Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation

Throughout history, features such as high cheekbones and plump cheeks have been associated with youth and vitality in various societies. As people get older, the natural aging process takes its toll, resulting in a loss of volume in the cheeks and unwanted skin laxity. These effects can make the eyes and cheeks appear hollow and even cause the cheek itself to sag. This ultimately gives patients a tired, sunken-in look.

Fortunately, Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation in Chicago can reverse these effects. A non-surgical cheek lift works by restoring lost volume in the cheeks, giving the patient a more youthful aesthetic and reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds.

What Is Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation?

The cheeks play a vital role in the overall aesthetic of the face. Cheeks that are overly narrow can sometimes affect the look of other facial features, creating a dull, flat facial appearance. If the cheek area is overly hollow, however, it can give the patient an unhealthy or aged appearance. Many patients turn to cheek augmentation as a means of adding volume to the cheek area to give the face a boost in definition and youthful fullness. 

While cheek implants were once a popular treatment, dermal fillers have knocked it from the top place. These non-surgical options are preferred by many due to the fact that there is no lengthy surgical process or downtime required. Beyond that, non-surgical cheek augmentation is a quick procedure that can be performed in a matter of minutes. 

It goes without saying that a non-surgical cheek augmentation is far safer and less expensive than traditional cheek implants. This highly effective procedure comes with no downtime, and patients can get back to work immediately following their appointment. 

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What Are The Benefits of Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation?

  • A minimally-invasive treatment
  • A virtually painless procedure
  • Takes less than 30 minutes to perform
  • Performed under topical anesthesia to reduce any discomfort
  • Turns back the clock and reduces signs of aging
  • Triggers the skin’s natural collagen production process
  • No side effects or complications associated with the treatment
  • No downtime
  • Results are immediate and can last for more than a year
  • The results are totally natural-looking

Who Is a Candidate for Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation?

While many patients feel insecure about their looks, there are specific criteria that are used to determine who is a good candidate for cheek augmentation. Ideal candidates for non-surgical cheek augmentation are experiencing hollowed cheeks, a lack of definition in the cheekbones, or fat loss in the face caused by the natural aging process. 

Beyond these considerations patients should:

  • Be at a healthy weight that they can maintain long-term
  • Have flat cheeks
  • Not be smokers
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the treatment

What is the Procedure Like?

Before the procedure begins, the treatment area is cleansed and a topical numbing aging is applied to ensure the patient’s comfort. Juvéderm, Voluma, and Radiesse are some of the most popular filler options, and one will be chosen, based on the patient’s condition and needs, during the consultation process. The injections are then gently administered into the predetermined injection sites in order to achieve the patient’s desired look. 

During the initial consultation, the patient’s medical history and concerns are evaluated, allowing the practitioner to come up with a fine-tuned treatment plan. During the procedure, patients are often given a mirror, enabling them to watch the process and give feedback on what they are seeing. Following your Non-surgical Cheek Augmentation in Chicago, the results from this treatment set in almost immediately. Patients leave satisfied with their new look, as they played a vital role in helping us achieve the results.

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What is the Recovery Procedure Like?

As with many cosmetic procedures, there is usually some mild swelling, and patients may experience some mild soreness. Patients can rest assured that the soreness dissipates within hours, and the swelling goes down after a day or so. In some cases there is bruising, but this typically fades out within a few days. This procedure is not associated with any significant recovery period or downtime, and patients can get back to their daily routines right away. 

Here are some tips to get the most out of the procedure:

  • Avoid all vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours
  • Refrain from touching or rubbing the chin area
  • Don’t take blood thinners before or after the procedure, as these can cause excessive bleeding
  • Use a cold compress to bring down any swelling
  • Avoid intense heat and sunlight for at least 24 hours following the treatment

What to Expect From the Results?

Patients are usually able to achieve their ideal look with only a single non-surgical cheek augmentation procedure. The results show up right away, and patients notice increased definition in the cheeks and a more symmetrical, aesthetically appealing facial shape. Results can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, depending on which filler is used. Touch-up appointments are usually needed in order to maintain the results long-term.

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Why Choose Dr. Few

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Julius Few is renowned for his commitment to providing the best care possible in the world of cosmetology. From the first meeting to the day of the procedure, Dr. Few gives his patients room to express any concerns and ask any questions they may have regarding the procedure. He values patient satisfaction and communication above all. 

A member of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons, he is considered to be a pillar of the cosmetic community of the greater Chicago area, offering some of the best care available. He does everything in his power to make sure that his patients leave his office looking and feeling their best.

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