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Dr. Gal Aharonov Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Facial Plastic Surgery Blog by Dr. Gal Aharonov

Posts Tagged ‘hollow temples’

I have very large cheek bones and hollow temples. I look like I have cheek implants even though I don’t! Is ther eany way to shave down the cheek bones so they are not as wide?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

It would be extremely unsafe to shave down your cheek bones so your face is less wide. There are many crucial nerves that would be in danger in that area. If you have hollow temples the safest thing would be to fill in your temples. This will bring your cheeks into greater balance and your cheeks will not appear to be as wide.

The easiest way to add volume to the temples is with filler. Juvederm can be used to fill the temples in quickly and easily with minimal downtime or bruising. Sculptra can also be used in the temple but tends to take months and months to show a noticeable difference. Fat injections can also be used in the temples but are only cost effective if a large amount of volume is needed for the entire face.

I had filler injected into my cheeks 2 weeks ago at this dermatologist’s office. I have big cheeks now, but it almost looks weird, like my cheeks are too obvious. I have people asking me what I did to my cheeks. What can I do to make them look better?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Using filler in the cheeks is one of the most common uses for fillers. The problem is that even though the cheeks themselves might look good after the injections--and that's a big if-- your new cheeks might be out of balance and out of harmony with the rest of your face. For example, a person who has volume loss in the cheeks and thinks they need bigger cheeks has most likely lost volume in the temples, under eyes, and right below the cheek as well. If these issues are not corrected at the same time, your new cheeks will look out of proportion to the rest of your face and might look fake.

The key to using fillers, or fat, or any other facial cosmetic surgery is to achieve facial harmony and balance.

So what are your options? Well, if you truly just want your cheeks to go back to what they used to, you can maybe have the filler dissolved, as long as a hyaluronic acid based filler was used (like juvederm, restylane, perlane). Your other option is to fill in those other areas a bit to bring your face into greater balance and harmony. Just a little filler in your temple, or under eye area might all of a sudden make your face look great and balanced again.

My temples are really hollow and sunken. What is the best way to treat hollow temples?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

As we age, we loose facial fat and volume. With time, our temples become very hollow and sunken in. This also happens to young healthy people, usually who are very athletic and lean with a very low body fat percentage.

The hollowness in the temples make us look more gaunt and older. It also helps shift the harmony in out faces and draws more attention to our lower cheeks as opposed to keeping attention at our eyes.

Fortunately, this is a very simple problem to treat quickly and effectively.

The two main options include fillers such as radiesse and perlane, or fat injections. I would suggest fat injections to people who have a high degree of facial fat loss who would benefit from volume augmentation that would otherwise necessitate a very large quantity of fillers.

Otherwise, fillers such as radiesse or perlane work great to reverse the changes in our temple. It is a quick and simple in office treatment that takes no more than 5 minutes to complete with virtually NO PAIN.