I’m looking for a way to add more definition to my cheeks. Are implants a good choice for this or are there any other options?
There are essentially two options available to improve the definition of the upper cheek. Those are implants or fillers. The fillers can be injectable such as Sculptra, Radiesse, Juvederm or Restylane Lyft, or can be your own fat cells. The injectable fillers are performed in the office with minimal down-time, but time-limited results. Facial fat injections are the procedure of choice in middle-aged and older patients because they have usually lost fat in their face and we are merely replacing what has been lost. In younger patients, fat injection is an option, but they have to understand that large weight shifts later in life may have detrimental effects. In those cases an implant may be a better option.
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