Dr. Rivkin’s cheek enhancements are non-surgical, non-invasive, and safe. Rather than using an implant or fat from some other part of your body, Dr. Rivkin uses injectable fillers at his clinic – either Voluma, Lyft or Radiesse or, for select patients who request a permanent effect, Bellafill.
Voluma is a long lasting hyaluronic acid based filler that provides excellent lift and a natural, smooth contour. The effects of Voluma last for up to one and a half years and, like all hyaluronic acid fillers, it is reversible or adjustable at any time. The area injected feels soft and supple, never lumpy, and when the filler is dissolved by the body it goes away gradually and symmetrically. Bruising is possible after any injection, but Dr. Rivkin and his staff have worked hard to refine their techniques so that the frequency of bruising with Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation is at an absolute minimum.
Radiesse is a firm, calcium based, long lasting (9 to 12 months) injectable filler. We use Radiesse for patients with deeper cheek hollows because it lifts skin better than any other filler. It is injected in a very precise manner into the deepest tissues of the cheek. This may sound painful, but Dr. Rivkin uses a very small needle and numbs the cheek with a powerful topical cream before he injects, so you do not feel a thing. The Radiesse becomes part of your skin as your own cells grow around the injection “scaffolding” and does not move from the area injected. Radiesse is also known to cause your body to increase production its own collagen in the areas of injection, increasing the duration of effect.
Lyft is another hyaluronic acid based filler that works well to enhance the cheeks. Lyft projects tissue smoothly and lasts for about 10 to 12 months. Like Voluma, it is reversible at any time with a simple enzyme injection.
Bellafill can be injected into the same place, but achieves it’s effect primarily through the stimulation of the patient’s own collagen in the precise area injected. The main component of Bellafill is tiny beads of methyl methacrylate, which is a safe surgical plastic in use for over 50 years. Bellafill is a great option for patients who need a small to moderate amount of augmentation and were satisfied with the effect of the temporary procedure.
Getting a Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation is much safer and less costly ($1,000 to $2,000) than traditional cheek implants. There is no significant recovery time with non-surgical cheek enhancement; most patients can return to work immediately.
There is a small risk of bruising at the area of injection (bruises are usually small and coverable with make-up), there is some mild swelling and most patients feel a bit sore after a Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation procedure. The soreness is gone within a few hours, swelling resolves within a day or so and bruising is gone in a matter of days.
During your initial consultation for your cheek augmentation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs and desired end results, and explain the procedure in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He is always available for advice, questions and reassurance.
To learn more about Non-Surgical Cheek Implants, or to schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or by phone today.