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CHEEK ENHANCEMENTS OVERVIEW
The appearance of your face is determined by three components: skin, soft tissue, and facial bones. Defined facial features and natural contours that are proportionate create balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.
If the structure of your cheeks is disproportionate—they are too full, too flat or the soft tissue has fallen—it can affect your self image. If you are bothered by your cheeks, the procedures described here may benefit you.
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UNDERSTANDING THE PROCEDURE
Cheek enhancement involves changing the shape or position of the cheeks. Cheeks that are too flat or fallen can be augmented with cheek implants, fat transplantation, or cheek lifting, also known as a midface lift. Cheeks that are too full can be reduced by liposuction or by removing cheek fat, known as buccal fat.
Cheek enhancement helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
Cheek implants can increase the size and projection of a cheek that does not project in proportion with the forehead, nose, and chin. Flat or drooping cheeks can make the face look older, more tired, and less balanced and attractive. Cheek implants are specially formed solid materials designed to enhance or build up the cheekbones.
Fat tranplantation, or fat transfer, can permanently augment the cheeks with your own tissue. Fat is removed from the hip or abdomen with liposuction. It is carefully prepared, and then injected as a filler into the soft tissue of the cheeks. Approximately 30 percent of the transferred fat will “take” and remain permanently. Fat can also be used to fill tear troughs above the cheeks, aging lines in the face, and the lips.
Cheek lifts, or midface lifts involve repositioning a patient’s natural cheek fat into a higher position. This is often accomplished in conjunction with a facelift, but can be done in selected individuals as a separate procedure.
Cheek reduction can be accomplished by removing the buccal fat of the cheeks. Often genetic tendencies can cause an individual to appear to have a round face even when their body weight is normal. This excess fat distribution can be reduced, creating a more natural, tapered contour to the face. Occasionally, extra fat is removed from the cheeks through liposuction.
BEFORE AND AFTER