The cheeks have a significant impact on your facial appearance. Too much cheek fat can make your face look chubby, but too little fat or volume can add years to your appearance. Finding the right balance of fat, firmness, and contours in the cheek area may require the help of aesthetic procedures. Here are four popular options in cosmetic cheek enhancements which are available through Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, and his team in NYC.
1. Cheek Reduction
Chubby cheeks are cute on kids and chipmunks, but they can hide defined cheekbones and sexy contours on adults. Many people have chubby cheeks due to their genetics and they do not necessarily go away in adulthood. The buccal fat pads are responsible for rounder cheeks – removing some of this fat can create a sleeker, contoured midface and show off those cheekbones that have been hiding under the excess fat.
Cheek reduction or buccal fat removal can be performed through a small incision made inside the mouth on each side. Dr. Khosh can carefully remove fat and sculpt the cheek area to create the desired effect.
2. Cheek Augmentation with Implants
If you have flat cheeks or undefined cheekbones, cheek augmentation surgery could enhance your midface area. Cheek implants can provide defined cheekbones and add sexy contours to your midface. Cheek implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to create the desired appearance.
Cheek implants can also lift and volumize an aging face. Adding implants or a fat transfer can create a fuller, more youthful appearance to a sunken midface.
3. Non-Surgical Cheek Augmentation with Filler
The cheeks tend to lose volume and fat as you get older. As the fat dissipates, the cheeks can flatten or become sunken in appearance. Cheek filler injections are a non-surgical option to add volume to the cheek area. Cheek fillers can reduce the appearance of eye bags and smile lines that make you look older, tired, and cranky. The procedure can be completed in a quick office visit and most fillers offer instant results that can last for several months up to two years.
4. Cheek Lift
A cheek or midface lift is used to elevate buccal fat pads that have shifted downward and tighten the skin and tissue in the midface. Cheek lifts can restore youthful contours to the face while minimizing nasolabial folds and bags under the eyes. A cheek lift can be combined with cheek implants, fat transfers, or fillers to achieve the desired fullness and firmness. Incisions are usually placed in the hairline near the temples.
If your cheeks are too full or too flat, there are surgical and non-surgical options available to create the cheeks you desire. To learn more about cheek reduction, augmentation, and lift procedures, contact the office of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS. Call our NYC clinic to schedule your cheek enhancement consultation with Dr. Khosh.