Frequently asked questions about cheek implants and fillers

Frequently asked questions about cheek implants and fillers

Here are some frequently asked questions about cheek implants and fillers, with the answers:


For some reason, my cheeks are the only place where I’m thin. What’s the best way to fill my cheeks out?

If you want a temporary solution, hyaluronic acid fillers are a temporary solution to thin and hollow cheeks. A longer lasting solution would be fat grafting, in which fat is removed from a different part of your body and placed on the cheeks.


What’s an example of a filler used in cheeks?

One is Juvederm Voluma, a hyaluronic acid filler. It is injected near the bone and has a recovery time of about ten days, during which you might see some swelling and tenderness.


Can cheek implants correct facial asymmetry?

There’s usually some asymmetry in the face. If the asymmetry is in the cheek muscles (as sometimes happens if one side of the mouth does a lot more chewing than the other) you might be able to have this fixed with BOTOX and fillers. But if a conspicuous asymmetry is built into your cheekbones, that’s something you’ll need a cheek implant for.


If something goes wrong with a cheek implant or I don’t like how I look with it, can it be removed?

Yes, and the sooner you remove them, the more quickly your face will return to normal. There shouldn’t be any lasting damage.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best surgeon to go to in Charlotte NC for cheek implants is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery, and he can do everything from laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment. He hsn’t had to remove a cheek implant in twenty years. If you have frequently asked questions about cheek implants and fillers, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation in order to get a discount of the consultation fee.