The difference between Fillers and Implants for your cheeks

The older we get, the more we lose the natural subcutaneous fat that gives our face volume. If you are looking for for a fuller and more youthful face, then look no further. Dr. Michael Gartner offers two types of treatment options to give you a fuller face: cheek implants and dermal fillers. They each offer great services to your face, but one can be preferable depending on your specific needs. To get a better idea of which type of treatment is right for you, let’s compare and contrast the cheek implants from the dermal fillers.


Both treatment options can add fullness and definition to your cheeks. Our dermal fillers can grant you the fullness lost over time, preserving your youthful appearance. A surgical cheek implant can generally give you the same kind of result. Both sets of procedures can offer you the specific refinement you need for a more aesthetically pleasing contour. Dr. Michael Gartner has a wonderful artistic eye and will be able to match your face with your the ideal appearance, just like how a painter is commissioned to do a portrait.


One of the biggest things that separate the two treatment options is time. Dermal fillers normally require you to return for another injection one or two times a year; the fillers only last about a few months at a time. As for cheek Implants, they can last for years. They are by far the longest lasting option. Implants also appear more symmetrical. On the other hand, fillers for your cheeks and lips are non-invasive, while implants do require invasive surgery. The dermal fillers procedure also offers more cosmetic benefits, such as skin rejuvenation to reduce wrinkles. This is good since the lack of subcutaneous fat can make you look older.

Depending on your needs, you might already have an idea of which procedure you’d like best. But there is still far more to learn about these kinds of procedures. Please feel free to contact Dr. Michael Gartner today. He will be able to talk to you directly about your face’s current condition and what would be the best procedure moving forward.

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