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Upper Cheek Crescent

When seen from the opposite side, the cheek should have a gentle “S” shaped, ogee curve. With aging, and, particularly after a conventional facelift, this curve begins to look like a “3.” This is caused by a crescent shaped fullness below and lateral to the eye with a hollow beneath. The fullness is part of the eye closure muscle and fat that slides down and medial over the cheek bone. This looks even more dramatic next to the hollow created by older blepharoplasties that use fat removal as the main corrective measure.

Today’s Facelift and Lower Blepharoplasty by Dr. Buchanan can correct this problem by lifting the cheek fat and tightening the orbicularis muscle. This restores the natural ogee curve to the cheek and helps hide some of the orbital hollow. For advanced fat loss, fat grafting may also be added.

 

 

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