When the cheek area is full and well defined, it creates a beautiful facial expression. Firm and full cheeks also offer good support for the lower face, which maintains definition as well as a youthful appearance. The cheeks area play an important part in facial harmony, especially for tissues that have become saggy over time and result in a skeletal appearance of the face with no roundness.
When it comes to facial rejuvenation, each patient has a specific problem and wants to achieve a very specific result. Here are a few treatment approaches specialists use to alleviate facial aging signs.
Treating hollowed cheeks
As we age, our body changes. The skin stops producing as much elastin and collagen. This causes loss of elasticity and skin dehydration. The skin also becomes thinner, underlying tissue atrophy, the cheeks lose volume, which leaves them looking followed and sagging.
This process makes patients look gaunt with no facial harmony. In certain cases, the lack of projection in the malar region is an innate characteristic of the patient. In other cases, it is an asymmetry to correct.
In case of hollowed cheeks, most facial rejuvenation specialists recommend a procedure that can reshape the cheeks with silicone implants. This procedure, commonly called cheek augmentation, is fairly simple. The recovery after a cheek augmentation is very short compared to other cosmetic surgeries and it offers the benefit of restoring volume and firmness of the cheeks permanently.
Patients choosing the surgical option often want to improve facial traits harmony as a whole, which is why cheek augmentation is often combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments such as blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), genioplasty and rhinoplasty. Some of these procedures can use the same path to access tissues, which offers the benefit of a shorter recovery time.