When thinking about having a cosmetic procedure done to help the face regain some of its youthfulness, one might wonder whether it is better to have cheek implant surgery or injectable filler cheek augmentation. There are benefits from both types of cosmetic surgery procedures. The cheek implant surgery uses silicone implants that are designed to be permanent. These implants are surgically inserted through the mouth and carefully placed to provide the best contour to the cheek. After recovering from the procedure, the patient returns to work in about a week find cheek implants.
Injectable fillers, on the other hand are less invasive because they only require injections. Cheek procedures is truly surgery. Therefore, the recovery time for the injectable fillers is much shorter and frequently has less swelling and bruising. The most common fillers used for cheek augmentation are the newer hyaluronics (HA), Radiesse, and Sculptra. Excess fat harvested from the patient’s own body is also becoming a popular filler. Because it originates from the patient’s own body, there is little chance of infection. Fat can also be harvested and stored for future use. It is easy to inject and provides a very natural look when used for cheek augmentation.