A filler is a safe gel that your provider injects into your face. You don’t need to have surgery, and the results can last for up to two years. Unlike Botox injections (which soften wrinkles by preventing your muscles from moving), fillers make the skin on your face plumper and more full
Cheek implants is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is intended to emphasize the cheeks on a person's face. To augment the cheeks, a plastic surgeon may place a solid implant over the cheekbone
This is one of the biggest differences between getting an implant and getting fillers. With any type of implant (like cheek implants or jawline implants) you’ll have surgery one time—when your plastic surgeon puts the implant in your face.
But if you choose fillers, you may need more than one treatment to get the results you want. On average, most patients who get fillers have two to five treatments. Some fillers also last longer than others. For lip fillers, many people get one to two treatments every year so their lips can look plump.
This is another big difference between facial implants and fillers. Results from a facial implant last forever. Results from fillers, on the other hand, usually last for six months to two years.
Getting fillers and implants are both fairly fast. It will take your doctor five to 10 minutes to inject fillers into your face. If you choose a facial implant, the surgery can last one to three hours, depending on the type of implant you get.
Getting an implant requires surgery. For this reason, your surgeon will give you anesthesia before your procedure. If you can’t stomach the idea of being put to sleep with anesthesia, then fillers may be a better choice for you.
Recovery times for fillers are just a couple hours. But recovery time after getting a facial implant is longer. Most patients spend three to six weeks recovering before they’re fully healed.
If it’s extremely important that you don’t have any down time after your procedure (like you can’t miss work, for example), then fillers may be a better option.
Most patients have very little bruising and swelling after getting filler injections. But because you’ll need surgery for a facial implant, you may have mild to moderate bruising and swelling for a few weeks.
Most people who get fillers and implants want the results to last forever. But if you change your mind and want your face to look different, you will need another surgery to remove your facial implant.
Fillers, on the other hand, wear out on their own after two years.