Eyebags will haunt us at some point in lives. Why do some people get them earlier or have it worse? Our facial structure may be responsible for this. In particular, a flat cheekbone. If you are born with flatter (also known as retruded) cheekbones, you are more prone to having eyebags early. The easy anatomical explanation is that the undereye fat has less support above a flat cheekbone. The eyebags also look relatively more prominent when the cheeks are deficient. The solution to improving eyebags, apart from lower eyelid surgery, is to cheek augmentation. So what are the ways to the augment the cheek?
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This is a clinic-based procedure. As with all dermal fillers, having the procedure done by an experienced physician injector is crucial to achieve natural results and prevent complications. Dermal fillers are placed in front of the cheekbones to camouflage the eyebag.
0 to 3 days
Ranges from S$800 – 2000
Fat is taken from other parts of the body using liposuction and the fat cells are purified and concentrated. The fat is re-injected to augment the cheekbone projection. The fat can be processed further into finer fat grafts or nanofat, which is injected into the under-eye skin to improve fine wrinkles and dark circles.
With the introduction injectables and fat grafting, cheek implants are less common these days. Nonetheless, it provides instant structural augmentation and may be the choice for those with very deficient cheekbones.
1 -2 hours
1 – 2 weeks