According to a published report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cheek implants saw a 15% increase in 2013 from the number of reported cases in 2000. In 2013, there were 12,004 cases of performed jobs of cheek enhancement. In San Jose, CA, and other states of the West Coast, there were 1,106 reported cases or around 9% of the nationwide total. Furthermore, 73% of the nationwide total was female and 45% of the total was part of the age bracket 40 to 54 years old.
Traditionally, strong cheekbones are considered a sign of beauty and youth. They add to the definition of the face and improve facial harmony. As we age, the cheeks tend to flatten and droop because our face loses volume due to the loss of bone, muscle, and fat. This leads to the formation of jowls (sagging around the chin area), and naso-labial lines/folds (the line from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth). In the past, cheek enhancements were performed surgically with cheek implants.
With the advent of dermal fillers, this is now possible without surgery and with no downtime. This process involves injecting various products such as Restylane, , Voluma, Juvederm, or Radiesse. These fillers help restore volume to this important mid-face region, lift the entire face, and reduce naso-labial lines and jowls. Generally, the tear troughs are also treated simultaneously with the cheeks, as the elevation of the cheeks can exacerbate tear troughs. Depending on the fillers chosen, the results of a cheek enhancement could last 1 year or more. There is a small amount of swelling and bruising with this procedure, but this is very minimal and subsides within a few days.
During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Tang will discuss whether this treatment may benefit you and review all of the available treatment options. Our goal is help you regain a more youthful appearance in the most natural way without interfering with your busy lifestyle. Dr. Tang provides cheek enhancement in San Jose, as well as for patients in the communities of San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Altos, and the East Bay, including Walnut Creek, Danville, and Pleasanton.
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