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Ask the expert: I have hollow cheeks!

Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid can be used to replace volume to the cheek area

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14 Mar 2016 | 04:50 pm

I’ve noticed that the area below my cheekbones appears hollow. What can be done to correct this?

This is an unfortunate result of ageing. Yo-yo diets and extreme exercising can often also contribute to this ageing process because the fat drops off the face first, but when we put weight on again it tends to settle on the hips.

Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid can be used to replace volume to the cheek area. This should last about eight months to a year.

For something more permanent and organic, it is possible to use your own fat harvested from your abdomen or thighs as a filler. The advantage here is that apart from providing volume it improves the complexion and quality of the skin.

For even better results, it is now possible to use your own dormant stem cells stored in the fat to boost the fat survival and to see a skin rejuvenation at the same time.

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Maurizio and Roberto Viel

are Italian plastic surgeons at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in Dubai.