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Cheek Filler Brisbane | Cheek Dermal Fillers for Enhancement or Lifting

Cheek filler is used to contour, volumise, and enhance the appearance of the cheeks. Most cheek enhancement procedures aim to rejuvenate the face for a more youthful appearance by filling lost volume.  However, cheek fillers have other applications, including restoring volume after weight loss, correcting or restoring symmetry for facial balance, or beautifying strategies. For beautifying, cheek dermal fillers restore cheek curves and peaks and create parallel lines to the other primary face frame, the jawline. So what cheek appearance provides beauty or youthfulness? How do cheek fillers restore this, and what are your treatment options? At Pearl, our doctors offer fillers for cheeks, PDO threads and a free assessment at the outset.

Call us on 07 3350 5447 for a free consultation or book online to see our doctors.

Before and after cheek fillers and lip filler

*Cheek filler and lip filler – results are individual

Beauty Concepts for Cheek Enhancement

What creates a beautiful face, and how do cheek fillers create or restore beauty and youthfulness? Cheeks are an essential feature of the face and undergo flattening and drooping with age. Facial ageing signs are cumulative changes to the face caused by gravity, changes to the skin, soft tissue and facial fat pads. The malar face pads, which lie just under the eye, are responsible for youthful cheek plumpness. With the pull of gravity over time, the malar pads redistribute down the face. Thus, causing under-eye hollows, cheek flattening, and as the fat settles lower down the face, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and jowl formation.

The Cheek Line and Jaw Line  – Critical Features for Youth and Beauty

Cheeks and jawlines are the keys to a beautiful face, and the frames and curves formed by these are critical to youthful features.  Our doctors replicate four elements in cheek enhancement: restoring volume to the midface, returning the Ogee curve, the cheek peak point, and a defined jawline parallel to the cheek line.

The Triangle of Youth vs The Pyramid of Age

The face is divided into thirds, the upper face, midface and lower face. In youth, the widest part of the face is at the cheek level;  and this gives the face a triangular appearance – called the youth triangle. However, as we age and the fat pads descend and settle further down the face, the widest part of the face is now at the jawline, causing the face to become more like a pyramid we call this – the pyramid of age.

Cheek fillers restore volume to the midface to rebalance the face.

The Ogee Curve

The most outstanding feature of youth is the lateral projection of the cheek – the ogee curve. The ogee curve describes a double ‘S’ shaped curve around cheek convexities when observed at a 45-degree angle. Younger women have a broader ogee curve with youthful fullness in the mid-face. However, as you age, the ‘s’ shaped curve flattens, and lack of contour makes you appear older.

Cheek dermal fillers are used to restore the ogee curve. (This will look unnatural if overcorrected.)

The Cheek Peak Point

Diagram of Peak Cheek Projection

A third critical beautifying feature is the peak point of the cheek.  If you observe the light reflection from a youthful cheek, you will notice a certain point where this light reflection is most intense. This point coincides with maximal cheek projection, and the optimal position for this is high in the cheek, inferior to the outer lower eyelid.

Cheek fillers recreate the cheek peak point.

Creating Parallel Cheek Line and Jawline

Diagram showing a defined jawline, parallel to the cheek line.

The final critical beauty factor is having a defined jawline parallel to a defined high cheek line. To create beauty, it is vital to consider the whole face. Sometimes, it is necessary to treat the jawline in addition to cheek filler,  and even adding chin filler to increase forward projection further sculpts the jawline.

The parallel lines of a defined jawline and cheeks lines are restored with cheek and jawline filler.

Before and after cheek filler, nasolabial, chin and upper lip wrinkles filler.

*Cheek filler with nasolabial, chin and upper lip filler – results are individual.

Before and after cheek filler and lower face filler.

*Before and after cheek filler and lower face filler – results are individual.

Before and after photo of cheek dermal filler, chin and lip fillers.

Before and after cheek dermal filler, chin and lip fillers – results are individual

Cheek fillers before and after photo

*Cheek fillers before and after – results are individual.

Cheek Enhancement 

Cheek enhancement should restore lost cheek volume, plump out the ogee curve, create a cheek peak point and define parallel lines between the jaw and cheek lines. However, cheek dermal fillers achieve more than just cheek enhancement.

  • Cheek fillers improve the appearance of tear troughs, hollows under the eyes and eye bags by supporting the lower eyelid ligaments.
  • Cheek filler helps lift the nasolabial fold through a backup effect.
  • Cheek fillers help improve the appearance of lower face jowls through a flow-on effect.
  • Cheek filler smooths cheek wrinkles through a plumping effect.

Procedure For Cheek Dermal Fillers

  • The first step is a consult with our Doctors to see if you are a good candidate for the treatment.
  • The procedure takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes to complete, paying attention to the aesthetic changes.
  • There should be minimal discomfort during the process.
  • To reduce discomfort, topical and local anaesthetic can be used. The hyaluronic gel in the cheek filler also contains a local anaesthetic.
  • Our doctors prefer to use a cannular injecting technique for cheek filler to reduce the risk of bruising and injection into blood vessels.

Results and Recovery from Cheek Fillers

Recovery time is typically short, and the cheek filling and plumping results will be visible right away. However, the final result can take up to a month to fully develop.

  • Avoid sleeping on your side for the first few days after treatment if possible.
  • To help the cheek filler plump –  stay hydrated.
  • Strenuous exercises and activities should be avoided for 48 hours after treatment (walking is fine, but no gym heroics!).
  • The duration of the effects of cheek dermal fillers ranges from 12 to 18 months.
  • Common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling, and tenderness. So it is essential to factor this into the timing of your treatment. Consider scheduling your treatment so that there are no significant events for the next two weeks.

Alternatives for Cheek Dermal Fillers

  • There are also treatments available, such as fat transfer (using your fat to enhance your cheeks). However, this is a more invasive procedure and necessitates liposuction to harvest the fat. Cheek fillers, as opposed to fat, provide more cheek projection and shape.
  • PDO thread lifts to restore volume to the cheek area.
  • A facelift is excellent for getting rid of redundant skin and tightening. However, it does not restore volume; a fat transfer or cheek filler will still be required to correct the ogee curve and restore the cheek peak.

What are the Advantages of Cheek Fillers?

  • The cheek enhancement procedure with cheek fillers is a lunchtime procedure that can be completed in less than an hour, and most people can resume their normal activities right away.
  • Furthermore, unlike facelifts or fat transfer, no general anaesthesia is required.
  • Cheek fillers are less invasive and less expensive than cheek thread lifts or surgery.
  • There is a high level of satisfaction with cheek dermal fillers.
  • While cheek fillers are less risky than surgery, our doctors will discuss potential complications during your initial free consultation.

Procedures Performed in Conjunction with Cheek Filler

The therapeutic approach for facial contouring should be customised, depending on volume loss, sagging and skin condition. Combinations are often essential for harmony and balance. Cheek fillers can be combined with other procedures:

  • Cheek dermal fillers are frequently combined with lip, undereye, or jawline fillers in younger women.
  • Cheek filler can be combined with face slimming injections to achieve a more oval face shape.
  • They can also be combined with a jowl lift or a thread lift. But the best lifting is achieved by a combination of filler and threads.

Call us on 07 33 505447 for a free consultation with our Doctors or book online.

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