Cheek Augmentation Sculpting & Cheek Lift Procedures in Chicago
Noticeable, well-defined cheekbones are prominent symbols of youthfulness and beauty. However, some patients who used to have striking, breathtaking cheekbones in their youth are starting to notice the loss in definition that they once had, causing the cheeks to droop and sink.
Others suffer from heredity disadvantages and were born with undeveloped cheekbones or cheekbones that do not balance well with the other features of the face. While it may seem impossible to restore once beautiful and defined cheeks or create an appearance that you have been dreaming of since you were little, there are several options to create and recreate definition in the cheeks with the use of implants, fillers, and even threads through cheek augmentation!
Why Cheek Augmentation at Many Faces of Chicago?
Cheekbone augmentation is specifically designed to enhance the appearance of the midface and the cheekbones, creating a sharper, more defined appearance. Undergoing cheekbone augmentation will add volume to sunken or flat areas of the face that require a much-needed lift.
Through different cheek augmentation procedures, volume is restored alongside a youthful-looking appearance. This treatment is done by the best, most dedicated, and board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, Dr. Caughlin. When it comes to your cheekbones, they are an essential part of the face contributing to a younger, stand-out appearance. With a hidden or sunken jawbone, the other features of the face are not being highlighted as much as they need to be. Aging, genetics, gravity, and exposure to the elements can take a toll on the structure of the cheekbones, Many Faces of Chicago has the answer that you have been looking for.
While implants and fillers have generally been the go-to treatment options for people wanting to create or recreate more defined cheeks, Dr. Caughlin has revolutionized cheek augmentation using his extensive background in Buccal Fat Removal. There is an area inside the cheek called the Buccal mucosa, and if you are not sure what that is, suck in the inside of the cheek and bite down gently. Why is it important? Because the buccal mucosa can cause rounded, sagging cheeks.
Through a unique approach to cheek sculpting in Chicago, Dr. Caughlin removes a wedge of the Buccal mucosa alongside a small muscle strip to further tighten the cheeks. This new and innovative procedure has changed how cheek augmentation is looked at, and Dr. Caughlin is one of the only plastic surgeons to provide this treatment to his patients. In addition, it is a completely safe procedure that provides exceptional results that last!
The Best Cosmetic Clinic for Cheek Implants in the Chicagoland Area
Cheek implants have been a popular choice for those looking to restore and add volume to the cheeks. They have been the #1 choice for many patients because they are simple, customizable, effective, permanent, and reversible. The implants are embedded through hidden incisions inside the mouth between the gums and upper lip. A properly sized and shaped implant designed for your specific facial features are inserted through the incisions and into a pocket over the bone. Once the patient has properly recovered, the implants feel and look as though they are a part of the patient’s cheekbone.
The materials that are usually chosen for cheek implant augmentation procedures are medical-grade silicone rubber and Gore-Tex. These implants become stable over time and permanent. Patients who don’t shy away from surgery, are in good health, want lasting results, and take time away from work and other responsibilities are the ideal candidates for cheek implants.
What is the Recovery Like After Getting Cheek Implants?
Immediately after your procedure, you will experience tightness, swelling, and discomfort when chewing, lasting a few days. Your cosmetic technician will prescribe you pain medication to lessen any discomfort during your recovery time. Avoid hard foods to eat and move the mouth as much as possible. The stitches used to close the incisions inside the cheeks will dissolve in 1-2 weeks. You may start to see results little by little, with the full effects coming in the months to follow.
Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation Procedures in Chicago
Understandably, many patients want to avoid invasive plastic surgery at all costs. Luckily for those seeking cheek augmentation in Chicago, there are now manageable cosmetic solutions for cheek sculpting and facial rejuvenation in the Chicagoland area. Some of these temporary solutions include:
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers
These types of fillers use a substance that is found in bones. Alongside cosmetic solutions, Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers have been used in dentistry and reconstructive surgeries for decades. The mineral-like substance stimulates the natural production of the body’s collagen, adding volume into the targeted area.
Fillers Containing Hyaluronic Acid
These fillers contain a form of Hyaluronic Acid [HA], which is a natural hydrophilic substance found in our bodies that keeps our tissues wet. The clear gel fillers naturally degrade and last about 6-12 months. Like calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, these injections promote the natural production of collagen. While these are not permanent, the more repeat injections a patient receives, the more likely the results will last longer.
Common Dermal Fillers Composed of Hyaluronic Acid Include:
Thread Lifts for Sharp Volume in the Cheeks
Thread Lifts are a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthetic created to elevate, reposition and lift slack skin of the brow, face, and neck while adding volume in the cheeks without surgery. It is a combination of several “thread” techniques that have been used for decades to achieve the highest aesthetic effects with minimal recovery. Speak with us at Many Faces of Chicago for more information regarding exactly how thread lifts will give you a rigged and sharper appearance in the cheeks.
Contact Many Faces of Chicago for Cheek Augmentation Treatments
Contact us and book your consultation with Dr. Caughlin, an experienced, board-certified, and award-winning facial plastic surgeon for more information about cheek augmentation procedures. Bringing your dreams to life and giving you the facial appeal that you have always desired is what we strive for. After an initial consultation where we discover your goals, our clinic will provide you with the best possible options for your condition.