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 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 30 year old man from Chicago discovered Dr. Mabrie's website after considering chin augmentation for some time. Encouraged by the website's helpful and detailed information and impressed by the before and after results in the website photo gallery, he flew to the San Francisco Bay Area for consultation. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "The upper facial features of this young...
Background: This young man had considered treatment for the shadows under his eyes for quite some time. He felt he looked tired and older, and wanted to correct the dark circles. He consulted with Dr. Mabrie about Dermafillers at his San Francisco office. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This patient had moderately severe dark circles under his eyes. These shadows can be especially difficult for men bec...
Background: This San Francisco woman had considered getting cosmetic surgery for a while but thought she was being selfish. She later realized that there were other people her age who looked great and thought "Why cant I look great too!" She saw an article on Dr. Mabrie and his father, and knew immediately he was the doctor for her. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie in his San Francisco office about f...
Background: This Bay Area woman had been concerned about maintaining facial fullness and skin elasticity. She received a referral for Dr. Mabrie and knew at once from his welcoming presence and friendly demeanor that she would be comfortable working with him. After a successful consultation, she has continued visiting Dr. Mabrie at his Pinole office over the last five years for ongoing facial rej...
Background: This young South Bay woman was not happy with her profile, or the dark circles under her eyes. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie at his San Francisco Office about Dermafillers. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "I was very excited about this case. The first thing I noticed during the examination was that she had very attractive brown eyes that were competing with the shadows under her eyes. Next, ...
Background: This California man received Juvederm 2 years earlier and developed bagginess and a slight blue tint. He originally consulted with Dr. Mabrie in his San Francisco office about eyelid surgery. After examination, Dr. Mabrie recommended dissolving the Juvederm under the eyes and replacing it with Restylane. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "Some of the filler previously placed was too superficia...
Background: This woman, in her 60's had already had a facelift over 20 years ago and didn't want to have surgery again. She was told by her surgeon that she had less bone on the left side of her face, which caused that part of her face to sag more. She was impressed with the before and after photographs she saw on Dr. Mabrie's website and decided to have a consultation with him in his San...
Background: This Bay Area man in his 50's had moderate fat and loose skin under his eyes and around his neck. He had started to feel the effects of gravity to his face. He consulted Dr. Mabrie, at his San Francisco office, about liposuction for his face and neck, as well as a facelift. After careful evaluation, Dr. Mabrie discussed combining the facelift with fillers to his cheeks and chin. ...
Background: This Bay Area woman, in her 30's, consulted with Dr. Mabrie at his San Francisco Office about bags under her eyes. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This is a good example of how important the cheeks are in treating the eyes. Augmenting her cheeks supports her eyes. In this woman's case we needed to treat both her cheeks and under her eyes, it makes her face much more youthful." Procedure:...
Background: This gentleman was starting to notice signs of aging on his face, making him look more tired and older than he was. He consulted with Dr. Mabrie, at his San Francisco office, about fillers for his under eyes. He and Dr. Mabrie spoke in detail about his goals and the options available to him, to reach those goals. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "This man was a perfect candidate for facial fi...
Background: This San Francisco woman was becoming more physically active in her daily life. With weight loss, the patient began to notice more prominent bags under her eyes, one sign of aging. She consulted with Dr. Mabrie about her concerns. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "She has developed a moderate amount of volume loss to her face. This volume loss under the skin leads to lack of support under the...
Background: San Francisco hair stylist visited Dr. Mabrie about persistent dark circles under her eyes making her look tired regardless of the amount of sleep she got. Dr. Mabrie's Assessment: "The dark circles were caused by shadowing due to indentations under the eyes. Instead of relying on concealer we were able to fill this in with Dermafillers. In addition we discussed augmenting her c...
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...
Background: This 32 year old San Francisco Account Coordinator consulted with Dr Mabrie for non-surgical options to treat her wrinkles and to add definition to her cheek bones. She had tried Sculptra in the past but was not happy with her results. She was looking for something that could be applied quickly, with no down-time, and results evident from just one application, unlike Sculptra...
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, cheek dermafillers like Restylane and JUVÉDERM 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.