Prominent cheekbones are a desirable trait to all. High cheekbones add definition and sculpt the face adding length and elegant appearance. Defined cheekbones are partly due to your bone structure, your muscle definition and how much fat padding you have.
There are two basic reasons for not having adequate “cheekbones.”
- First, is your genetic makeup. You may have just inherited low cheeks.
- Secondly, you may have lost them over time as gravity pulled the fat that was covering the cheekbones down.
As we age, our facial support structure weakens, and we lose facial fat. The affected areas generally include the cheeks, the eyebrows and other areas around the eyes, the jowls and the neck. The result is a longer, older-looking face. As the skin ages, the connective tissue in the skin becomes thinner. The elastic fibres in the skin undergo a type of “breakdown”. The face thus loses some of its elasticity. The lack of elasticity brings with it the departure of certain face-shaping supports. The face begins to “sag” and “wrinkle”.
Let’s talk about how you can keep your cheekbones looking young forever:
One may try facial exercises to get great cheekbones. Facial exercises have been used for centuries to tone the face, prevent ageing, and restore function after paralysis or stroke.
1. Facial Exercise:
You may try this at home.
- Place your fingertips on either side of your face where your cheeks crease when you smile.
- Push up on your cheeks at this point while you continue to smile. You should feel resistance from the muscles in your cheekbones.
- Hold for 30 seconds and release. Repeat.
This might not feel like you’re working your cheek muscles hard until after you release it. Then, you'll definitely feel it in your cheeks.
High cheekbones can be achieved with fillers or implants and/or with the combination of facelift techniques like thread lift or HIFU. Basically, a filler is recommended first to make sure that it is the look that you like because a solid implant would have to be removed if you are not happy or if it migrates.
Cheek Sculpt is a specialised technique that uses highly structural hyaluronic acid fillers to augment and define the natural prominence of your cheeks, giving you the appearance of higher cheekbones. Hyaluronic acid fillers are easiest and can be reversed if you don't like the result.
3. Cog Threads:
The use of barbed threads, available with uni and bi-directional cogs or barbs, is a semi-invasive method of lifting sagging skin of the face. This method also helps with high cheekbones. Ease of use and a shorter downtime have made their use popular.
4. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU):
One more technology that can be used to lift face is, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). HIFU is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a non-invasive alternative to a surgical facelift. HIFU uses the power of Ultrasound to safely lift and tighten skin. It also helps to improve the tone and all the features of your face such as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin and skin also making it a viable alternative to botox, with the benefit of being able to maintain facial expression.
5. Cheek Augmentation:
Cheek augmentation is a procedure that is performed for patients that have flat, hypoplastic cheeks. The implants are made of synthetic silicone. They are inserted through the gingival sulcus of the mouth and placed over the bone. They will not be palpable or felt by the patient or anyone else if placed in the proper anatomical position. Most patients are very satisfied with the results.
Finally, be sure to see a professional with extensive experience, so that you achieve the best possible outcome.