Feminine Features: The Cheeks

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If your facial features aren’t proportionate, they could give way to a less feminine and less attractive look than you desire. While it’s these imperfections that make us unique, surgery is an option for those who are extremely bothered by their features and looking to make a difference. Making just a few minor tweaks can change the whole dynamic of your face.

When the cheeks are flat and lack definition, they can cause the face to look masculine. Simply adding volume gives them more definition and a more feminine appearance.

The Ideal Cheeks: should be oval-shaped and plump, sit high on the face and taper inward.

How It Balances The Face: provides definition between the eyes, cheeks and lower face, preventing overall flat-looking features.

How It Affects Other Facial Features: Draws unwanted attention away from the nose; can create a lifting effect and gives fullness to the lower part of the face.

What Prevents Facial Balance: Flat Cheeks

“Contouring the cheeks gives better symmetry to the face since it adds fullness and some width for a natural look,” says Encino, CA, plastic surgeon George Sanders, MD. It can also improve the overall balance of the features and make the face look more youthful. “Adding volume to certain parts of the cheek, specifically the upper area near the cheek bone, gives a nice natural- looking plumpness,” explains Chicago plastic surgeon W. John Bull JR., MD. The trick is for your plastic surgeon to balance the existing volume with the volume that will be added so that the cheeks don’t look too big. 

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