High cheekbones have long been the envy of the catwalk.
What were once reserved for the genetically gifted or the rich and famous, contoured cheekbones are now available for any who want them.
Thanks to medical advances in aesthetics, morphological understanding, and product development, cheek fillers, also known as dermal fillers, can provide those who desire cheeks a la Jennifer Lawrence.
But when should you consider getting cheek fillers?
The choice to get cheek fillers rests entirely in your hands. Some patients consider cheek fillers when they are younger, in their 20’s and 30’s, as a means to fill out their naturally flat cheeks.
Because of their stiff elemental properties, dermal fillers can be expertly injected to specific regions surrounding the cheekbones to help define the bone structure and emphasize the face’s natural lines— even in those who have naturally duller cheekbones.
In other cases, patients begin to consider cheek fillers as they age to help preserve or regain their youthful cheek contours.
As we age, our face’s fat and musculature naturally diminish, resulting in volume loss, particularly in the cheeks. Dermal fillers offer an ideal solution to this due to their volumizing properties. The gradual appearance of wrinkles due to musculature contractions is also a common feature associated with aging. Patients often consider Botox or a liquid facelift in these instances, or even a more permanent solution such as a facelift.
Whether or not it is time for you to consider cheek filler depends on how you feel when you look in the mirror— if you are satisfied with the face that is looking back at you, you’re all good. But if you feel that you’d like some sharper, more confident lines on your face, then perhaps it’s time to consult with a leading aesthetic and plastic surgeon such as Dr. Josh Waltzman.