Cheek Augmentation in Las Vegas

Beautiful, well-defined cheekbones are a feature many women take for granted—but we aren’t all born with strong cheekbones, and as we age our face tends to droop and further diminish or hollow the cheek. Cheek enhancement can help restore youthful definition to aging cheeks, or create the attractiveness associated with strong full cheekbones.

At Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas, we offer a number of different options to enhance the cheeks, ranging from temporary dermal fillers to permanent cheek implants. Dr. Pancholi artistically injects fillers into the cheeks to restore lost volume and achieve a soft, youthful roundness to the cheeks. While it may take multiple syringes and treatments (depending on the level of hollowness and shape desired) improvements can be seen at the end of each treatment!

  • Improved Facial Contours: Cheek enhancement can create more defined and prominent cheekbones, contributing to improved overall facial contours.
  • Restoration of Lost Volume: With age, the face can lose volume. Cheek fillers or implants restore this lost volume, giving a fuller, more youthful appearance.
  • Enhanced Facial Symmetry: These procedures can improve facial symmetry and balance, often making other facial features appear more harmonious.
  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: By adding volume, cheek enhancement can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Lifted Appearance of Mid-Face Area: Enhancing the cheeks can provide a slight lift to the mid-face area, reducing signs of sagging or tiredness.
  • Customizable Results: Both fillers and implants offer customizable results, allowing adjustments to suit individual aesthetic goals.
  • Non-Surgical Option: Cheek fillers provide a non-surgical, minimally invasive option for those hesitant about undergoing surgery.
  • Immediate Results: Fillers provide immediate results, whereas implants offer a permanent solution, although with a longer recovery time.
  • Natural-Looking Enhancement: When performed correctly, both fillers and implants can offer natural-looking enhancements, avoiding an overdone appearance.
  • Quick Recovery: Recovery from filler injections is typically quick, with minimal downtime, whereas recovery from implant surgery is longer but usually straightforward.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Cheek implants offer a permanent solution, and certain types of fillers can last for up to two years.
  • Augmentation: The process of enhancing or enlarging a body part, such as the cheeks, often using implants or fillers.
  • Cheek Contour: The shape and definition of the cheek area. Cheek enhancement aims to improve or alter the contour for aesthetic purposes.
  • Cheek Enhancement: Cosmetic procedures aimed at improving the appearance of the cheeks, either by adding volume, lifting, or reshaping.
  • Cheek Implants: Surgically inserted devices used to add volume and definition to the cheekbones.
  • Cheekbones: The prominent bones located under the eye sockets, forming the structure of the cheeks. Enhancement procedures may focus on accentuating the cheekbones.
  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable substances used to add volume to soft tissues, commonly used in non-surgical cheek enhancement for temporary results.
  • Facial Contouring: The process of reshaping facial features, including the cheeks, to create a desired aesthetic appearance.
  • Fat Grafting: A technique involving the transfer of fat from another area of the patient’s body to the cheeks for natural augmentation.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: A naturally occurring substance in the body, often used in dermal fillers for cheek enhancement due to its effectiveness and compatibility.
  • Malar: Pertaining to the cheekbones; malar enhancement refers to augmenting or reshaping the cheekbones.
  • Midface: The central region of the face, including the cheeks and the area under the eyes, often the focus in cheek enhancement procedures.
  • Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement: The use of injectable fillers or fat grafting to enhance the cheeks without the need for surgical implants.
  • Recovery Period: The time it takes for a patient to heal postoperatively, with variations depending on whether the cheek enhancement is surgical or non-surgical.
  • Volumization: The process of adding volume, commonly to the cheeks or other facial areas, for a more youthful or aesthetically pleasing appearance.

VOLUMA® XC: Rejuvenate aging cheeks & subtly enhance shape

Juvéderm VOLUMA XC is an injectable filler designed specifically for the cheeks and is a very popular option for patients who want or need a boost in cheek volume. Made from hyaluronic acid, VOLUMA XC can be injected throughout the cheek area to both add volume and achieve a subtle lift. Results are temporary, but can last up to 2 years.

Are cheek fillers right for me?

Consider VOLUMA injections if you:

  • Are bothered by a hollow or sunken look to your cheeks
  • Feel your cheeks are sagging slightly due to aging
  • Would like to subtly enhance the shape and size of your cheeks
  • Prefer a temporary cheek enhancement procedure

Cheek implants can add structure to your natural cheekbones

If you prefer a more permanent option to achieve stronger, more prominent cheekbones, cheek implants may be an option to consider. Made from a soft, biocompatible silicone, cheek implants are placed through a small incision inside the mouth without visible scarring. They feel just like  natural cheekbones, and can be an effective way to achieve that striking, attractive cheek structure you desire. Dr. Pancholi can talk to you about the benefits and considerations of cheek implants if you are interested in this option.

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Learn more at a consultation

A diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Samir Pancholi has the in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and highly-trained aesthetic eye necessary to achieve beautiful, symmetrical results that seamlessly integrate with and enhance your natural features.

To learn more about your options for cheek augmentation in Las Vegas, call our office at 702-363-0240 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pancholi.

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