and youthful glow. That’s where cheek implants, cheek fillers, and other facial fixers can lend a helping hand.
Cheek Implants vs Cheek Fillers
Cheek implants, or cheek augmentations, involve the surgical insertion of silicone pieces on top of the cheek bones. The process is very similar to breast augmentation, however it obviously takes place in an much more precise and delicate region. When done with care, cheek implants can subtly transform your face. Rather than looking like an entirely new person, you’ll look like a revitalized and youthful version of yourself. However, as with any type of augmentation, the extent of transformation can be increased or decreased depending on the results you desire.
Unlike cheek implants, cheek fillers typically make use of fat transfers and facial injectables to redefine the contour and proportion of the face. Cheek implants and cheek fillers can occasionally be combined to achieve a more dramatic outcome. On their own, cheek fillers usually provide a subtler type of rejuvenation. They also have the added benefit of removing fat cells from one problem area and using them to smooth out and add definition to your facial region.
A good way to think of the difference between cheek implants and cheek fillers is that the latter is often used in conjunction with other injectables to smooth out wrinkles, while also adding some contour and proportionality. On the other hand, cheek implants are utilized to create a more drastic contouring and reshaping of the face, and have less of an impact on fine lines and wrinkles. Still, the results of both procedures are not necessarily mutually exclusive and they each provide relief from the effects of an aging, sunken, and saddening face.
Malar vs Submalar Cheek Implants
Cheek implant surgery is divided by malar implants and submalar implants, however the two can be combined for stronger results. Malar implants are used directly on the cheekbones to maximize the projection of the cheeks and create more contour. Submalar implants rest below the cheekbones and are perfect for combating the relentless sagging that aging faces so often experience. Again, both implants have some overlap within their results, and they can be combined if a fuller transformation is desired.
Cheek Fillers: Fat Transfer vs Other Injectables
Cheek fillers are less permanent than solid silicone implants, however they have the ability to create more precise and delicate results. It’s also the case that some patients prefer a less permanent outcome, and it’s always possible to receive multiple treatments if necessary. In fact, creating a series of treatments is often the best course of action for those that hope to continuously fight against the unfortunate side effects of aging and environmental stressors.
Cheek fillers usually consist of either a fat transfer taken from a problem area on the patient’s body or other injectables such as Juvederm or Restylane. The injectables succeed in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, while also adding some volume. A fat transfer typically adds more volume with less of an effect on the ultra fine lines. Still, a fat transfer kills two birds with one stone by decreasing the fat in a patient’s problem area while helping revitalize the facial region. Both filler treatments result in a smoother, more vibrant, and redefined face.
Cheek implants and cheek filler treatments are very commonly combined with other procedures for a more well-rounded and powerful outcome. Facial liposuction, a facelift, brow and forehead lifts, lip injections, and rhinoplasty are frequently combined to help achieve a patient’s ideal facial look with one fell swoop.
It’s always a good idea to consider combining treatments in order to maximize your results and to feel as happy, vibrant, and youthful as possible. These combined procedures also allow for multiple areas of your body to heal simultaneously, resulting is less downtime and more bang for your buck.
CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa can help you achieve the look that you want. We understand that aging, environmental agents, congenital issues, and many other factors work against you to create an undesirable look and feel to your face over time. At CosmetiCare, our medical staff will work with you to figure out exactly how you want to look. We can detect the underlying causes of your facial distress and create a uniquely suited treatment plan that will leave you feeling beautiful, confident, and comfortable with your new look. Click here to learn more about our cheek implants, cheek fillers, and other facial treatments.
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