Dear Dr Lam,
I am half asian and half caucasian but was unfortunately not blessed with the beautiful asian facial bone structure. Instead, I have a very (VERY) narrow jaw/face which I am highly insecure about. I have almost no cheeks, they are very shallow/sunken and I am only approaching 18 years old so it could not have been due to ageing. This is probably caused by poor bone structure and I intend to have volume added to account for such poor facial structure.
I plan to acquire procedures that don't result in maximum bruising or swelling so that I can keep a low profile in front of my parents. I also do not intend to receive cheek implants or jaw correction surgery due to concerns over costs.
However, my main concern is whether injectable fillers are able to give me a significant increase in facial volume. If so, how many vials/ml of any good fillers would I require per side of the face/cheek? My budget is about $4000.
Would fat transfer be more effective in providing fullness to the face? In most before and after pictures that I have seen, the fillers are able to attain a high cheekbone appearance, however, what I mainly desire is a rounder and broader face/cheeks.
So basically, which procedure would you recommend that is cost-effective and effective in providing significant volume increase?
Thank you very much