Most people who undergo cheek fillers go through some form of side effect. The most common is a bruising of the face. This is generally temporary and can be treated with over the counter medicines. There are rare but potentially serious complications associated with dermal collagen injections. These include infection, bleeding and scarring.
The most common cosmetic surgery procedure for improving the cheekbones is to reduce the facial volume by taking fat out of the cheeks. There are many different ways in which the fat can be removed including liposuction. The method which is most effective for improving facial volume is known as lipoplasty. Other methods include chin implants and cheek implants or augmentation.
As well as reducing the facial volume, cheek fillers can also be injected into the corners of the lips. In many cases this will result in increased softness of the lips. However, some patients report an unnatural texture, meaning that they feel as if there is some sort of mucus filling the lips. If this is happening then the injections have probably been too large. A good rule of thumb is to wait at least two weeks after the last treatment before having any kind of injections. It is also important not to have a reaction to any of the injected fillers.
Cheek fillers are not permanent solution to your face problems. They do not add volume, meaning that you will have to continually have them done. Cheek fillers are only used on areas where the skin is excessively loose. These include the upper lip, the inner lip and often on the cheeks as well. This is because when the cheekbones are cracked, they do not close properly and so adding volume is difficult and sometimes impossible.
Another common problem with cheek fillers is that it can cause significant pain. As the fat moves about, or even remains in one location due to lack of firmness, it can create swelling that can be very painful. The patient may be tempted to pop the filled area to try to relieve the pain. This is not a good idea! Even though the filler may be moving around, the blood flow is still limited to a small area, so you could cause even more pain by popping that area. It is much better to have the cheek fillers last for a longer period of time, leaving your cheeks nice and firm for a while.
Cheek fillers can have a number of side effects. If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms you should consult with a doctor before having the injections. Be sure to listen to any suggestions the doctor makes and follow his or her advice. If you notice any additional symptoms after your first visit, make sure you discuss them with your physician as well. Most patients find that their discomfort decreases rather quickly.