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When patients walk into Dr. Jason Emer’s office for the first time, many of them want to know how their favorite celebrities maintain a sculpted, lifted, and youthful facial appearance, even as they age. Board-certified dermatologist and facial sculpting expert, Dr. Emer credits cheek augmentation with fillers for many of those famous age-defying, modelesque cheeks. In his experience, one of the quickest ways to make your signature features “pop” is to heighten and define the cheekbones. Dr. Emer offers several options for cheek augmentation, including fillers, at his West Hollywood medical practice.
What is Cheek Augmentation?
Cosmetic cheek augmentation procedures aim to enhance the cheekbones to restore youthful facial contours. As we age (thanks to gravity, stress, hormones, and a host of other factors), our faces begin to lose shape, contour, and volume. The skin begins to sag, and fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent. As evidenced by television personalities and film stars who maintain their elevated, sculpted cheeks, cheek augmentation can dramatically improve your facial appearance.
Dr. Emer has over a decade of experience as a facial sculpting specialist and is skilled in numerous methods of cheek enhancement. He often recommends dermal fillers, fat grafting, and/or surgical implants to help his patients achieve a more youthful look.
Right for you?
Cheek Augmentation with Fillers
What Are the Most Popular Cheek Fillers?
Both female facial sculpting and male facial sculpting require a mastery of choosing the right filler(s) for each patient, a depth of knowledge of facial anatomy, and a significant level of artistry. Dr. Emer takes a holistic approach to contouring the face, enhancing the cheeks, chin, jawline, nose, lips, temples, brow, and under the eyes as needed to achieve a harmonious, rejuvenated look.
Dr. Emer selects from hyaluronic acid (HA)-based fillers, calcium-based fillers, collagen-based fillers, and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)-based fillers to sculpt the face. He may use one or more of the following popular cheek fillers to balance and improve your facial contours:
PreparatiJUVEDERM VOLUMA for Cheek Augmentation
RADIESSE for Cheek Augmentation
RESTYLANE LYFT / DEFYNE for Cheek Augmentation
BELLAFILL for Cheek Augmentation
SCULPTRA for Cheek Augmentation
Sculptra results may last for up to two years; however, most of the improvement occurs three to six months after treatment as the collagen rebuilds beneath the skin. Dr. Emer recommends that a small amount be injected one or two times per year after optimal correction to sustain collagen production and keep the skin lifted over time.
Are There Other Options for Cheek Augmentation?
While fillers can create dramatic improvements quickly and with minimal pain and downtime, they are certainly not the only option available to those looking to augment their cheeks or enhance their facial features. Some patients find that they do not respond well to fillers, while others are looking for more permanent improvements. For these patients, Dr. Emer may suggest a fat transfer to the face, Renuva synthetic fat grafting, or surgical implants.
Is there Downtime with Cheek Augmentation?
There is no downtime for cheek augmentation with injectable fillers. While you may experience some redness and/or swelling in the area for a few days following the procedure, you can return to your daily activities immediately. Bruising, swelling, and/or irritation can occur up to two weeks after any injectable treatment.
Autologous fat transfer and surgical implants are more intensive procedures that will require some downtime. In these cases, Dr. Emer provides personalized, aftercare instructions throughout your recovery to ensure optimal healing.
Are Cheek Fillers for Men Too?
Yes! An experienced and skilled injector like Dr. Emer recognizes that men and women often have different aesthetic goals and therefore require different techniques. Because Dr. Emer addresses the whole face in a single treatment (and not just a single feature), he will often balance a male patient’s cheek lift or cheek augmentation with projection of the jaw and chin, creating a wider, more square, and more defined masculine jawline.
The Dr. Emer Difference
Cheek Fillers: The Dr. Emer Difference
Each dermal filler has its own distinct purposes and advantages. Just as an artist selects the perfect materials for his sculpture, Dr. Emer puts his experience and unique artistry to work by crafting a patient-specific treatment plan and choosing the best filler(s) to produce the desired results.
“Thicker” fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma or Vollure, Radiesse, Restylane Defyne, and Bellafill, offer a substantial volume increase or noticeable lifting in areas that tend to fall or droop as we age, such as the cheeks. To achieve optimal improvements, Dr. Emer visualizes a line from the corner of the lip to the ear, which he uses as a guide. Dr. Emer then injects the carefully selected filler under the cheek pad (where we all tend to lose height).
He uses a specialized layering technique that involves deep injections along the cheekbone to give lift and lateral contour. He follows the initial injections with superficial injections in the fat and skin layer to soften the nasolabial folds, shape the under eye, and improve the area around the eye and eyebrow. Dr. Emer is meticulous about understanding each patient’s goals and injecting each filler strategically without making the patient appear unnatural or “overdone.”
“I absolutely love the results of the cheek filler and NovaThreads Dr. Emer placed around my jowl area. He was very patient and attentive. Him and his lovely cosmetic consultant created a treatment plan for me and I’m excited to return and have the rest of the treatments he suggested done.”
– Geneva H
Am I a Good Candidate for Cheek Augmentation?
To determine if you are a good candidate for cheek augmentation—or to learn the best facial sculpting approach for you,—it is best to schedule a formal evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist and facial contouring expert like Dr. Jason Emer who can assess your unique needs and develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic goals.
What Is the Cost of Cheek Augmentation?
Under the care of Dr. Emer, your cheek augmentation will be highly customized to ensure optimal facial harmony. The price of your cheek augmentation will depend on the type of procedure or procedures needed to achieve your treatment goals. Complete pricing information will be provided to you at your consultation.
Contact Our Office to Schedule a Consultation
If you want to learn more about how cheek augmentation can help you restore youthful facial contours, contact our office in West Hollywood to schedule a consultation. Dr. Emer will take the time to thoroughly understand your desired outcome, so he can create the best treatment approach for your needs