Can I improve the look of my sunken cheeks?

Unless you are one of the lucky few who seem to age at a snail’s pace, the signs of getting older will be increasingly visible on your face. The classic signs of ageing are lines and wrinkles, drooping jowls, an accentuated naso-labial fold, hooded eyelids and sunken cheeks. The latter occurs when the fat stored in the cheeks is lost; the knock on effect is the ill-defined jawline and deepened creases listed above. When this happens, what are your options?

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

One way of restoring youthful volume to the cheeks is through temporary dermal fillers which will improve the contours, making them rounder and fuller, for approximately 12 months. The little downtime and the few side effects involved make dermal fillers a very popular cosmetic procedure at Mr Tariq Ahmad’s Cambridge cosmetic surgery clinic.

Is there a more permanent solution?

Some people are reluctant to return every year for repeat treatment and would prefer a more permanent approach to their facial rejuvenation treatment. If you feel this way then you may be suitable for a cheek augmentation entailing implants placed in the lower and mid part or the outer higher part of the cheek bone.

During a cheek augmentation consultation at his Cambridge clinic, Mr Ahmad will take your full medical history before examining and assessing your face and its underlying structures. After discussing the effect you wish to achieve, Mr Ahmad will talk you through your cheek implant options and how your goals can most effectively be reached. He will also explain what a cheek augmentation procedure involves, describing the incision sites, how scarring is minimal, and what are the potential risks and complications.

Whether you choose a permanent or less invasive temporary solution, there are a range of options to help you recapture the full cheeks and definition of your younger years.

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