As we age, we expect that our face is going to change. When we were children, we looked forward to the change since it is a sign of our growing into adulthood. However, as we go from being in our early twenties to our thirties, the changes we see are not necessarily things that we look forward to.
One of the primary areas where we see change in our face as a result of aging is in our cheeks. Our cheeks begin to deflate, and the cheek fat pads on our face start to descend. As a result, our face looks more hollowed and wrinkles develop around the side of our nose and along the corners of our mouth.
When individuals see this happening, they want to take action. They are presented with multiple options. Two of the most popular options are fat transfer and cheek implants. Many people opt to have cheek enhancement performed in response to the deflation that they see in their cheeks.
What Are Cheek Implants?
Cheek implants are prosthetics that are used to enlarge the cheek area. Cheek implants are very similar to breast implants. Cheek implants come in different shapes and sizes. The goal of a cheek implant is to fill in a selected portion of the mid-face.
There are various types of cheek implants. Some are designed to sit on the cheekbone and to make the cheeks protrude more toward the side of the face. Others sit in the middle of the face instead of on the cheekbone. These are designed for people who have a hollow or sunken look to their face.
Other implants are designed to augment the size of the cheekbone as well as fill in areas of the mid-face. Cheek implants have remained relatively constant when it comes to their popularity. They provide permanent and consistent results.
What is a Fat Transfer?
Another way that people have been adding volume to their cheeks is by means of a fat transfer. Fat transfer procedures are when fat is harvested from a part of a person’s body, such as the abdomen or their thigh. The fat is purified and then injected into the cheeks. The results of the fat transfer are instant. One of the benefits of a fat transfer is that the patient is using their own tissue.
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Facial rejuvenation and adding volume to the face are some of the most exciting aspects of cosmetic surgery today. Depending on the needs of the patient, a cheek implant or a fat transfer can restore their youthful appearance, make them feel and look refreshed and give them a natural beauty that is not excessively dramatic.
At the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon, we offer the above two methods of cheek enhancement in addition to dermal fillers. Our team of experts is here to help you every step of the way as we determine which method is right for your aesthetic needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.