The volume in your cheeks has a significant influence on your overall facial appearance. Full cheeks are associated with smoother-looking skin and balanced, pleasing facial proportions. In fact, high cheekbones, plump cheeks, and a slim jawline are the three attributes associated with what is often called the “triangle of youth.” However, aging causes the structure of our faces to change, so that it becomes thinner in some areas while sagging occurs in other parts where elasticity is lost.

One method of enhancing the appearance of the cheeks and restoring the triangle is with fillers to raise the volume above and around the cheekbones. Cheek fillers like JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are injected directly below the surface of the skin. Most fillers that are used in the cheek areas contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally water-retaining substance your body uses to keep connective tissues hydrated. These fillers blend with existing tissue in a subtle-looking way and are well tolerated by patients.

There are many potential reasons why people choose to have cheek fillers from our Portland-based practice, including:

Lack of Volume Due to Aging

Age-related loss of collagen and fat can result in a deflated or under-projected appearance in the cheeks. Patients can restore healthier, youthful looking contours by using filler injections in the mid-cheek to re-volumize them.

Deep Nasolabial Folds

The creases that stretch down from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth are called nasolabial folds, and are also referred to as smile lines or laugh lines. Everyone has these indentation lines—even children—but they become more pronounced with age. Injectable fillers can soften nasolabial folds so that they are less noticeable.

Cosmetic Enhancements

Even if you’re in your 20s or 30s and aren’t showing loss of volume or other severe signs of aging, cheek fillers help to sculpt cheekbones and add more dimensions to the face. Fillers can create the illusion of a more mature, sleek, and sophisticated appearance if you’re bothered by a “baby face” that is overly soft and rounded.

To learn more about what to expect with cheek fillers, contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery. Call 503-646-0101 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation and tell us more about your cosmetic goals.