Full, defined cheeks invoke images of classic beauties like Lauren Bacall and Katherine Hepburn. Many patients suffer from a lack of definition, or cheeks that have started sagging or becoming sunken due to the natural aging process. Dr. Stephen Hardy can perform a cheek augmentation at his Missoula, MT, practice to bring fullness and definition to your face, helping you feel attractive and confident. He uses either fat grafting or JUVÉDERM® injections to provide the desired results.
Dr. Hardy has the artistic eye necessary to determine the best way to enhance your cheeks and complement your natural beauty.
Almost anyone desiring fuller cheeks can be a cheek augmentation candidate. While many patients naturally lack volume in the cheeks, others notice that as they age, the cheeks begin to lose volume, causing them to look older than they feel. Patients should be in good general health have and realistic expectations. During an in-depth consultation, Dr. Hardy can determine if cheek augmentation or another procedure is the best way to achieve your goals.
Dr. Hardy has two methods of performing a cheek augmentation. In some cases, Dr. Hardy recommends a fat transfer to augment cheeks. This involves the use of liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body before transferring it to the patient’s cheeks. In other cases, Dr. Hardy may recommend JUVÉDERM® injections. This dermal filler contains hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally to give skin youthful suppleness. During your consultation, Dr. Hardy can determine which method of cheek augmentation is right for you.
Dr. Hardy can help you look simply great - not like you had work done.
Dr. Hardy will examine your cheeks and ask questions about what you expect from the procedure. This information will help him determine the necessary extent of treatment, and the best method of augmentation.
If you choose to augment your cheeks with fat tissue, the procedure will start with liposuction. While the amount of fat tissue necessary for the treatment will not provide significant body contouring, you may consider having a full liposuction procedure performed at the same time to achieve significantly leaner contours in addition to enhanced cheeks.
Dr. Hardy will process the fat, removing oils and adding antibiotics to prevent infection, before placing it in syringes. He will inject the fat tissue directly into your cheeks, taking care to provide symmetrical results that complement your features. Some swelling can be expected in the days following surgery. The use of fat tissue from your own body virtually eliminates the possibility of rejection or allergic reaction.
Augmenting the cheeks with JUVÉDERM® can typically be performed using little or no anesthesia. The process is efficient, with no recovery time.
Dr. Hardy has the artistic eye necessary to determine the best way to enhance your cheeks and complement your unique features. His goal is to provide you with results that look totally natural, so you can experience boosted confidence in your appearance. To learn more, please contact us today.