Although facial implants offer an excellent long term solution to cheek hollowness, many patients desire a less invasive procedure. For those patients we recommend a dermal filler.
The goal is to increase volume, and the best way to achieve that is with the patient’s own fat. Autologous fat transfer involves the harvesting of fat through liposuction of the stomach or buttocks. The fat is purified and then injected into the subcutaneous area of the cheek. The procedure may be performed in the office or under sedation in the OR.
If liposuction and fat transfer isn’t a desirable option for you, other good choices are wrinkle fillers like Radiesse or Juvederm. With any of these options, it’s crucial to have a qualified practitioner do the injections. These treatments seem simple, but a successful cosmetic result often depends on the skilled injection technique of a knowledgeable surgeon.