High, well-defined cheekbones are one of the most coveted feminine traits.
Many women strive to achieve ideal cheek contour but not so many women are naturally born with them.
Luckily, cosmetic procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, can help you to get the look you want. Redefine your cheeks with enhancement and augmentation procedures for the feminine features you really want.
Ideal Feminine Cheeks
When women are talking about high cheekbones, what exactly do they mean? The ideal feminine cheeks are oval-shaped and plump, sitting high on the face just below the eyes and tapering inward. Flat, undefined cheeks are associated more with a masculine look. Cheeks that are too round and undefined can make you look younger and less feminine too.
The majority of women striving to achieve this feminine ideal have flatter cheeks. To achieve a more feminine look, volume must be added strategically to the cheeks to give them this improved look.
Facial Balance and Harmony
Proportionate facial features can also enhance your appearance, which explains the importance of high cheekbones. Flatter cheeks can throw off the harmony of your facial features and leave you looking out of balance. By enhancing the cheeks to achieve this “ideal feminine look,” facial harmony will come naturally as an added benefit. Higher cheekbones can draw unwanted attention away from your nose, make the lower face appear thinner, and create a youthful boost to your entire appearance.
Surgical Cheek Augmentation
Facial implants can be used to surgically augment the cheeks, as well as other areas of the face. During the cheek augmentation process, sunken cheeks and poorly developed cheekbones can be enhanced with biocompatible, synthetic implants. These implants will be inserted through a small, well-hidden incision. They are placed between the cheek bones and overlying soft tissue and then anchored into place. Cheek implants are a permanent, safe and effective solution to flat, undefined cheeks.
Nonsurgical Cheek Enhancement
Filler injections are nonsurgical in nature and can provide added volume as needed to strategic areas of the face to achieve a desired look. To add better contour to the cheeks, injections can be used to plump or fill the higher parts of the cheek, tapering inward in order to create the ideal feminine facial shape. While they are not permanent, filler injections are biocompatible, very low risk, and can last for several months at a time. Some of the top filler injections include:
- Juvederm, which has a soft, smooth texture best suited to plumping the lips or using around the face for all-purpose needs. It can last up to one year in certain areas.
- Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler similar to Juvederm but lasts much longer. It works best for cheeks.
- Restylane, which is soft and granular in texture, lasting up to eight months in spots like the lips and area beneath the lower eyelids.
- Radiesse, which has a firm texture well suited to smoothing the nasolabial folds, jawline, around the mouth, and in the chin. It can provide two years of results with minimal touch-ups.
Meet with a facial plastic surgeon to discuss your options for cheek augmentation, the results you hope to see, and the benefits you might not even know are possible!
Learn More About Cosmetic Procedures for Your Cheeks
Consult with a facial plastic surgeon to learn more about the different types and benefits of cheek augmentation. Let Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker guide you through the surgical process from start to finish. As the San Francisco Bay Area’s most experienced Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Transplant Specialist, he is both the founder and director of California’s longest standing office surgery facility and the past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine before serving in the US Army Medical Corps and seeing active duty in Vietnam. Dr. Kabaker has become the world’s leading authority on hairline lowering surgery as well as an internationally recognized authority on facial plastic surgery and hair/scalp reconstruction surgery. Today, he serves as the AAFPRS fellowship director of young facial plastic surgeons while delivering satisfactory results to his patients. To book a consultation with Dr. Kabaker, contact his office located at 3324 Webster Street in Oakland, California by calling (415) 379-9015.