smiling woman in white t-shirt touching her faceWhen it comes to looking naturally youthful, many people simply look at anti-aging injections as the best weapon against wrinkles and fine lines.  While these injections certainly are an important part of any anti-aging regimen, they lack the ability to tackle another important part of looking youthful without giving away plastic surgery secrets:

Facial volume.

Look at any young person and you’ll notice one thing – they haven’t yet lost volume in their cheeks.  Facial volume tends to dissipate over time, as collagen begins to break down and fat deposits start being pulled down toward the chin and jawline by gravity.  Therefore, in order to capture the most natural appearance possible, it’s important to not only tackle wrinkles, but also facial volume.

That’s why cheek augmentation is a great procedure for patients who want to look their absolute best.  A cheek augmentation can be done in two ways – through dermal fillers (non-invasive) and surgery:

  • Dermal Fillers: Fillers that contain thicker forms of hyaluronic acid gel (like Restylane Lyft, or Juvederm Voluma) are specifically created in order to immediately increase volume at the injection site.  When applied around the cheeks and eyes, dermal fillers can add volume and provide subtle facial contouring.  Patients who opt for dermal fillers will need to undergo regular treatments to maintain results of their cheek augmentation.
  • Cheek Implants: These small implants can be customized and placed around the patient’s facial contours, resulting in longer lasting volume.  That negates the need for constant maintenance, although it has additional recovery that fillers do not.

Ready to learn more about how to look more youthful – without looking overdone? Then schedule a cheek augmentation consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa at Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX.  During your consultation, Dr. Correa will work with you to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for cheek augmentation, as well as what to expect from the process.

Schedule your cheek augmentation consultation today!