Some may call you out for having a “baby face” yet they just may be secretly envious. Experts agree that broad cheeks and narrow chin is associated with youth. Thus, more volume in the cheeks helps to turn back the hands of time. From quick fixes to permanent solutions, here are some ways to enhance your cheeks for added vitality and contour to face.
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1) Use a cream contour below the cheekbones. We love Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Quickie Cream-to-powder Contour Stick for its smooth application and a soft matte finish.
2) Layer a matte bronzing power like the incredible Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer on top.
3) Apply powder blush on the apples of the cheeks for a flush of colour.
4) Finish it off with cream highlighter just above cheekbones to make them pop.
To further firm and lift the cheeks, have a go at the much raved Sygma Lift. Available at one of the largest aesthetics clinic in Singapore, SW1 Clinic, this FDA-approved technology uses a patented 2nd generation High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU technology to tighten and rejuvenate skin.
“My patients keep coming back for this treatment because they can achieve visibly robust cheeks on top of smooth, clear and radiant skin in a comfortable setting,” said Dr Michelle Lim, Senior Medical Consultant at SW1 Clinic.
This amazing technology is incorporated into 24K Uplift, a 90min facial, to sculpt, lift and refine the face. A skin treat we could all use! Dr Lim added that regular facials and treatments can radically help to prolong the effect of elevated cheeks.
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The Filler Fix
A heart shape face with fuller cheeks and a sharp chin is indicative of youth. As we age, the reverse happens, our cheeks become sunken, while skin slack and hang, creating a bottom-heavy look. A quick procedure like Cheek Sculpt can remedy this as it uses highly structural hyaluronic acid fillers to restore volume loss, shape and define the natural prominence of the cheeks, giving the appearance of higher cheekbones.
“To tackle a hollowed look, I will use fillers at strategic places such as around the temples and medial cheek (the part of the cheek that lines up with the outermost corner of the lips) to plump the upper face. However, one should not go overboard and request for every single depression to be filled as this may result in a face that does not look natural,” warned Dr Lim.
The Surgical Solution
Age causes the youthful apples of the cheeks to shrink and sag. For those willing to go under the knife, a surgical procedure to restore volume using fat grafting or in other terms, fat transfer, is unbeatable. As compared to cheek implants, which introduces foreign materials into the body, this fat transfer which uses natural body fat is attractive for its slew of benefits. Harvested fat from an undesired area via liposuction is reinjected to sunken cheeks, for immediate, natural, long-lasting and gratifying results which is also less risky.
“As fat cells are living cells, in the course of extraction, they may experience trauma and die. The higher death rate of cells, the less promising the results would be.
Therefore, a patient should always seeks competent surgeons equipped with advanced technology.
At SW1 Clinic, as we use a unique technology to obtain a higher concentration of younger and healthier fat cells, we can increase the survival rate of these cells for a long-lasting and predictable result,” said Dr Tan Ying Chien, Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Clinic.
Aside from putting up with minimal swelling and bruising, this surgical procedure represents the perfect solution to gravity-defying cheeks.