What are some ways to augment the cheek bones?
The two ways that are commonly used to augment the cheek bones is through the use of a silicone implant or filler. There are certain types of filler that will add volume to the cheek area and can last up to 2 years.
Can this be done in the office?
Filler augmentation of the cheek can be done in the office and usually without the aid of any local anesthesia. The use of a silicone implant must be done in the operating room under general anesthesia.
What is the benefit of a cheek augmentation?
High cheek bones are sign of youth; as we age, the fat that overlies our cheek bones starts to descend down the face. This results in more prominent folds around the mouth and also the occurrence of jowls. The use of a filler or a silicone implant to “raise up” the cheek bones, can act to counteract the effect of the fat that has descended in the face. This can give the visual appearance of a face lift without actually performing a face lift.