Cheeks are critical to overall facial balance because they are a woman’s most feminine (dynamic for men) facial feature. Aging causes the malar fat pad to deflate as facial fat is lost and the cheeks become flat, depressed and hollow looking. The malar fat pads are a small area of fat that sits on the cheekbone just under the lower eyelid.
Cheek Augmentation using Fat Grafting is one of my favorite ways to conquer this part of facial aging. Using your own natural fat involves harvesting small amounts from areas of plenty, treating it and then injecting it in precise amounts into pre targeted areas. This micro fat grafting process (also called autologous fat transfer) is great because it is safe, effective and without allergic reactions.
Fat Grafting augmentation restores youthful, healthy volume and shape without surgery…and achieves long lasting results.
Other Fat Grafting Benefits…Surgeons around the world are also discovering that the higher the quality of fat being used, the better the results…including active stem cells that rejuvenate the skin. Often, patients who have had fat grafting see their skin quality improve dramatically improve. We also now know that at least 50% of fat grafting procedures offer permanent results, and those patients who continue to maintain using autologous fat grafting require fewer treatments with those treatments gradually spacing farther apart. Patients also report fewer lines, wrinkles and hollows.
Implants and Injectable fillers are the other options to correct aging cheeks and recreate youth. We’ll get more into that again later. See previous blogs written on both subjects and visit my website for comprehensive info on all procedures: http://www.davinciplastic.com.
IDEAL CHEEKS ARE: oval shaped and plump, sit high on the face and taper inward.
HOW IDEAL CHEEKS BALANCE THE FACE: cheeks provide definition between the eyes, cheeks and lower face preventing overall flat looking features.
HOW OTHER FACIAL FEATURES ARE AFFECTED: beautiful cheeks draw attention away from the nose and can crete a lifting effect that gives fullness to the lower part of the face.
FLAT CHEEKS = LOSS OF FACIAL BALANCE.
AGE DEFYING CONTOURED CHEEKS: provide better facial symmetry by adding some fullness and width for a natural look. Improving overall facial balance can make the face look more youthful.
Often, just a few minor tweaks can make enhance the whole dynamic of your face.
Holidays will be upon us soon…I have decades of experience with combining the right procedures at the right time…for the optimal outcome. At DAVinci we defy aging everyday. I’m here to help you put your best face forward!
Steven Davison M.D.
“DAVinci…where we combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.