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Cheek Implants vs. Permanent Filler Frequently Asked Question and Answer

Question: For cheek augmentation, how do I decide between getting cheek implants or having a permanent filler injected into my cheeks?


Dr. Francis R. Palmer’s Answer to Cheek Implants, Cheek Augmentation, Cheek Enhancement:

This is a great question that I answer during patient consultations each and every week. I have performed Cheek Augmentation with Cheek Implants for over 20 years.  Here are the issues with using a permanent filler, in the face to shape the cheeks:

  • The current Fillers that are available should be placed in the subcutaneous fatty tissues
  • these fatty tissues shift with gravity and aging towards to nose and mouth creating the nasolabial folds and jowls
  • if permanent fillers are injected over the cheek area, within this fatty tissue layer, it will eventually shift as described above
  • because all fillers can create granulomas, permanent fillers can and do cause granulomas that require surgical removal resulting in a scar on the face

In my opinion, there are to many drawbacks to using permanent fillers for Cheek, Chin and Jaw Line Augmentation with the current fillers. I prefer to use temporary fillers in these areas (Radiesse and Perlane) or to use Cheek and or Chin Implants made of silastic. When a permanent filler is available that can be injected directly onto the bone that will become part of that bone, I will add that filler to my treatment regimen and not until.

Be sure that the plastic and cosmetic surgeon, you select, understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty for the creation of a naturally, more attractive face.