What is it?
Patients who desire to improve the appearance of their cheek may require a surgical procedure – cheek implants. But many patients can have a non-surgical cheek augmentation – cheek reshaping with a dermal filler injection (Juvederm 4 or Juvederm volume), which is painless, safe, with a quick recovery and minimal downtime.
A non-surgical cheek augmentation - cheek reshaping is an excellent and affordable option for patients who would like to correct flat, unattractive cheeks using fillers, to achieve a balanced facial shape which is more oval or heart shaped and give a natural aesthetically pleasing appearance without the risks of surgery.
What is the non surgical cheek augmentation like?
The non-surgical, non invasive cheek reshaping, non-surgical cheek augmentation involves the use of a dermal filler (Restylane SubQ, Perlane, Juvederm 4 or Juvederm volume, Radiese), injected to reshape and contour the cheek to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance, in a quick, safe and effective out-patient treatment.
How much does it cost?
Price starts from as little as £325. More details...
Who is the ideal candidate?
Any patient who desires an improvement in the size and shape of the cheeks may be suitable for non-surgical cheek reshaping – cheek augmentation. Patients with a flat or poor mid face shape can improve the balance of their face using an injectable filler (Restylane SubQ, Perlane, Juvederm 4 or Juvederm volume). Also, patients who have deformities of the cheeks either from birth or from injuries can achieve significant improvement without the pain, risk and recovery associated with surgery.
What do I need to know before the procedure?
Initial consultation will determine the goals of treatment, make note of any associated abnormalities or asymmetry and plan the optimum non surgical cheek reshaping, cheek augmentation to achieve the ideal result in each patient. Treatment is carried out in the out-patient setting and takes15 - 20 minutes. A local anaesthetic injection is used to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Restylane SubQ, Perlane, Juvederm 4 or Juvederm volume is injected into the cheeks to improve the shape, profile, projection and symmetry.
What is the difference with surgery?
One of the major advantages of the cheek enhancement compare to surgical cheek augmentation is obviously the cost and complication involved. Minimal discomfort is expected during the treatment and no bruising should occur with the careful techniques used. Any mild bruising will usually resolve after 1 week. Your cheeks may feel tender for the first 3 – 5 days.
When can I see the results?
Improvement in the shape and projection of the cheeks will be seen immediately following non-surgical cheek reshaping. Any swelling will resolve in 1 week. Restricted activities are advised for 48 hours following non-surgical cheek reshaping – cheek augmentation. Normal activities can be resumed thereafter.
How long does it last?
Juvederm 4 or Juvederm volume will provide long lasting improvement in cheek shape for approximately 9 to 12months. Restylane SubQ dermal filler will provide results that last for 6 to 9 months. Repeat treatments are recommended every 9 - 12 months to maintain the desired shape.
What are the side effects?
Reactions following the treatment are almost unheard of but some individuals can experience common reactions such as mild discomfort, swelling and bruising can occur. Reactions following Restylane SubQ, Perlane, Juvederm 4 or Juvederm volume are rare.