Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the contours and symmetry of the face, providing a more youthful and balanced appearance. At Alluring Aesthetics, under the expert guidance of Dr. Wendie Grunberg, we offer a comprehensive range of cheek augmentation options to suit your unique needs and desired outcomes, including non-surgical and surgical procedures.
As we age, our cheeks can lose volume and begin to sag, resulting in a tired or hollowed appearance. Cheek augmentation is an effective solution that not only restores lost volume but also improves the overall facial contour. This increasingly popular procedure is for those seeking to improve the balance and harmony of their facial features.
Dr. Grunberg combines her expertise in surgery with a keen artistic eye to deliver natural-looking results that enhance your unique beauty. Contact our San Antonio office at (210) 714-5390 to schedule a consultation and discover the right cheek augmentation option for you.
- 1 Better Cheek Definition
- 2 Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation
- 3 Surgical Cheek Augmentation
- 4 Benefits of Cheek Augmentation
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 7 Cost of Cheek Augmentation in San Antonio
- 8 References
Better Cheek Definition
The face is a masterpiece of intricate contours and harmonious proportions. The cheeks hold a prominent position, contributing to facial symmetry and youthful fullness. However, not everyone is blessed with naturally well-defined or voluminous cheeks.
A prominent factor that determines cheekbone prominence is the underlying cheekbone structure. Some individuals naturally have more pronounced and defined cheekbones due to their bone structure, which creates a visually striking contour. The shape and projection of the zygomatic bones, commonly known as the cheekbones, greatly influence the appearance of the cheeks.
Facial fat distribution is another important aspect that contributes to cheek definition. Individuals with lower body fat percentages tend to have more visible cheekbones and enhanced cheek definition. Conversely, those with a higher percentage of body fat may have softer, less defined cheeks.
Age-related changes also impact cheek definition. As we age, the natural loss of collagen and elastin in the skin can result in sagging and a decrease in cheek volume, leading to diminished cheek definition. This loss of volume can make the cheeks appear flatter and less defined.
Thankfully, advancements in cosmetic facial procedures have made it possible to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of the cheeks through various techniques.
Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation
Non-surgical cheek augmentation provides temporary yet effective results for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery. Dermal fillers, composed of safe and FDA-approved substances, are injected into specific areas of the cheeks to restore lost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. These fillers can replenish depleted collagen and hyaluronic acid, two essential components responsible for youthful skin elasticity and hydration. The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately.
Juvéderm Voluma is a non-surgical treatment designed to address signs of aging and improve facial contours, specifically in the cheek area. One of the key benefits of this hyaluronic acid filler is its long-lasting effects. Unlike many other dermal fillers, this unique product has been clinically proven to provide results that can last up to two years. (1) This means that you can enjoy your enhanced facial contours and vibrant appearance for an extended period, without the need for frequent touch-ups or repeat treatments.
Like Juvéderm Voluma, Restylane Lyft is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that contributes to youthful skin elasticity and hydration. By utilizing advanced technology, this FDA-approved filler is designed to provide deep tissue injection, allowing for precise placement and optimal results. As well as addressing diminishing hollow cheeks, it can also soften nasolabial folds, and enhance the contours of the chin and jawline.
Surgical Cheek Augmentation
For individuals seeking a permanent solution, cheek implants, and facial fat transfer offer long-lasting enhancement options.
Facial Fat Transfer
Cheek augmentation with facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that begins with the gentle extraction of excess fat from a donor area of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat cells are then carefully purified and prepared for transfer. Dr. Grunberg strategically injects the purified fat into targeted areas of the cheeks, sculpting and enhancing their volume and shape.
This technique offers numerous advantages over traditional cheek augmentation methods. By utilizing your body’s fat cells, we ensure compatibility and minimize the risk of adverse reactions. Additionally, the transferred fat cells have the potential to establish a long-lasting presence in the cheeks, providing a more permanent solution compared to temporary dermal fillers.
During a cheek implant procedure, carefully selected implants made from biocompatible materials are inserted into the cheeks to create a more desirable contour. The size and shape of the implants are chosen based on the patient’s unique facial structure and desired outcome. Additionally, implants can help reduce the appearance of tear troughs, supporting the lower eyelid and soft tissues in the area. (2) The incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring, often hidden within the natural creases of the face or inside the mouth.
Benefits of Cheek Augmentation
- Improved facial contours and definition
- Address sunken or hollow cheeks
- Helps reduce the appearance of under-eye bags
- Smooths out wrinkles and creases
- Corrects asymmetry caused by facial trauma or genetics
- Boosts self-confidence and an improved overall self-image
- Long-lasting results
At Alluring Aesthetics, we believe that a personal consultation is the best way to find out which cheek augmentation procedure is right for you. And through this consultation process, we can help you to achieve your desired facial contouring goals. Led by our esteemed surgeon, Dr. Wendie Grunberg, our practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to all our patients.
During your consultation, Dr. Grunberg will take the time to understand your unique concerns and desires for facial rejuvenation. She will carefully review your medical history and engage in open and honest discussions about your cosmetic goals. By assessing the structure and symmetry of your face, Dr. Grunberg can determine the most effective approach for achieving the desired cheekbone enhancement and restoring facial volume.
Facial aesthetics are a delicate balance, and Dr. Grunberg will consider various factors such as your facial features, skin condition, and underlying bone structure to develop a tailored treatment plan.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Wendie Grunberg at our San Antonio location, please call (210) 714-5390. If you are unable to visit our office, we also offer virtual consultations to ensure that distance is not a barrier to accessing her expertise. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you and provide guidance on scheduling your appointment.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Non-hyaluronic acid injectables provide a greater choice in facial rejuvenation. And if you are addressing dynamic wrinkles in the upper face, such as frown lines and horizontal forehead lines, neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport are the way to go. Alternatively, the collagen stimulator Sculptra can provide long-lasting volume and smoothing for comprehensive anti-aging results.
Facetite utilizes advanced radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis technology to address various concerns, including sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and poor skin elasticity. This non-surgical facelift technique targets specific areas of the face, such as the jawline, neck, and cheeks, providing remarkable results without the need for extensive surgery or prolonged downtime.
During the Facetite procedure, a small incision allows access to a thin cannula that delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to the underlying tissues. The radiofrequency energy gently heats the targeted areas, causing the fat cells to melt away and stimulating collagen production. This process promotes skin tightening and contouring, resulting in a smoother, more defined facial profile.
The facelift is a transformative surgical procedure that aims to restore youthfulness and vitality to the face. The surgical facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a highly effective procedure designed to address moderate to severe signs of aging in the face and neck. This comprehensive approach involves lifting and repositioning the underlying facial tissues, tightening loose muscles, and removing excess skin to create a smoother, more youthful contour. Discreetly placed incisions allow for access to the underlying structures of the face. Dr. Grunberg skillfully repositions and tightens the facial muscles, restoring a more youthful foundation. Excess skin is then carefully trimmed and redraped, resulting in a tighter, rejuvenated appearance.
Cost of Cheek Augmentation in San Antonio
The cost of cheek augmentation can vary depending on the specific procedure chosen. At Alluring Aesthetics, we understand the importance of transparency when it comes to pricing. We are committed to providing you with accurate and detailed information about the cost of your cosmetic procedure at your personal consultation. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the cost of your treatment.
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- Whitehead DM, Schechter LS. Cheek Augmentation Techniques. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. 2019;27(2):199-206. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsc.2018.12.003