CHEEK ENHANCEMENT TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman uses the Hyaluronic Acid filler Voluma® to achieve beautiful but subtle cheek augmentation. As we age, the midface and especially the cheeks descend due to gravity and the atrophy of youthful fat. Cheek enhancement via dermal fillers is an unobtrusive way to brighten and reverse some of the natural flattening in the cheeks and midface. A single 1cc vial of Voluma restores a youthful fullness to the cheeks and gently lifts up the nasolabial folds (the “parentheses” around the mouth). All this without leaving the patient looking at all “overdone”. Dr. Zuckerman tailors each cheek augmentation treatment to the individual patient, because patients all age differently. It may be important to inject lower or higher up on the midface / cheek. Patient satisfaction with Dr. Zuckerman’s Voluma® treatments is extremely high, and Dr. Zuckerman also believes that this treatment has become quite popular amongst celebrities and those on television as a way to camouflage age-related descent of the midface. High cheekbones are responsible for a large percentage of our perception of youth, brightness, and midface beauty.


Left oblique view of cheek enhancement patient using Voluma. Restore cheek roundness / youthfulness lost due to flattening and midface descent due to aging. One vial (1cc) injected total. Treatment result is subtle, so arrows are provided.

Before and after of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s cheek enhancement patients in New York City. Patient treated with 1cc of Voluma® total. Patient pictured on the day of treatment before and after. Added volume is subtle, so arrows are provided.


Cheek Enhancement In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Cheek Enhancement including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require one treatment per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment is visible immediately and finalizes within one week. It lasts up to one year. Results will vary depending on how much product Dr. Zuckerman injects and how quickly the patient metabolizes Hyaluronic Acid.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing cheek enhancement to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$700 – $900




Voluma, a Hyaluronic Acid filler made by Allergan. Dr. Zuckerman uses this product for cheek enhancement in his practice in New York City.

Voluma® XC injectable dermal filler product and packaging, taken in Dr. Zuckerman’s office in New York City. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Cheek Enhancement Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

Some patients experience slight redness near the injection sites in the cheeks immediately post-treatment. There may also be minimal bruising. Both of these effects generally resolve within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment.

Required Level of Skill

Low to medium: while a non-board certified physician is able to inject a filler into the cheeks, it is important to inject strategically to both avoid making the patient look overdone and to properly offset the patient’s specific pattern of age-related descent of the midface. Dr. Zuckerman will perform your treatment himself and make sure you achieve the results you desire.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe, and this remains so in the case of cheek enhancement. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.



Dr. Zuckerman performs a cheek enhancement treatment for one of his patients using Voluma.


Frequently Asked Questions About Cheek Enhancement


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Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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ABOUT DR. ZUCKERMANYOUR VISITTESTIMONIALS

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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