Renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourian M.D. reports a rise in requests for non-surgical cheeklifts by clients of his Los Angeles, California institute, Epione Beverly Hills.
March 22, 2009 — Strong, high cheekbones have always been a hallmark of beauty. Unfortunately most people aren’t lucky enough to have been born with them. Weak, sunken cheeks, an unfortunate side effect of aging, can make a patient’s face appear emaciated.
According to Dr. Simon Ourian for years plastic surgeons have used facial implants to effectively augment the bone structure of the cheek region and to help restore a more youthful appearance. “Today I can offer comparable results without the risks of surgery, ” says Dr. Ourian. “I can inject dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Juvéderm to restore the fullness to a patient’s cheeks that have been lost with aging or to correct flat, unattractive cheeks and achieve a more symmetrical facial shape that is oval or heart shaped.”
A traditional cosmetic surgery procedure for cheek augmentation involves an incision on either inside of the patient’s upper lip or lower eyelid. A pocket is then created and a solid silicone implant is inserted. If the cheeks implants are being done at the same time as another cosmetic procedure, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, the surgeon may use the incisions he’s already made for those procedures. Stitches are used to close the incisions and these usually dissolve within about 10 days.
While many plastic surgeons have seen the economy eat into their practice Dr. Ourian says that he isn’t surprised more patients are asking him about their non-surgical options. “Traditional plastic surgery costs are high because patients typically have to pay for the time of their plastic surgeon as well as the time of an anesthesiologist and the use of an operating theater”, states Dr. Ourian. “A hidden cost, but one which I’m sure is on the minds of more consumers than ever, is the downtime. If you can’t work, you can’t earn a living. And I think people aren’t certain leaving their job for a week or more is the best idea in these uncertain economic times.”
“I can offer them a non-surgical option that is safe and fast with a recovery that is typically quick and minimal downtime. I can do this in my Beverly Hills clinic on an out-patient basis. I customize the treatment for each patient, injecting only the amount of dermal filler required. If necessary, I can do a touch-up treatment later to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.”
Dr. Ourian’s Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle, is among the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery centers. Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer for laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, acne scar removal, skin discoloration, lip enhancement, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, unwanted hair, and tattoos, cellulite, and tens of others. Epione also offers their own specially formulated skin care products. For further information please contact (888) 951-3377.