Full, defined, uplifted cheeks are a sign of youth and beauty, but over time the face loses fat and our skin loses some elasticity. This results in the appearance of hollow eyes and cheeks as well as sagging of the cheek itself, leading to deeper laugh lines and a tired look in the face.
Restoring volume in the cheeks gives the effect of a mid-face lift, leading to a more youthful appearance and a lessening of visible nasolabial folds (laugh lines). With a non-surgical cheek augmentation, Dr. Tanne uses fillers such as Radiesse or Perlane, or your own body fat, to restore volume to the cheeks and eyelid junction. These fillers produce beautiful, natural-looking, subtle results lasting from 6 – 12 months. Fat transfer is another excellent option. Fat is taken from another part of the body, like the flanks or belly, and transferred to the cheek area, giving beautiful, long-term results.
Dr. Tanne numbs the cheek before she injects, using injectable local anesthetics, so you do not feel a thing. She uses special blunt needles (cannulas) for the injection and sculpting of the cheeks, which significantly reduces the risk of bruising. There is no significant recovery time with non-surgical cheek enhancement, and most patients can return to work immediately after their treatment. Some mild swelling, soreness and bruising are possible, but resolve quickly.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Tanne will evaluate your unique needs and desired results, and will explain the procedure in detail. During the procedure, she will give you a mirror to demonstrate the progress and ask for your feedback. The results are immediate and satisfying since you are able to work with Dr. Tanne to achieve your goals.