Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES CHEEK ENHANCEMENT WORK?
Cheek augmentation is an effective, non-surgical, and minimally invasive option for those who wish to have more volume in the cheekbone area and enhance their overall facial contour and balance. Because the cheek area is augmented with an injectable dermal filler, the results are more natural, require little down-time, and have a low incidence of side-effects. Additionally, because no general anesthesia is required the client may control her/his outcome by looking in a handheld mirror and providing feedback to Dr. Khan throughout the procedure.
Traditional cheek implants are surgical, invasive procedures. Either silicone or fat is implanted into the cheekbone area.
Surgical implants are done under general anesthesia with an incision made inside the mouth, through which the implant is inserted. The recovery can be painful and the outcome may not always be as desired.
Dr. Khan prefers to use either the Radiesse or Juvederm dermal fillers. Both fillers are FDA approved, and hypoallergenic. Juvederm has the benefit of being a reversible filler. During your free initial consultation, Dr. Khan will determine which filler is ideal for you and your desired results.
*Results can vary based on individual conditions
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHEEK ENHANCEMENT?
Men and women who desire to have more defined cheeks are all candidates for this procedure.
IS ANESTHESIA USED DURING CHEEK ENHANCEMENT COSMETIC PROCEDURE?
Yes, your cheeks will be numbed so that you feel no or minimal discomfort. Usually, a topical anesthetic is used, as well as lidocaine, to numb the cheek during the injection.
WHAT ARE FILLERS USED FOR DURING CHEEK ENHANCEMENT?
Dr. Khan will select the fillers to be used in the procedure.
WHAT DOES CHEEK ENHANCEMENT FEEL LIKE?
The filler is injected into the cheek and can be painful so anesthesia and pain medications are often used.
HOW LONG DOES THE CHEEK AUGMENTATION (ENHANCEMENT) PROCEDURE TAKE?
The cheek enhancement procedure can take from five to thirty minutes, depending on the size and shape of area being treated.
HOW WILL MY CHEEK FEEL AFTER CHIN AUGMENTATION?
After the cheek enhancement procedure, you may experience some pain and swelling. This usually lasts a few days and in rare cases, the swelling and redness can persist for up to two weeks.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS OF CHEECK ENHANCEMENT?
Your cheek will be fuller after the procedure because of the swelling and the filler. You will see the results of the filler alone in a few days after the swelling has subsided.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN RETURN TO MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
You can most likely return to your normal activities in a few days after the swelling subsides.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST FOR CHEEK FILLERS?
The temporary fillers in the cheek last 12-18 months.