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Cheekbone Contouring with Fillers

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Patients often express their desire for beautifully sculpted cheekbones. Dr. David Cangello, a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the New York City area is proud to provide cheekbone contouring with dermal fillers, a popular procedure that can enhance the shape and definition of your cheeks, helping you achieve more youthfulness in your facial appearance. Whether you long for a subtle enhancement or a dramatic transformation, Dr. Cangello specializes in providing personalized solutions to meet your unique goals. With his expertise in injectable dermal fillers and innovative techniques, you can trust Dr. Cangello to deliver exceptional results.

Contact Us today at (212) 644-4416 to schedule your consultation for dermal fillers in NYC.

What Is Cheekbone Contouring with Filler?

Cheekbone contouring with dermal fillers is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that offers numerous advantages for those seeking to enhance their cheekbone appearance. Dermal fillers are specifically formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA) to add volume and restore lost volume to the cheek area. By strategically injecting these fillers into targeted areas, Dr. Cangello can effectively contour and sculpt your cheekbones, creating a more defined and youthful facial structure.

This FDA-approved treatment1 can effectively address the loss of volume in the midface, create high cheekbones, smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds) and lines around the mouth, improve the jawline, and enhance the appearance of under eye hollows.

Benefits of Cheek Filler Treatment

There are numerous benefits associated with cheekbone contouring with fillers, including:

  • Non-surgical alternative to traditional methods like cheek implants
  • Improves the projection and shape of the cheekbones
  • Achieves a more youthful, lifted, and sculpted look
  • Natural-looking results, that don’t appear overdone or artificial
  • Provides an instant improvement in the facial appearance
  • Requires little to no downtime
  • Results are long-lasting
  • Can improve overall self-confidence

Types of Cheekbone Filler

Restylane® Lyft

Restylane® Lyft is a popular hyaluronic acid-based filler specifically designed for adding volume and contour to the cheeks. It is FDA-approved and known for its long-lasting results. Restylane® Lyft’s formulation provides a smooth and natural-looking enhancement to the cheekbones, resulting in improved facial symmetry and a more youthful appearance.

Juvéderm® Voluma

Juvéderm® Voluma is another hyaluronic acid-based filler that is FDA-approved for cheek augmentation. It is specifically formulated to address age-related volume loss in the midface, enhancing cheekbone projection and restoring youthful contours. Juvéderm® Voluma provides long-lasting results and offers a subtle lift and rejuvenation to the cheeks.


Sculptra® is a unique dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra® stimulates collagen production in the skin, resulting in gradual and natural-looking volume restoration. It is an excellent option for individuals seeking long-term improvement in cheekbone structure and contour. Sculptra® treatments typically require multiple sessions spaced over several months to achieve optimal results.

Candidates for Cheekbone Contouring with Fillers

Ideal candidates for cheekbone contouring with dermal fillers are individuals living in NYC (or willing to travel) with concerns about flat or asymmetrical cheekbones, those experiencing age-related cheek volume loss, and those desiring a more youthful appearance or enhanced facial contour. This non-surgical option appeals to those who prefer a minimally invasive procedure without the risks or recovery time associated with surgery.

Candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the potential results.2 During a consultation, Dr. Cangello will assess your facial structure and determine if cheekbone contouring with injectable fillers suits your aesthetic goals.

Preparing for Cheekbone Contouring

Before embarking on your cheekbone contouring journey, you’ll start with an initial consultation with Dr. David Cangello at our New York City office. During this consultation, Dr. Cangello will take the time to understand your specific goals and expectations for your cheekbone enhancement. To ensure a safe procedure, it is crucial that you openly discuss your medical history, including any medications, allergies, and prior facial procedures and/or surgeries.

In order to determine the most suitable approach for your cheekbone contouring, Dr. Cangello will inquire about the desired look you wish to achieve. He will perform a thorough physical examination, including taking precise measurements and photographs of your facial structure. Based on this assessment, Dr. Cangello will then explain the injectable treatment that will best fulfill your aesthetic goals.

The Cheekbone Filler Procedure

The actual procedure is quick and comfortable, typically taking less than an hour to complete. Prior to the treatment, a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize any potential discomfort. Dr. Cangello will then carefully inject the dermal filler into specific areas of your cheeks according to your treatment plan, strategically sculpting and contouring your cheekbones to create a more defined and lifted appearance.

Cheekbone Contouring Recovery and Results

Following the cheekbone contouring procedure, you will notice an immediate improvement in the shape and volume of your cheeks. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there may be some initial swelling or bruising, which is temporary and should subside within a few days.

The duration of your results will depend on the specific filler used and individual factors, but typically, the effects can last anywhere from several months to a year or more. Dr. Cangello will provide aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and help you maintain the results for as long as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cheekbone Contouring with Filler

Cheekbone contouring procedures are conducted at Dr. Cangello’s state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery office located in New York City. The injections take place within comfortable and private consultation rooms.

The duration of cheekbone filler results can vary depending on several factors, including the specific type of filler used and individual characteristics. On average, cheekbone fillers can last anywhere from several months to a year or more. During your consultation with Dr. Cangello, he will provide a more accurate estimate of how long the cheekbone filler is expected to last in your case. He will also recommend the most appropriate filler option based on your goals and preferences.

The pricing for your cheekbone contouring procedure will be determined by several factors, including the type and amount of filler used and the desired aesthetic outcome. Dr. Cangello will evaluate your bone structure and overall facial appearance, and provide you with a detailed breakdown of the cost associated with your personalized treatment plan during your consultation.

Yes, cheek enhancement with hyaluronic acid fillers is considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced injector like Dr. Cangello. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with cheekbone filler injections. These can include temporary swelling, redness, bruising, and mild discomfort at the injection site. While serious complications are rare, they include infection and allergic reactions, among others.3

Absolutely! Combining other treatments like Botox® or lip filler with cheekbone contouring can provide a more comprehensive and synergistic approach to facial rejuvenation and a more balanced and youthful appearance. By combining these treatments, you can address multiple concerns simultaneously. Botox® can target fine lines and wrinkles, while dermal filler injections focus on restoring volume and contour to the cheeks and lips.

Patient Experiences

“He is amazing! Made me feel super comfortable as soon as I met him. He is got a lot of patience, explains every little detail and is a great listener. Not to mention his work is absolutely amazing. Got fillers and I can tell he was very experienced and made the effort to make me feel good and look fantastic!”


1 FDA. Dermal Filler Do’s and Don’ts for Wrinkles, Lips and More. Available: Accessed May 19, 2023.

2 ASPS. Who is a good candidate for cheek augmentation? Available: Accessed May 19, 2023.

3 ASPS. What are the risks of dermal fillers? Available: Accessed May 19, 2023.

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