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Fix Your Hollow Cheek

Sunken cheeks happen when a person doesn't have a lot of flesh between the cheek, under the eyes and lower jaw. As we grow, we lose collagen present in our skin which is a significant cause of it. It can also occur due to illnesses like Ehlers Danlos syndrome, lipoatrophy and eating disorders. It can affect both men and women because it results in an older-looking appearance.

Illness which causes this

Vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome - It weakens your aorta and arteries. If any of these blood vessels rupture then it could be fatal for a person.

Lipoatrophy - In this, selective loss of subcutaneous fat without fibrosis occurs. This disease can be both acquired or inherited.

Eating disorders - It is a behavioural condition characterised by disturbance in eating. It is often related to distressing thoughts.

Tuberculosis - A disease caused by bacteria. The bacteria usually attack the lungs but can attack other body parts like kidneys, spine and brain.

Treatments for hollow cheeks

Soft tissue fillers - These fillers and hyaluronic acid fillers are mainly used these days. In this treatment, fillers are directly injected into your midface to give your cheeks more volume. The best thing about this procedure is that it is a non-surgical procedure.

Fat grafting - Fat grafting is also called fat transfer, a permanent solution for your hollow-looking cheeks. In this procedure, fat is removed from other parts of your body and injected into your cheeks. During this treatment, anaesthesia is given to make this procedure painless.

Cheek implants - These are designed to increase the projection of your cheekbone and add volume to your cheeks. It is a surgical procedure with relatively less risk.

Collagen stimulators - Collagen fillers are injected into your cheeks which helps the body to restore its collagen tissue. This gives a more natural and elastic appearance to you.


  1. Stay Hydrated -  Drink plenty of liquid for several days. Staying hydrated leads to a natural healing process.
  2. Apply Cold Compression - After treatment, if you have swelling and bruising, then you can apply cold compress on the treated area to ease it down.
  3. Avoid Strenuous Exercise - Avoid exercises like jogging after your treatment. It can lead to swelling.
  4. Avoid Heat - Avoid heat exposure and UV  rays to ensure maximum effectiveness.
  5. Avoid Alcohol - Alcohol consumption can lead to bruising on the surgical area. So, you have to avoid it.


As we age, our body stops producing as much collagen as it used to produce, which provides skin with its elasticity and plumpness. It can also stop supporting the muscle structure, which causes sagging skin and body structure to be more visible. By going through procedures like dermal fillers or collagen stimulators, you can ensure the plumpness of your face. To produce more collagen in your cheeks, you can consume ingredients like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamin C. These ingredients help to boost the volume of your cheeks but to make sure it lasts longer; you can go through sunken cheek treatment which gives you longer-lasting results.



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