I had filler injected into my cheeks 2 weeks ago at this dermatologist’s office. I have big cheeks now, but it almost looks weird, like my cheeks are too obvious. I have people asking me what I did to my cheeks. What can I do to make them look better?Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Using filler in the cheeks is one of the most common uses for fillers. The problem is that even though the cheeks themselves might look good after the injections--and that's a big if-- your new cheeks might be out of balance and out of harmony with the rest of your face. For example, a person who has volume loss in the cheeks and thinks they need bigger cheeks has most likely lost volume in the temples, under eyes, and right below the cheek as well. If these issues are not corrected at the same time, your new cheeks will look out of proportion to the rest of your face and might look fake.
The key to using fillers, or fat, or any other facial cosmetic surgery is to achieve facial harmony and balance.
So what are your options? Well, if you truly just want your cheeks to go back to what they used to, you can maybe have the filler dissolved, as long as a hyaluronic acid based filler was used (like juvederm, restylane, perlane). Your other option is to fill in those other areas a bit to bring your face into greater balance and harmony. Just a little filler in your temple, or under eye area might all of a sudden make your face look great and balanced again.