I have noticed that my cheeks now seem to be sagging a bit. Is this common? What treatments or procedures are available to treat this?
Question: I had fat transferred to my cheeks about a year and half ago. I have noticed that my cheeks now seem to be sagging a bit. Is this common? What treatments or procedures are available to treat this?
Answer: I think what has happened is over the past year and a half you have lost some of the volume of the fat transfer. I personally do not feel that appropriately placed fat can create sagging of the tissue after some of the volume is lost unless an overaggressive fat transfer approach was performed that overinflated the area and then created some sagging after the fat resolved. Ultimately a personal evaluation and consultation would be appropriate but there are many ways to improve sagging of the cheek, one of which would be just to repeat the fat injections, another would be to consider cheek implants, a third would be to consider a midfacelift and finally a high SMAS facelift can also provide cheek elevation if you require improvement in the jowl and the area under your chin as well. Due to the fact that there are so many options available this is the reason why you should seek out an experienced facial plastic surgeon so that a customized treatment option can be created for your specific anatomic needs and esthetic goals.