Question: I’m a body builder and as I’ve gotten in better shape, my face has become more gaunt looking, particularly my cheeks. I’m not thin or skinny, I’m actually very fit and in excellent shape. Is there some sort of procedure that could add some bulk back to my cheeks, perhaps cheek augmentation? I’m a guy so I don’t want to look feminine.
Answer: I would have to evaluate your face to determine what your best options are, but one very simple option would be to place fillers into the areas where we desire more volume. It is exceptionally easy, not horribly expensive, very well tolerated, and can be done in the spa setting. Another option would be fat grafting, but that would require harvesting fat from other areas of your body and if you are extremely fit and have a very low body fat content that might not be very reasonable; otherwise, if you are needing volume in appropriate areas of the face, malar implants may be your best overall option. These are highly customized depending on your particular facial features and shape, but when performed in experienced hands will definitely not feminize your face but will certainly volumetrically enhance your appearance.