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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 dermal fillers such as RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, and Restylane®, no matter what the reason for cheek enhancement, improvement is possible.

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Case 415

ABOUT OUR PATIENT You may recognize this patient...(hint) she is also one of our Medical Assistants! After helping Dr. Mabrie treat many patients and seeing other patient's results, Ms. C wanted her own treatment. Feeling that she was looking a little tired and a Snapchat filter devotee, she was ready for some rejuvenation and enhancement similar to her favorite Snapchat filter photos. She loved ...

Case 343

ABOUT OUR PATIENT Ever since she could remember, this patient had laugh lines that distracted from her graceful good looks. Last year, after searching around for non-surgical laugh line reduction in San Francisco, she was referred to our practice by one of her good friends. Soon after, she stopped by my office for an in-depth consultation.  DR. MABRIE’S TREATMENT PLAN  The...

Case 170

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This woman, from the Bay Area, asked me about her lips when she came in for a consultation at my office in downtown San Francisco. We discussed the many benefits and options for Lip Augmentation, and determined which ones would give her the ideal results she wanted. I found this patient to be another perfect candidate for dermal filler injections. While we were going over the p...

Case 314

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient of mine is an African American man in his 20's. He started becoming interested in non-surgical cosmetic procedures after deciding that he wanted a more defined nose and enhanced facial appearance. After seeing some of my YouTube videos online, he came into our San Francisco office for a consultation to find out how using facial dermal fillers could significantly tra...

Case 396

ABOUT OUR PATIENT During a recent modeling photoshoot, this patient was amazed to see how the photographer highlighted his chin and cheekbones with some good old-fashioned lighting tricks. So he started searching online for how to emphasize these parts of his face in real life. When he found my website, he set up an appointment to talk options. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN Right from the start, ...

Case 414

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient came to us from Los Angeles with concern of her nose. She initially consulted with Dr. Mabrie via Skype and said she liked how her nose looked with a Snapchat filter and wanted her nose to always look like that! She was also interested in treatment for her under eyes. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It was great working with Ms. J! She has her own clothing line and lo...

Case 389

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young woman from Oakland had been feeling self-conscious of her lips. When she came into my San Francisco office for a consultation, she asked me if it was possible for her lips to look just like how she always wanted them to. I told her that by using dermal filler injections, we could help her lips look fuller without compromising her facial structure's harmony. After try...

Case 382

Full case description to come!  (Temporary description below:) This stylist in San Francisco came to see Dr. Mabrie for an evaluation and treatment of his face.  He felt he didn't look as, "fresh" as he felt.  In particular he was noticing bags under his eyes, no matter how much sleep he got. Dr. Mabrie: It was a pleasure meeting this man, he was brought in by another patient of m...

Case 280

Background: This woman, from Modesto, was now in her 50's and wanted to rejuvenate her looks. She spent time researching cosmetic surgeons and procedures, and decided to consult with Dr. Mabrie after reviewing his website. They discussed options for giving her a younger and more attractive looking face. She had never received Dermafillers before and was concerned about bruising, as she did not kno...

Case 405

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young man in his mid-20's consulted with me because he felt that he was looking tired. In particular, he was unhappy about the shadows under his eyes. Mr. H wanted to look fresher and more awake. He also wanted to explore ways to improve his appearance. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN I was excited to work with Mr. H because he was ready for full face treatment. He was all-in...

Case 417

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This patient is in her 30's and originally from Indonesia; now calling the Bay Area home. She was unhappy about her under eyes and felt they made her look older and tired. A friend referred her to Dr. Mabrie and she scheduled an i360 Full Face Initial Evaluation with same-day treatment. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN It was such a pleasure working with Ms. M! She came in knowing ...

Case 387

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This brave woman came to see us after recently surviving breast cancer. She wanted to find a facial treatment that would restore facial volume she lost during her therapy. She didn't want to look tied anymore. Wanting to feel fresh and new, this patient was ready to start the next chapter of her life. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This is another patient that we took the Full Fa...

Case 317

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young Bay Area woman had previously received a non-surgical Juvederm treatment to address the circles that were appearing under her eyes, but she wasn't exactly satisfied with the results. After reading some of my patient reviews online and noting my unique approach and focus on non-surgical facial sculpting, she decided to come in for a consultation at my downtown San Fran...

Case 401

ABOUT OUR PATIENT As soon as this soon-to-be Full Face patient stepped into my San Francisco office, I noticed the inherent elegance of her face. I saw opportunities to reverse the effects of aging, accentuating her features and restore her natural allure non-surgically. DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN This patient's primary issue was a facial sagging that distracted from her striking features. I i...

Case 352

ABOUT OUR PATIENT This young lady is a professional writer living in San Francisco. For ten years, she'd been considering having cosmetic surgery to preserve her signature youthful charm. Like most of those who choose my practice, she didn't want to look too "done" or "plastic". After reading some of my responses on RealSelf, she contacted my office and scheduled a consultation to see how we coul...

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3 Main Advantages of Dermal Fillers 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. Dermal fillers 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 dermal filler is placed and how much is used.

Lowered Risk: There is much less risk of complication and infection when using dermal fillers rather than implants.

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How Cheek Dermal Fillers Work

Dermal fillers 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 dermal fillers with BOTOX® Cosmetic for more complete facial enhancement.

Treatment with dermal fillers 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 dermal fillers 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.

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Many surgeons, dermatologists, and other practitioners offer dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases. However, using dermal fillers 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 dermal fillers as a sculpting tool.

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon David C. Mabrie M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Dr. David Mabrie offers:

  • Double board certification
  • Excellent training & experience
  • Specialization in the face and neck
  • A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques
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Dr. Mabrie works with men and women from throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut Creek. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 689-6634 for more information.

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Mabrie Facial Cosmetic: David C. Mabrie, MD
166 Geary Street
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San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 445-9513
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