As you age, your face begins to lose fat. It’s part of the natural aging process. One of the features where this change is first noticeable is the cheeks.
Formerly high-defined cheekbones begin to look sunken. This can cause self-consciousness, lack of confidence, and even the desire to withdraw from people.
What to Do About Facial Fat Loss
Although you can’t do anything about turning older, you can reduce the effects of aging, especially in your cheekbones. Cheek augmentation is a procedure many women decide to have because it can help restore the youthful looking face they’ve were so accustomed to seeing in the mirror.
The process is quite simple for experienced plastic surgeons. For natural cheek augmentation, you can have fat removed from another part of your body and injected into your cheeks. This restores volume to your face, which gives you back the contoured shape you had in your 20s and 30s.
The procedure is called fat grafting, and many celebrities have decided to do it. One reality TV star that recently had it done is Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson. She admitted she received fat grafting to restore volume in her cheeks.
She decided to have fat taken from her midsection in order to give her a smaller waist. Some of the fat removed was then injected into her face. She also decided to have a chin implant, which complemented her new cheekbones.
Cheek Implants vs. Fat Transfer
Cheek implants are possible, but many people choose fat transfer because it’s much more natural looking. Since fat is being used, it brilliantly restores the fat lost due to the aging process.
Women who are dissatisfied with the way their cheeks look, after experiencing fat loss, traditionally have sought cheek implants. This process involves placing a solid implant over the cheekbones to significantly change the appearance of the cheeks.
However, with today’s ability to have a mini-liposuction procedure and fat transfer to the cheeks, why have surgery on your face when you can get even better looking results through fat injections?
Learn More About Cheek Augmentation with Fat Injections
If you miss the cheekbones you once had or are looking to replicate the profile of the most beautiful women in the world, consider cheek augmentation. To accomplish this, you have two options: cheek implants or fat grafting.
There are pros and cons to each procedure, so find out all you can about them by scheduling a complimentary consultation with one of our highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons. Contact our fat transfer offices today in Manhattan or Long Island at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831.
You can’t turn back the hands of time, but we can make you look like you did!