The position and contour of your cheekbones has an influence on the shape of your face and your overall appearance. High, full cheeks signify youthfulness and enhance your other facial features. If you have a naturally flat cheek shape or your cheeks have started to sag due to aging, we can provide a youthful, contoured look with injectable dermal fillers. The ophthalmic plastic surgeons at Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk and Virginia Beach have the skill and experience to provide natural-looking cosmetic rejuvenation.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Cheekbone Enhancement
If you would like the appearance of more well-defined cheekbones, dermal fillers offer many benefits:
- Provides a youthful and sculpted look
- Restores lost volume
- Minimally invasive
- Non-permanent but long-lasting results
- Many patients enjoy using less contouring or highlighting makeup
- May minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the mid-face area
How Do Cheekbone Fillers Work?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and the pads of facial fat that sit over the cheekbones begin to shift or become thinner, which can cause a tired or sagging look. Cheekbone augmentation with injectable dermal fillers can create sculpted cheekbones that are in better balance with the rest of your face. We offer a range of dermal fillers, and we typically recommend RADIESSE® for cheekbone contouring. RADIESSE is a water-based gel that contains calcium microspheres to create long-lasting definition. Hyaluronic acid based fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, JUVÉDERM Voluma or Restylane® may also be used depending on your aesthetic goals.
Preparing for Cheekbone Treatment
First you will meet with one of our experienced cosmetic eye specialists to discuss your goals and determine if dermal fillers are right for you. You can minimize your chance of post-procedure bruising if you avoid drinking alcohol or taking aspirin or ibuprofen for several days prior to treatment.
What to Expect During your Injectable Treatment
We will cleanse the skin of the cheekbone area and apply a numbing product to minimize discomfort. Your ophthalmic plastic surgeon will inject dermal filler strategically to shape and contour your cheekbones. The type and amount of filler used will depend on your aesthetic goals. Treatment typically takes just a few minutes.
Recovery After Cheekbone Treatment
There is no downtime needed after injectable filler treatment and patients usually get back to regular activities right away. You may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising that should resolve within a few days. You can expect your results to last up to one year. 1
Contact Virginia Eye Consultants for Cheekbone Contouring
The ophthalmic plastic surgeons at Virginia Eye Consultants are committed to high standards of safety and excellence in patient care. You can trust our team to provide beautiful, natural-looking results that leave you feeling rejuvenated. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule your appointment.
1 Mayo Clinic. Facial Fillers. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/facial-fillers/about/pac-20394072 Accessed September 8, 2020.
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