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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.

Liquid Facelift

Patients who have a sunken appearance due to aging can benefit from a liquid facelift, a non-surgical injectable treatment offered at ReNova Plastic Surgery. Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez uses a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler to restore volume to your cheeks and contour your face, creating an attractive and youthful look. This procedure takes about an hour and patients typically recover in two to three days.

Liquid Facelift - Before and After Photo Gallery

*Results can vary for each individual

*Results can vary for each individual

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.

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

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

Liquid Facelift Cost Near Pittsburgh, PA

The typical cost for Procedure near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ranges from $500 - $5,200.

This price variation is based on calculations published on Realself. A few of the variables that determine costs of a procedure will vary by surgeon, geographic region and complexity of the procedure.

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