How do you build up the cheek?

Building up the cheek can be done through multiple different means. This can be done with various fillers including restylane, juverderm, more radiesse, fat injections, or facial implants.  Either of these options have benefits and drawbacks.  The fillers are temporary and you will need reaugmentation in 6 months to a year.  Facial implants will last essentially forever but need to be done in the exact way and augment your cheek in the best way.  When you place Cheek Plastic Surgery into the cheek area, sometimes the cheek can be fixed on the cheek bone with metal screws and if there is less than ideal augmentation more or less then you can tailor the augmentation through different means.  If you have too much augmentation, you can tailor the cheek implant with burrs if the cheek implant is solidly fixed with the screw.  If it is not big enough you can always place a bigger implant or  fix more silicone onto the existing implant with sutures. The key with silicone or other implants is to have the implant fixed so its stable, not moving and not collecting fluid between it and the bone.  These are things that can prevent infection and rejection. Silicone is probably the safest and most stable and non reactive implant that you can place.  Other implants create more inflammation and have a higher incidence of rejection and infection.

Fat injections are another way of building up the cheek.  The survival of fat is variable but if the fat survives after the first 6 months to a year the fat will likely survive for years.

I refined an amazing volumizing procedure called “the YoungLift”.  This is an innovative technique that volumizes your face to bring out the younger and natural you without looking like you had something done.  This is not a facelift and requires no incisions.  Only pinpoint puncture sites are used and these heal imperceptibly.  The YoungLift can be done without general anesthesia and without drains, and large bandages.  You also have a lot less downtime and discomfort compared with traditional facelift procedures.  Dr Young employs the very best techniques from around the world into one volumizing procedure and he uses his internationally acclaimed understanding of facial beauty to create the youthful volume you once had. The YoungLift techniques can help with filling up the lips as well.  You can great results with fat injections in the lips.

Dr Young is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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