Cheek Implants vs. Juvederm Injections
Having prominent cheekbones can enhance your face in a number of ways. Not everyone is born with statuesque bone structure, unfortunately. That’s where Dr. Christopher Hove can help. His facial plastic surgery center provides the Philadelphia, PA area with the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for cheek augmentation.
Two of the most common treatments to enhance the cheekbones include facial implants and Juvederm™ injections. Let’s compare these procedures below so you understand your options and which one may be best for you.
About Cheek Implants
Cheek implants are facial implants that are placed atop the cheekbones in order to add prominence and definition to the face. These cheek implants are custom crafted for precise shape in order to achieve optimal results. Different types of materials can be used for cheek implants.
The Cheek Implant Procedure
Cheek implants can be placed through various incisions, though it’s common for them to be placed through incisions inside of the mouth. If a patient is undergoing other facial surgeries such as a lower eyelid surgery or facelift, cheek implants can be placed and positioned through those surgical incisions.
The Pros and Cons of Cheek Implants
The biggest advantages of getting cheek implants are:
- Customized implants allow for precise sculpting of facial features
- The implants appear natural under the skin
- The cosmetic benefits of cheek implants last for decades
The biggest disadvantages of getting cheek implants are:
- Expensive compared to non-surgical options
- Downtime after surgery as well as surgical recovery time
- Risk of infection and other post-op complications
About Juvederm Injections
The Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to offer a host of dermal filler injections to people in the Philadelphia area. Juvederm is one of the most popular fillers on the market. This hyaluronic acid-based filler adds volume to the injection site, plumping up facial features and enhancing overall appearance in the process.
The Juvederm Injection Procedure
Juvederm can be injected directly into the cheekbone area by a plastic surgeon. It will be added carefully and deliberately to ensure a focused enhancement of the cheekbones that appears natural.
The Pros and Cons of Juvederm
The biggest advantages of Juvederm injections are:
- Non-surgical enhancement of the cheekbones and cheek area
- Less expensive than undergoing facial plastic surgery
- The procedure is quick
- No downtime after treatment
- Low risk of serious side effects and complications
The biggest disadvantages of Juvederm injections are:
- The results are only temporary (several months)
- Repeated Juvederm injections necessary for lasting benefits
- Dermal filler injections not always as precise as facial implants
Is One Cheek Augmentation Option Better Than the Other?
“Better” is such a relative term here. It really varies from patient to patient depending on their goals. What we can say is that patients who want a permanent cheek augmentation solution should consider cheek implants. Patients who would prefer to avoid surgery should consider Juvederm or other dermal filler injections.
During your consultation at our practice, we can go over your aesthetic goals and the various treatment options available to make sure you get the ideal treatment that is best for you and your needs.
Learn More About Cheek Augmentation
If you live in the Philadelphia area and want more information about enhancing your cheekbones and facial features, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic surgeon. You can reach the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery by phone at (610) 647-3727.