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Increase Cheek Volume with a Liquid Facelift


Liquid Facelift – Fast Facts

Dr. Julio Clavijo-AlvarezA liquid facelift, also known as cheek augmentation, is the injection of temporary fillers (hyaluronic acid) to enhance the volume of the cheek soft tissues. These fillers can last from 6 months to 2 years. Trust your liquid facelift procedure to the best-reviewed plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • A liquid facelift is performed under local anesthesia at the office.
  • The procedure can be done in 30 minutes to an hour.
  • The usual recovery time is 2 to 3 days

What is Cheek Augmentation?

Liquid facelift, also known as cheek augmentation, is the injection of temporary fillers (hyaluronic acid) to enhance the volume of the cheek soft tissues.

How and where is the surgery done?

The surgery is done in our office. It is done under local anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is about 45 minutes to an hour.

Can I plan on doing the surgery 1 week prior to my 25th-year reunion?

Definitively NOT. It is a very well tolerated procedure. However, it might leave bruising and swelling that will be present for 1 or 2 weeks. Plan ahead if you are planning on this procedure.

Before and after photos of liquid facelift patient.
*Results can vary for each individual

How is the recovery?

Following your liquid facelift, you should plan for the following:

  • No real time off from work
  • Swelling for 1-2 weeks
  • Bruising for 1-2 weeks
  • Exercise: resume activities at 1 week, and back to normal in 2 weeks
  • Follow up appointments at: one week, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year
Before and after photos of liquid facelift patient.
*Results can vary for each individual

What complications could occur?

When doing a liquid facelift, some of the possible complications related to the procedure are:

  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry
  • Need for touch ups

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