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Silicone implants for Cheek Augmentation

Cheek implant surgery was the most popular method to lift and fill the cheeks, before the popularity of nonsurgical treatments of facial filler injections. The general decrease in cheek implant surgery globally is primarily due to the growth of office treatments. Despite dropping in popularity, silicone cheek implants remain an excellent method for permanent cheek augmentation. Why consider cheek augmentation? Full cheeks and high cheek bones are a universal sign of vibrant youthfulness for both women and men throughout the world. The natural aging process and sun damage gradually result in flatter cheeks and decreased facial volume. This flattening of the cheeks is due to a combination … Continue reading »

Cheek augmentation with implants: Why plastic surgery may be a better option

Full, round cheeks are a universal sign of youth for both men and women, across nations and cultures. Unfortunately, the aging process and sun damage create flatter and sunken cheeks due to natural facial fat and bone loss, in addition to sagging of tissue. Facial fillers have grown in popularity over the years, as it’s a non-surgical option with minimal downtime performed by many cosmetic specialists. Some patients have avoided surgery due to factors such as lengthier recovery periods and fear of anesthesia. We spoke with a prominent facial cosmetic surgeon who used to perform many cheek implants (many years ago), but now … Continue reading »

Cheek Enhancement: Fillers, Implants, or Lift?

The cheek and midfacial area have the benefit of many treatment options to improve appearance. However, with this large variety comes confusion as to what approach is the best for cheek rejuvenation.Cheek enhancement procedures generally fall into 3 broad categories: fillers, implants, and lift. Cosmetic cheek treatment with fillers, by far, are the most common option. This popularity is due to the relatively low-short-term cost, quick recovery, and low risk. Additionally, more cosmetic specialists and dermatologists may perform filler treatment, while a cheek implant or a cheek lift is performed only by plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons. A non-surgical … Continue reading »

“Lifting” the Cheeks with Fillers for Balanced Cheeks

The cheeks are common treatment areas for Washington DC patients in a plastic surgery office. Patients report various concerns to their plastic surgeon, such as flat or sagging cheeks, hollow eye, or dark circles. Or patients may report they look “tired”. Full cheeks are considered by many to be a sign of health, and fortunately can be rejuvenated by multiple treatments. However, patients may be confused as to whether to get bigger cheeks or more balanced cheeks. Speaking with a plastic surgeon who focuses on the face can help determine appropriate options. Smaller or flatter cheeks develop to various degrees … Continue reading »

Cheek Augmentation with Fillers

Full cheeks can be a sign of vitality and health, and many Washington DC patients visit a plastic surgeon to enhance their cheeks. Some may complain of flat cheeks or dark circles, while others may complain of sagging or droopy cheeks. One of the early signs of facial aging is loss of volume, especially of the cheeks. With natural fat and bone loss, the “apple” cheeks of youth gradually flatten with age. Some patients, however, may have flat cheeks and dark circles from an early age. Facial volume loss can become apparent in the late 20s, but more noticeable in … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.