An attractive face has contours that bring out your best features. The cheekbones and buccal fat in the midface create many of the facial contours that highlight your eyes and frame your other features. Aging, weight loss and genetics can impact the upper cheek, resulting in a sunken or flat appearance. With a cheek augmentation, you can create the desired facial contours for a youthful, attractive appearance.
Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center is a highly respected, double board certified facial plastic surgeon. He understands the importance of the facial structure in the balance and harmony of the different features. When patients complain about hollows or bags under the eyes, or an older-appearing midface, it is often due to lost volume in the cheeks. Dr. Shuaib will typically discuss cheek augmentation or lift surgery to restore the upper cheeks, which can diminish the dip below the eyes and add back the contours of the midface.
Cheek Implants and Lift Surgery
There are a few options available for augmenting the cheek area. For individuals who want the appearance of more pronounced cheekbones or contours, implants may be the solution. These cheek implants can be placed on the natural cheekbones through an incision in the mouth, giving the face more depth.
Cheek lift surgery is another way to enhance the cheeks. If gravity has allowed the buccal fat pads in the upper cheeks to sag, a lift procedure can elevate them to a more youthful position. This can offer a rejuvenating effect and may minimize the appearance of bags or circles under the eyes.
There are cosmetic injectables and fat transfers that can be used to add volume for a cheek augmentation. Facial fillers with hyaluronic acid can quickly add volume under the skin; other biologics like Sculptra® can increase collagen and volume to enhance the cheeks. Cosmetic injectables are not permanent solutions but they can give the cheeks better contours.
Fat transfer or injections is another option for cheek augmentation. Fat can be liposuctioned from another area of the body and injected into the cheeks to replace lost volume.
If you are interested in reshaping the contours of your midface, one of our cheek augmentation options may be right for you. To learn more, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your appointment.