Cheek implants? I have really weak cheeks and would like to get some sort of filler or implant, what do you recommend to get a more defined face?

Implant vs filler. Both may be an option although filler in the cheek is an off label use for most products. be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Cheek . Cheek implants require surgery and can occasionally have problems with slipping out of position. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm, offer quick increase in volume of the malar (cheek bone) area with a short office visit. Injections with your own fat can add volume to this area, but also requires a more invasive procedure, with possible absorption of some of the fat, therebye requiring a secondary procedure. I would start out with the fillers, and see how you like the change. They last about 1 year in that location. You can always choose the fat or implant later if you like.
While . While cheek implants can be more permanent, the increasing options and availability of various injectable fillers has diminshed the need for surgical implants. Options inlcude hyaluronic acids as with Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm, calcium hydroxyapetite (radiesse) for more longevity and volume and poly-lactic acid (sculptra), a stimulatory filler with even more longevity. Consult with a plastic surgeon qualified to discuss all options with you including injectable fillers and surgical implants.

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Do cheek implants look natural? My face doesn't have much structure to it, and I want to get cheek implants to add more definition. Will they be so obvious that people will notice or will they just subtly enhance my appearance?

I'm . I'm sorry that no one has answered your question. I am new to avvo and just came across it. Whether or not it looks natural depends on many factors, including how you look now, how big and where the implants are placed, etc. If you only need a subtle enhancement, the facial fillers (particulary radiesse) work very well and require very little recovery time. Read more...
Cheek augmentation. With implants can result in natural looks but there are other ways to augment your cheeks including fat grafting which is softer and also permanent without potential side effects from the implant placement. Ask your doctor about the options that are available for cheek augmentation and if fat is not discussed, find another doctor. Read more...

Is there an fda approved permanent filler that can be used in tear trough? I will be getting cheek implants/rhinoplasty -will speak to the surgeon. Ty

No. The skin of the tear trough is very thin and that makes it very difficult to design a "perfect filler." some have use fat injections, thinking that they would be soft and permanent however they can sometimes get firm and then create little "bumps" that are difficult to get rid of. Too much of the hyaluronic fillers (restylane, juvederm, etc) can create a "translucent" look to the skin. Read more...
There is. The only permanent filler that should be used in the tear trough is your own fat. When done by a true expert, the results are best to none and permanent. Read more...
No. As you aged a permanent filler will become a lump that can only be removed with surgery and permanent scars. Read more...
No! The only fda approved permanent filler in the us is artefill, and this is only used for smile folds/marionette lines. No filler at this time is fda approved for this area. The eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body, and any imperfections are easily visible. Implants, fat and even injectables can be seen as contour deformities. Read more...
Fillers tear trough. While many surgeons use fillers for treating the tear troughs, this is an off label use. Read more...