Cheek Augmentation (Nonsurgical Contouring with Dermal Fillers) – Boston, MA

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About Cheek Augmentation

Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you appear significantly older than you actually are, and no one wants to be mistaken for being older than their true age. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio offers nonsurgical cheek augmentation to restore youthful facial contours and lift. Cheek augmentation is accomplished with FDA-approved dermal fillers. During your initial consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio can discuss the pros and cons of nonsurgical cheek augmentation in detail and which dermal product may be best for your cosmetic needs and goals. Contact our Boston, MA office to schedule a consultation and learn how cheek augmentation can help you achieve a younger, fuller-looking profile.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are men and women who:

  • Want fuller cheeks
  • Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
  • Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
  • Have lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in deflated cheeks
  • Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a health condition, or an injury
  • Are in overall good health

Dermal fillers are a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of surgery. Since dermal fillers are temporary, it can also help patients get a better idea of the amount of volume and lift they want before committing to surgical cheek augmentation that uses silicone implants. 

Surgical Technique

Prior to your procedure, Dr. Del Vecchio will perform a detailed exam to create a treatment plan that is ideal for your unique facial structure. Once this is developed, your session will be scheduled. Dermal fillers can be performed in our Boston, MA office as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 30 minutes. With fillers, the points of injection will be marked along the hollows of the cheeks. Then, the fillers will be gently injected into the cheeks and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave immediately after the procedure and continue your normal activities.

What to Expect

After your cheek augmentation, your face may feel tender and sore with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days. We recommend using ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to ease any discomfort and help reduce swelling. Optimal results are usually seen in about 10 – 14 days. It's important to keep in mind that since dermal products offer temporary results, follow-up treatments will be needed to maintain your cosmetic.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does cheek augmentation cost?
Choosing a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Del Vecchio, is crucial to achieving natural-looking outcomes. Depending on your cosmetic needs and goals, the costs of your surgery can differ. After your first visit and treatment planning, we can estimate your costs. Dr. Del Vecchio's years of experience and extensive training are all well worth the investment you will make in your facial appearance.

What type of dermal fillers do you use for injections?
Dr. Del Vecchio has had stunning, consistent results from Juvéderm for the cheeks. As a hyaluronic acid product, Juvéderm can boost the appearance of the cheeks by filling in sunken, hollow areas beneath the surface of your skin. This is a temporary treatment for volume loss and facial contouring, which means follow-up sessions will be needed to maintain your results. 

Can I have a fat grafting performed to fill in my cheeks?
Yes. In fact, Dr. Del Vecchio uses advanced fat grafting techniques to replenish volume in the soft tissues of the face and around the orbits. He is also the inventor of the expansion vibration lipo filling method, which offers fabulous results. A fat transfer can even help attain a more natural look and feel to your cheeks than dermal fillers. To decide if fat grafting is best for you, we recommend meeting with Dr. Del Vecchio at our office in Boston, MA to discuss your cosmetic goals.

Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks

Do you have naturally flat or hollow cheeks? Or have your cheeks lost their youthful contours after significant weight loss or age? Contact our Boston, MA office to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio and learn about nonsurgical cheek augmentation to build natural-looking volume in your cheeks. With this minimally invasive treatment, you can transform your appearance in a matter of minutes at Back Bay Plastic Surgery.

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