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How to Achieve Youthful Cheeks With Our Mid Cheek Filler Technique

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Have you noticed your cheek area looking a bit hollow lately? Do you wish you could restore volume to your midface for a more youthful appearance?

If so, cheek fillers may be right for you.

At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we specialize in facial rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers to help patients achieve their beauty goals. Our mid cheek filler technique can expertly restore lost volume, sculpt your cheekbones, and deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Keep reading to learn all about mid cheek fillers and see if they’re the right choice for enhancing your cheeks.

What is the Mid Cheek Area and Why Does it Lose Volume?

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The mid cheek area refers to the middle part of your cheek between the lower eyelid and upper lip. This area encompasses the cheek fat pads as well as the upper portion of the cheekbone.

As we age, the mid cheek area is one of the first facial zones to show signs of volume loss. This occurs for several reasons:

  • Fat pads in the midface naturally atrophy over time.
  • The skin becomes laxer.
  • Bone structure shifts slightly.
  • Facial fat compartments flatten and diminish.

Loss of volume in the mid cheek area leads to a hollow, sagging appearance. It can make you look older and more tired. Plumping this area backup delivers a lifting effect for a refreshed, youthful look.

What Are the Benefits of Mid Cheek Fillers?

Mid cheek fillers can provide a variety of aesthetic improvements by adding subtle volume to the cheek area. This helps to restore a more youthful structure and contour to the midface. Some of the key benefits include:

Restoring Volume Loss

One of the main signs of facial aging is losing volume and fat in the midface region. This leads to sagging, flattened cheeks and the appearance of loose skin. Dermal fillers can replace this lost volume and plump up the area for a more lifted, contoured look.

Lifting the Midface

By adding strategic volume to the mid cheek area around the top of the cheekbone, fillers create a subtle lift. This can smooth jowls, lift drooping cheeks, and restore a heart-shaped face.

A randomized multi-center study has shown high satisfaction rate from patients who received hyaluronic acid filler to treat midface volume loss which constitutes to more than 97%. 

Smoothing Lines and Wrinkles

Volume loss also leads to the formation of lines, wrinkles and shadows on the cheeks. Fillers help fill in these creases and folds, leaving the skin looking smoother and softer.

Defining the Cheekbones

Precise placement of filler along the upper cheekbones can sharpen and define this area. More angular, sculpted cheekbones convey a youthful vitality.

Balancing Asymmetry

If one cheek is more sunken or flat compared to the other, fillers can even out the facial contours. Subtle corrections create better symmetry.

Natural-Looking Results

Advanced dermal fillers result in very natural-looking improvements. The materials used mimic the body's own soft tissues. When carefully placed by an experienced provider, you get a refreshed but not overdone enhancement.


While not permanent, today's leading fillers provide results lasting 1-2 years typically. Some even longer with Juvederm Voluma. This makes them an excellent value compared to options like fat transfer.

Little Downtime

These minimally invasive injections require virtually no recovery time. There may be some mild swelling, but you can usually return to normal activities right away.

How is the Mid Cheek Filler Technique Performed?

At Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, our expert injectors use meticulous techniques to achieve beautiful, natural-looking enhancements with mid cheek fillers.

We use advanced dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. The smooth gel-like fillers integrate seamlessly into your facial tissues.

Using a fine needle, we will inject small amounts of filler strategically across the mid cheek area. The filler is placed into the deep dermis and on top of the cheekbone periosteum.

Injection patterns typically involve a fanning technique starting from the middle of the cheek and moving outwards. We may also layer filler using a medial to lateral approach to gradually build volume. Slow injections and frequent needle changes provide greater comfort.

We take care to accentuate your natural cheek contours and proportions. You’ll be up and running again in no time after this 30-45 minute enhancing treatment.

What Areas of the Cheeks Can Fillers Treat?

In addition to the mid cheek, fillers can also be used to treat other areas of the cheeks for complete facial renewal:

Lower CheeksPlump up the lower cheek hollows bordering the laugh lines.
Upper CheeksLift and restore volume to the upper cheekbones and under eyes.
Apple ZonesRecontour the apple zones on the apples of the cheeks.
Tear TroughsSoftens lines and shadows under the eyes.

We can also combine cheek fillers with treatments like liquid facelifts to lift the mid and lower face. Discuss your specific trouble spots with Dr. Lanna to create a customized filler plan.

Fillers Used for the Mid Cheeks

The mid cheek area requires fillers that provide lift, structure, and volume. The main types we use include:

Juvéderm Voluma XCProvides up to 2 years of volume with optimal lift.
Restylane LyftIntegrates seamlessly for natural-looking, wrinkle-smoothing volume.
RadiesseStimulates collagen for longer-lasting, volumizing improvements.

Dr. Lanna will recommend the right filler for your individual needs and treatment goals. We only use products produced by reputable brands for your ultimate safety and peace of mind.

Potential Side Effects of Mid Cheek Fillers

Dermal cheek fillers are very well tolerated with minimal side effects. Mild swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness can occur but usually resolves within a week.

There is virtually no downtime after mid cheek filler injections. Most patients can resume regular activities right away. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment. Results become gradually more visible over a two week period as swelling dissipates.

While rare, other potential side effects include asymmetry, lumps, infection, and granuloma formation. Our clinic takes every precaution to avoid complications. We use only the highest quality injectables available.

How Long Do Cheek Fillers Last?

With optimal placement, the right filler, and proper aftercare, you can enjoy beautiful, enhanced cheek contours for up to 2 years.

Most hyaluronic acid fillers provide between 12-18 months of improvement. Your underlying facial tissues and bone structure also factor into longevity.

Maintain your results by limiting sun exposure, avoiding drastic weight fluctuations, staying hydrated, and repeating treatments as needed. Be sure to come in for any recommended touch-ups after the initial procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Mid Cheek Fillers?

If you are bothered by visible signs of volume loss and sagging in your midface area, you may be an ideal candidate for cheek fillers

Good candidates for mid cheek fillers include:

  1. Individuals with flat or sunken cheeks wanting to restore lost volume and plumpness. Fillers can create more prominent, higher cheekbones for a more youthful contour.
  2. Those with sagging jowls and skin laxity in the midface. Fillers provide a lift to the cheek area, smoothing out nasolabial folds, wrinkles, and drooping along the jawline and cheeks.
  3. People looking to sharpen their cheekbone definition. Strategic filler placement can accentuate the cheeks for a chiseled appearance.
  4. Patients bothered by an overall tired, aged look to their midface. Fillers rejuvenate this area for a well-rested, vibrant appearance.
  5. Anyone seeking a nonsurgical approach to smooth wrinkles, creases, and lines across the cheek area. Fillers soften these marks for a more flawless complexion.
  6. Healthy adults with reasonable aesthetic goals for improvement of their midface region. Fillers sculpt and volumize the cheeks in a customized, subtle way.
  7. Individuals who want to correct volume loss that makes them look older than their years. Replenishing volume rewinds the clock for a more youthful facial profile.

To determine if you are a good candidate for cheek fillers, Dr. Lanna can thoroughly evaluate your concerns and aesthetic goals. If appropriate, we'll tailor a personalized filler treatment plan to achieve your desired improvements.

Transform Your Appearance with Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

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If you’re ready to restore a more youthful, vibrant look to your midface, contact Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today to schedule a personalized consultation.

At your appointment, Dr. Lanna will listen to your unique concerns and assess your facial anatomy. She will then recommend an expertly tailored mid cheek filler treatment plan to meet your goals.

With her artistic eye, advanced techniques, and use of premium dermal fillers, Dr. Lanna consistently helps patients achieve natural-looking yet transformative rejuvenation.

Don't wait to revitalize your appearance. Call us at (929) 565-7539 or book online today to learn more about reconstructing beautiful, fuller cheek contours you'll love.

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