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    Cheek Augmentation

    (Cheek Enhancement, Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation, Non Surgical Cheek Enhancement, Surgical Cheek Augmentation, Cheek Implants, Dermal Filler, HA Fillers, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft)

    The proportions of the middle third of the face or the cheek area, influences the appearance of an individual more that the upper and lower third. The cheek can be divided into an upper and lower half; the lower half meaning the part of the cheek that is below the nostrils and next to the lips. It is the upper cheek that includes the cheek bones and the under-eye region and this is vital to the appearance of the face as a younger face appears triangular and becomes rectangular as one ages as the prominence of the cheek bones and cheek area reduces with age. Cheek projection is extremely important in feminisation of the face and in fact cheek augmentation is one of the integral parts of a feminization procedure for a male to female transition. Cheek Enhancement might be achieved surgically by Silicone, Medpor or Gortex implants placed over the cheek bones or with the use of Dermal Filler injections that are done in the clinic under topical anaesthesia.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I benefit from Cheek Enhancement, why has my cheek lost volume?

    If you used to have high cheekbones when you were younger and they have lost their prominence as you have aged, you are a good candidate. As we age the bony skeleton underneath is losing volume and the fat pads under the skin are thinning and the skin laxity worsens, all these processes manifest with sunken under eye area and loss of cheek volume and width.

    What are the different ways of getting Cheek Augmentation, what is the difference between cheek implants and Dermal Filler Cheek Enhancement?

    In the past the only option for patients looking for cheek augmentation was surgically placed implant. These when done by an expert can give a very long-lasting enhancement, but they are also associated with risks of bleeding, infections, displacement. With all the advances in Cosmetic Surgery, we now have two ways of achieving volumisation and rebalancing of the cheeks: Autologous Fat Transfer and Dermal Fillers, the former is a surgical procedure while the later is a clinic procedure.

    What is the difference between Autologous Fat Transfer and Dermal Filler Injections for Cheek Enhancement?

    As the name implies Autologous Fat Transfer is a Surgical Technique, were fat cells are harvested using thin tubes from areas like the tummy and then reinjected into the cheek area to give volumisation. This procedure can give excellent results when you need a lot of volume enhancement (typically more than what can be achieved by 3 mls of Dermal Fillers). Dermal Filler injections are an excellent way of achieving precise rebalancing of the cheeks in clinic setting, under numbing cream anaesthesia.

    Which Dermal Fillers Injections are good for non-surgical cheek enhancements?

    The two fillers which Dr Prashant prefers at his Cardiff Clinic are Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft Lidocaine, which produce excellent results.

    What happens in a treatment during a cheek implant, or autologous fat transfer, or dermal fillers?

    Cheek implants and Autologous Fat Transfer to cheek are done under General Anaesthesia for most patients, while Dermal Fillers are done at the Clinic under topical numbing cream anaesthesia.

    Depending on the surgeon you might be kept in the hospital overnight and you will need to take antibiotics and pain relief for the next 3 – 7 days. You will also be given specific instructions for each of these treatments.

    Non-surgical cheek enhancement is done using Hyaluronic acid fillers. These are extremely reliable, safe and durable materials. Dr Prashant prefers to do the procedure at his Cardiff Clinic and will do it under numbing cream anaesthesia. This will allow you to see the results as they unfold and also allow you to direct the procedure to areas were you think you need more volume.

    What is the recovery time after cheek implant, autologous fat transfer, dermal fillers?

    Both the former treatments being surgical treatments requiring general anaesthesia, are associated with a longer recovery, especially given the swelling, tenderness, bruising that follows them and which takes a few weeks to settle down.

    Dermal filler enhancements however are generally not associated with many side effects, other than the occasional side effect of bruising or swelling for a few days.

    How much does cheek enhancement cost at the Reforme Medical Clinic in Cardiff?

    At the Reforme Medical Clinic at Cardiff, Dr Prashant only offers non surgical cheek enhancement with either Juvederm Voluma or with Restylane Lyft. You can consult him for the surgical procedures, which he does offer at the Mumbai division of Reforme Medical.

    How much does non-surgical cheek enhancement cost?

    At Dr Prashant’s Reforme Medical clinic in Cardiff you can expect to spend between £350 to £665 for your first non-surgical chin augmentation with Juvederm Voluma.

    Are there any ongoing costs?

    With the non-surgical cheek augmentation, you can expect your results to last about 1.5 – 2 years at which time you will need a small topup of the filler injection.

    What care should I take before and after the treatments?

    Depending on which procedure is being considered, we will give you detailed pre-treatment and after care advice.

    Is surgical or non surgical cheek enhancement painful?

    Clearly the surgical enhancement is carried out under general anaesthesia. The non-surgical technique is surprisingly painless as we do the procedure with cannula technique and the filler injection is premixed with numbing medicine.

    How long does non surgical Cheek Augmentation take?

    It will generally take about 30 – 45 minutes for the procedure, following which you can go back to work if you need to.

    How soon will I see results?

    With the surgical techniques, you will have to wait about 3 months for all the post-operative swelling to go down and the final results to be evident. With the non surgical enhancement with dermal fillers the change is instantaneous and though you might have a degree of swelling after the procedure, it generally ends up looking just like it did immediately after the injection.

    Costs

    * All prices quoted apply to surgery done at World Class clinic in Mumbai, India and are subject to variation based on prevalent exchange rates.

    At Dr Prashant’s Reforme Medical clinic in Cardiff you can expect to spend between £350 to £665 for your first non-surgical chin augmentation with Juvederm Voluma.

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