Attractive cheekbones are an important element of facial beauty. Well-defined cheeks create balance, improve the facial profile, and are a symbol of youth. Some men and women are frustrated because their cheeks have never been well-contoured, while many others have lost facial volume with age and would like to restore fullness for a more youthful appearance. With dermafillers such as RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, and Restylane®, no matter what the reason for cheek enhancement, improvement is possible.
Dr. Mabrie works with men and women from throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Pinole. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 for more information.
Background: This young woman, in her 20's, was originally concerned with her nose. While she had long felt the tip was a little bulbous, she was certain she didn't want to have surgery. She found Dr. Mabrie's website and after watching the videos and reviewing the before and after photos, she decided to visit San Francisco for a consultation. During her consultation Dr. Mabrie and her deci...
Background: This Bay Area woman, in her 30's, felt she was looking older and wanted to freshen up her look. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie about Dermafillers for her under eyes. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I am really excited about this case. Pretty often I see some moderate sagging of the cheek skin. I also noticed that her nose had some asymmetry to it and I felt it would really make her face look...
Background: Woman with Eastern European background, living in the San Francisco Bay Area, had received Juvederm previously for under eye circles but wasn't happy with the outcome. She found Dr. Mabrie online and was impressed with the patient reviews. She was also impressed with Dr. Mabrie's approach and focus on non-surgical facial sculpting. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie for treatment of her und...
Background: This African American man, in his 20's, was interested in a more defined nose and overall enhanced facial appearance. He liked Dr. Mabrie's YouTube videos and decided to consult with him about Facial Dermafillers. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I'm very excided about this case! It demonstrates how definition of the cheekbones and the nasal bridge and tip can positively effect the facial ap...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT After considering under eye treatment for quite some time, this young man from California felt he looked tired and older than her felt, and wanted to get rid of his dark under eye circles. I was happy to consult with him when he stopped into my San Francisco Bay Area office. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient had moderately severe dark circles under his eyes. These shado...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT Concerned about maintaining facial fullness and skin elasticity, this Bay Area woman was looking for non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. She started noticing some early sagging and shadowing under the eyes, as well as a decrease in the fullness of her lips. After receiving a referral to my practice, she came into my Pinole office for a consultation. She stated that because...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient of mine, a young woman from the South Bay in California, wasn't feeling too happy with her profile, or the dark circles that were creeping up beneath her eyes. She came to my San Francisco office for a consultation, specifically asking about the possibilities that Dermal Fillers could provide. The first thing I noticed during our examination was that she had very a...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT After having a facelift over 20 years ago, this California woman in her 60's told herself she wasn't going to have surgery again. Her previous surgeon told her that she didn't have enough bone on the left side of her face, so the sagging she was experiencing was "permanent". After browsing through the before and after photographs she saw on my website, and checking out the amazi...
About Our Patient This patient is a California Bay Area man in his 50's. He was experiencing an issue with moderately loose skin under his eyes and around his neck. In short, this patient was starting to see the physical effect that gravity has on the face as we age. After visiting my downtown San Francisco office looking for information on face and neck liposuction, we came up with an appr...
About Our Patient Developing bags under your eyes is a common sign of aging that can be easily remedied with the use of facial Dermal Fillers. This particular patient of mine, from Northern California, approached me about the bags she started seeing beneath her eyes. She visited my office located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, and we discussed non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic so...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT This woman from San Francisco had become more physically active in her daily life. As she achieved a higher level of fitness, she began to notice more prominent bags under her eyes. As you know, that's one of the telltale signs of aging. She made the decision to come in and talk with me about how to make them less apparent, so her facial features would be in harmony with how she...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT A successful hair stylist in San Francisco, this patient came in to see me about persistent dark circles under her eyes. These circles caused her to look tired no matter how much sleep she tried to get every night. This is a common concern for most patients who come to see me for a consultation, so I had plenty of non-surgical solutions to offer her. These dark circles were bei...
Background: This 56 year old San Francisco woman came in and spoke with Dr. Mabrie about getting fuller lips. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie at his San Francisco office regarding lip augmentation. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: Dr. Mabrie suggested not only injectable Dermafillers for her lips but also for the cheeks and under eye area. He expanded Dermafiller usage to other areas, so this patient retur...
ABOUT OUR PATIENT When this particular patient, a San Francisco businesswoman, first came in to talk to me about the possibilities of plastic surgery, she wanted to know how to remove the wrinkles that were starting to show in different areas around her face using non-surgical methods. We also talked a little bit about adding more definition to her cheekbone area. This case interested me quite a...
3 Main Advantages of Dermafillers vs. Surgery
No down time needed! Surgery leaves patients swollen for 1 to 2 weeks, and final results can take up to 2 months to be seen. Dermafillers provide immediate results with little to no bruising and swelling.
Dr. - Patient Interaction: Dr. Mabrie is able to work with you in real time to ensure he achieves your cosmetic goals. You are able to make suggestions on where the dermafiller is placed and how much is used.
Lowered Risk: There is much less risk of complication and infection when using dermafillers rather than implants.
How Cheek Dermafillers Work
Dermafillers are FDA-approved products made with naturally occurring substances. They are injected beneath the skin in the targeted areas using a very fine needle. Once the filler substance has been injected, it plumps up the skin from beneath, filling wrinkles or augmenting facial features such as cheeks. People often combine dermafillers with BOTOX® Cosmetic for more complete facial enhancement.
Treatment with dermafillers is entirely non-surgical and can be performed right in Dr. Mabrie's office. During the cheek enhancement procedure, the filler material can be injected in several ways, such as:
- Above the cheekbones to achieve a chiseled look
- Into the soft tissue of the cheeks, "lifting" the area to correct an aged or sunken appearance
When performed by Dr. Mabrie in San Francisco, injections of cheek dermafillers such as Restylane, JUVÉDERM, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC achieve very natural-looking improvement. The results can last from several months to over a year, depending upon the specific filler used. Treatment is repeatable to ensure continued improvement, and fine adjustments can be made with each procedure.
Some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, bruising, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. For additional information, read what to expect during and after your treatment.
For a gentler injection procedure, Dr. Mabrie offers the innovative microcannula injection method. These blunt-ended microcannulas cut fewer arteries and veins than needles, resulting in significantly less after-treatment bruising and swelling. The microcannula technique is available upon request.
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.Request a Consultation
Choose a Skilled Injector
Many surgeons, dermatologists, and other practitioners offer dermafillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases. However, using dermafillers to contour facial features, such as cheeks, requires a level of skill that few physicians possess. Dr. Mabrie is among this elite group. His unique understanding of facial anatomy, developed through his training and experience as a facial plastic surgeon, enables him to effectively use dermafillers as a sculpting tool.