This page shows before and after photos of actual patients who have had cheek fillers with Dr. Mitesh Kapadia.
Descent and flattening of the cheeks is often one of the earliest signs of facial aging, especially in patients with low body fat who exercise regularly. Its not uncommon to see this problem in patients in their 20s and 30s, and it's even more common in patients in their 40s, 50s or older.
Loss of cheek volume gives patients a tired, less healthy appearance. When volume is restored , patients look more energetic and healthy. Patients who lose weight often complain that they liked their face better when they were heavier (and their body better after they lost weight). Facial fillers can help replace lost volume due to aging or weight loss.
Patients are often worried about being overfilled and looking like a chipmunk after cheek fillers. Notice how the patients shown here look really natural and not overcorrected.
Patient 1 - Before and one month after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers
These photos show a woman in her late 40s before and after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers. ⠀
Before the procedure there is significant volume loss in her mid face giving her a tired look. Replacing lost volume in this area with fillers gives her a more youthful, refreshed and lifted look.⠀
Replacing cheek volume often requires several vials of filler. For this patient, five vials of Voluma were injected over three sessions to produce this result. Is that a lot of filler? Not really, five 1.0cc vials of filler is only one teaspoon!⠀
Patient 2 - Before and one month after lower eyelid, midface, cheek and lip fillers and Botox
These photos show a woman in her 30s before and after lower eyelid, midface cheek and lip fillers. She also had Botox injections in her glabella (area between eyebrows). The injections were performed slowly over multiple sessions 2-3 weeks apart.
Prior to the procedure, she has puffiness under her eyes and hollowing in her upper cheeks, which give her a “tired” look. Blending the eyelid-cheek junction and adding volume to her cheeks gives her look a more youthful and less tired appearance. She already has great lips, so subtle volume was added to reduce wrinkling and produce a more hydrated appearance in this area. Botox was used to reduce dynamic wrinkling in between her eyebrows.
Patient 3 - Before and three weeks after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers
These photos show a woman in her late 20s before and after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers. Blending the eyelid-cheek junction and adding cheek volume helps produce a more healthy, rested look. The results are subtle but noticeable if you look closely.
People who are thin and exercise a lot often lose volume in their cheeks at an early age. Filler injections can help counteract this volume loss.
Patient 4 - Before and three weeks after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers.
These photos show a woman in her 20s before and after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers. Three vials of filler were used over two sessions to achieve this result.⠀
This patient has a thin, athletic frame with minimal facial fat. The lack of fat in her cheeks makes her under eye bags look more prominent and her mid face look unbalanced. Filling her lower eyelids and cheeks helps give her a more balanced, well rested look.⠀
Patient 5 - Before and 1.5 years after lower eyelid, midface and cheek fillers
These photos show a woman in her early 30s before and after lower eyelid and cheek fillers. The photos were taken more than 1.5 years apart with the patient losing 35 pounds over this time period. The lighting isn’t perfect due to office renovations over this time period but the results still show through.⠀
Women often love their bodies when they lose weight but hate the volume loss in their face. My instafriend and colleague @drjanellevega informs me that there is a saying for this in Spanish: “O cara o culo”, which translates to “your face or your butt”. You can have one or the other but it’s hard to make both areas look good.⠀
Loss of cheek volume can be significant even after losing 5 pounds and often makes the under eye area look worse as well. Eye bags become more visible as the cheek fat under the eyes is lost.⠀
This patient had puffiness under her eyes and some flattening of her cheeks even before she started losing weight. Fillers were used to blend the eyelid-cheek junction and add volume to her upper cheeks. We added additional volume as she started losing weight to maintain her results.⠀
I think that you will agree she looks fantastic. Fillers are a great tool to help patients maintain and improve facial volume as they lose weight. Now she is happy with both her face and her body.⠀
About cheek fillers
Filler injections to the cheeks are performed in the office with topical numbing cream. Patients typically find say that the injections feel “weird” but are not painful. Bruising and swelling can definitely happen anytime filler is injected in the face, but bruising is usually mild enough to cover with makeup. More severe bruising is possible, but uncommon. The procedure takes approximately ten minutes and can often be performed the same day as a consultation if the patient is a good candidate. We recommend stopping all blood thinners including aspirin, Motrin/ibuprofen and Alleve for at least two weeks prior to minimize bruising. Patients can drive themselves home after the procedure.
Dr. Kapadia can give you a price estimate at the time of your consultation, but most patients need one to two vials of filler for this treatment. Our prices for filler injections are listed in the prices section of this website.