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How Cheek Augmentation Can Remove Under Eye Bags

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Under-eye bags, characterized by puffiness and a tired appearance, can be a source of frustration for many individuals. These bags often result from a combination of factors, including genetics, age-related changes in facial anatomy, and the loss of facial volume. While various treatments are available to address under-eye bags, cheek augmentation has emerged as a powerful and innovative solution to not only camouflage but potentially remove these unwelcome features.

Understanding Under Eye Bags

People of all ages can have bags appear under their eyes. Most eye bags are temporary, caused by sleep loss, illness, fluid retention or other factors. However, if you have permanent eye bags, they are typically caused by a combination of factors:

  • Loss of Elasticity: The skin loses its natural elasticity as we age, making it more prone to sagging and forming pockets. This is especially common in the thinner skin under the eyes.
  • Fat Redistribution: The natural distribution of fat in the face can change over time, leading to fat accumulation or displacement in the under-eye area.
  • Genetics: Some individuals are genetically predisposed to develop under-eye bags, which may run in their families.
  • Loss of Facial Volume: Aging results in volume loss in the facial tissues, especially in the cheek area. This contributes to looser skin that can sag under the eyes and in the cheek area.

Permanent eye bags contribute to a tired and older appearance. While facial filler injections may offer a temporary solution, a cheek augmentation can rejuvenate the eyes and face.

Benefits of Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves the enhancement of the cheekbones and mid-face area using various techniques. This can include fat grafting or implants to replace lost volume, lifting and enhancing the cheek area. This procedure can help address under-eye bags through the following mechanisms:

  • Restoring Volume: One of the primary causes of under-eye bags is the loss of volume in the cheeks. Cheek augmentation can restore lost volume by adding fat grafts or implants to the mid-face region. This helps support the under-eye area, reducing the appearance of bags and tightening loose or sagging skin.
  • Smoothing the Transition: When under-eye bags are caused by a transition between the lower eyelid and cheek, cheek augmentation can create a smoother, more natural contour. By filling in the hollows or depressions in the mid-face, the abrupt change in topography is softened, and it can remove the “double bubble” effect that many older individuals experience.
  • Enhanced Symmetry: A well-executed cheek augmentation can enhance facial symmetry, which can help draw attention away from under-eye bags and create a more harmonious overall appearance.

Cheek augmentation is a versatile and effective solution for addressing under-eye bags by restoring lost volume, improving the transition between the lower eyelid and cheek, and creating facial harmony. Cheek augmentations and lifts can help you achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, reducing the visible signs of under-eye bags and boosting your confidence in your overall look. To learn more about cheek augmentation to eliminate or minimize permanent eye bags, contact the office of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS. Call our clinic in NYC to schedule a cheek augmentation consultation with Dr. Maurice Khosh.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


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Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
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After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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