As we age, people begin to notice signs all over their bodies. From muscle aches to joint aches to sagging skin, time takes its toll on all of us. The face is one of the first places where people begin to notice signs of growing older. Full, defined cheeks are quintessentially youthful; however over time the face loses fat, which causes the cheeks to flatten out and sag. Many people find that their cheeks begin to have a sunken in look to them. In spite of aging, many people have found a solution to their flat cheeks in cheek augmentation.
There are a few different options for those who are interested in having their cheeks plumped up. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments can give patients plumpness, volume, and definition to their cheeks. By restoring the volume to the mid-face by creating youthful contours, people have found that they can take years off of their appearance.
Fat transfers are one of the most popular methods for cheek augmentations. Using a person’s own fat, a plastic surgeon can implant the fat into the cheeks for long-term plumpness. Cheek implants are another option. Silicone implants are a permanent option for those who wish to add a lot of volume to the mid-face area. Fillers and injectables are able to be uses along the cheekbone. Not all fillers last the same amount of time, and none of them offer a permanent solution. But there are different types of injectables available to produce varying results.
Only a plastic surgeon can help those who are interested in cheek augmentation find the best solution to add volume to the mid-face.
Posted on behalf of Benjamin Stong, MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC