Flat cheek bones
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Flat cheek bones

Flat cheekbones

Flat cheekbones can be a result of natural aging or can be poorly defined.  They can be corrected easily with dermal fillers. They may lack sideways projection or remain flat even if the face is smiling.  

Some people are born with naturally flat cheekbones, which can become more accentuated as they age. This is due to a loss of volume in the area and can give the face a tired or aged appearance. Trauma or surgery to the area causes flat cheekbones. If you have flat cheekbones and you’re not happy with them, there is no need to worry. There are treatments available that can help to correct the problem.

Symptoms of flat cheekbones

Flat cheekbones can be easily identified by their lack of projection. They may also appear to be sunken in or lacking volume.  When you smile, the cheeks should move up and outwards, but if you have flat low cheekbones, this will not happen.

Causes of flat cheekbones

Aging: One of the most common causes of flat cheekbones is simply aging. As we get older, our skin becomes thin and less elastic, which can cause our cheekbones to flatten out. Additionally, fat may start to accumulate in our cheeks, causing them to appear more full. And finally, as we age, our muscles may weaken, which can also lead to a loss of definition in our cheekbones.

Post massive weight loss: Another common cause of flat cheekbones is massive weight loss. When someone loses a lot of weight, their cheekbones can become quite flat since the fatty tissues that once filled them out are now gone. This is especially noticeable in people who have lost a lot of weight relatively quickly, as opposed to over a long period. If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight and are unhappy with the way your cheekbones look, you may want to consider having a filler injected into them to help restore their shape.

Developmental: Some babies are born with flat noses and high cheekbones, and this is considered to be completely normal. This is because the bones in a baby’s face are still quite soft and pliable, and they usually begin to develop more definition as they get older. It’s also possible that you may have inherited flat cheekbones from your parents. This is because the shape of our cheekbones is largely determined by our genes. So if your parents have relatively flat cheekbones, there’s a good chance you will too. 

What are the treatment options for flat cheekbones?

The treatment options for flat cheekbones include

Filler injections: Injection of fillers is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to improve the appearance of flat cheekbones. During the injection, your doctor will use a small needle to inject fillers into the tissues below your skin. The fillers will help to add volume and contour to your cheeks, giving them a more youthful appearance. Treatment with fillers is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of flat cheekbones, and it can be completed in just a few minutes. Most people experience little to no discomfort during the injection process.

There are a variety of different fillers that can be used to improve the appearance of flat cheekbones. Some of the most common types of fillers include:

  • Collagen
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite

Your doctor will choose the filler that is best suited for your individual needs and goals.

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