Not everyone is born with strong, high cheekbones. Meanwhile, even naturally beautiful cheeks can lose definition over the years. If you wish to achieve striking cheekbones, or if you wish to restore lost definition, consider cheek augmentation by Stamford, CT, plastic surgeon Leif O. Nordberg. Using fat transfer or dermal fillers, he can enhance your cheekbones in a single procedure, and most patients are fully recovered within a couple days. If you would like to learn more about cheek augmentation and how it can benefit you, please reach out to us today.
Using fat transfer or dermal fillers, he can enhance your cheekbones in a single procedure, and most patients are fully recovered within a couple days.
Cheek Augmentation Basics
Cheek augmentation surgery by Dr. Nordberg uses injectable dermal fillers or fat grafting to add volume to the cheeks. The chin, nose, and cheeks complement each other to give your face unique definition. Augmentation can enhance the cheeks to provide a powerful complement to your facial features. With years of experience and an artistic eye, Dr. Nordberg can tailor results to your individual treatment goals.
Dermal fillers temporarily replace volume with biosynthetic materials such as hyaluronic acid. JUVÉDERM™ Voluma™ XC and Radiesse® are often used to restore lost volume in the cheeks. Dr. Nordberg will provide you with a local anesthetic, and then administer the injection or injections in the cheek area. While patients may experience some swelling and tenderness in the next day or two, the effects of treatment are evident almost immediately.
Fat transfers harvest excess fat tissue from elsewhere in the body using liposuction. Once the tissue is extracted and purified, it can be safely injected into another area of the body to increase volume. The results usually last longer than those of dermal fillers, sometimes remaining as long as two years. Meanwhile, this treatment offers the added benefit of leaner body contours at the extraction site.
Patients receive a local anesthetic at both the donor and transfer sites to minimize discomfort. Once the location is numb, Dr. Nordberg can remove excess fat cells from your hips, thighs, jowls, or buttocks with low-suction liposuction. After the desired amount of fat has been extracted, the tissue is spun in a high-speed centrifuge for several minutes. This process helps to separate the fat cells from extraneous oils and liquid in the tissue. Finally, Dr. Nordberg will inject the purified fat into the cheeks to provide the desired results.
Recovery is typically a short process. You may experience slight swelling, bruising, or discomfort at the donor and treatment sites. However, these side effects typically resolve quickly, depending on the extent of treatment, and patients can usually return to work and other activities within days.
Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers or fat transfer can provide a significant boost in self-esteem that helps you feel more confident in your personal and professional life. When performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon, both injectable fillers and fat grafting can help you experience virtually immediate life-changing benefits with minimal risks and a short recovery time.
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To learn more about how cheek augmentation by Dr. Nordberg can rejuvenate your appearance, contact us today and schedule a consultation.