I’m 38 years old and have some hollowing or volume loss in my lower cheeks. Can this be fixed with a facelift or would fillers or fat grafting be a better option?
Usually the cheek region is rejuvenated by adding volume. There are lifting procedures targeted to this area, but having performed nearly every combination of these procedures, I have decided that even the ones that do work do not have good longevity. With further study, I now believe that the cheek region ages primarily because of volume loss and not from volume descent. Therefore, we utilize facial fillers or fat transfer to improve this region. Facial fillers are performed in the office and have little down-time, but are temporary. Fat transfer is performed in the operating suite, has more down-time, but also has longevity of 10-20 years.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham