In our youth, our cheeks are plump, well defined and structured. They sit high and are naturally contoured. A youthful face appears as an inverted triangle with more fullness in our cheeks, with well-defined jawline and a strong chin.
Often, the loss of cheek volume and structure is the first sign of aging. The once plump and well compartmentalised fat pads shrink and descend down and cheeks start to appear flatter. Nasolabial lines or smile lines become more obvious and jowls start to develop. The ideal inverted triangular face shape begins to flip and appears more like an upright triangle and our face begins to look more ‘bottom heavy’.
Addressing the aging signs of the midface (the section between your eyes and lips) is considered the cornerstone of achieving a natural looking result. By treating the cheek area with premium dermal fillers or collagen biostimulator, there is a lifting effect of facial structures.
Contrary to common misconception, carefully considered cheek fillers do not cause the face to appear over-inflated or give the appearance of the dreaded ‘chipmunk cheeks’. In most cases, when cheeks are treated appropriately, it can give the face a slimmer, more structured appearance. Treating the cheeks using premium dermal fillers or collagen biostimulator often leads to an improvement in other areas – including under eye circles, nasolabial/smile lines and jowls.
We are the experts in beautifying the face by restoring and enhancing cheek structure and/or volume. Book in for a consultation with Dr Jane Lucas to find out how we can achieve a natural-looking fresher appearance.
Another treatment option for lifting the cheeks, enhancing cheek structure and volume is by the use of thread lifts. Threads are absorbable sutures placed under the skin’s surface to lift, contour and refresh the treated area.