Cheek augmentation using Radiesse or Fat grafting 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.
By injecting Radiesse dermal filler, or Juvederm Ultra Plus, cheek augmentation results are immediate, natural, require little down-time, and have a low incidence of side-effects. Additionally, because no general anesthesia is required you can go back to your daily schedule with no interuption. Cheek augmentation procedures using Radiesse, Juvederm Ultra Plus or Fat grafting give prominent full cheeks and a youthful, healthy appearance.
Surgical implants, on the other hand 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. Kerns is very experienced in premalar augmentation with Juvederm or Radiesse to redefine contours of the anterior cheek bone. The results are dramatic: not only you will have higher cheek bones this procedure also erases dark circles under your eyes and “lift” up your nasolabial folds which will appear much less proeminent.
Cheek augmentation with your own Fat grafted from the belly/abdomen, thighs or hips can even simulate a “liquid” facelift by enhancing contours of the upper 1/3 face and mid face when needed and restoring the triangle of beauty for your face. The traingle of beauty is defined by the cheek bones in the upper corners and by the chin in the mid lower end.
Unfortunately with the aging process the Triangle of Beauty changes and in late phases it reverses to upper pole defined by the tip of the nose and lower corners defined by the sagging jaw line.
All beauty and rejuvenating treatments are focusing on maintaining or restoring the triangle of beauty for the face.
The advantages of using your fat compared to fillers are reflected in the overall natural and healthy look of the entire skin and face with no iregularities, less chances for bruising, better definition of the facial features.
Dr. Kerns specializes in Viafill Fat Transfer a non invasive procedure that can be performed in an office with only local anesthesia and minimal if any downtime. A lot of her patients are nurses that work in the operating room and had a chance to see surgical facelifts and compare them to a fat transfer procedure that gives similar results and better alternatives.
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