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How Facial Fillers Can Help Improve a Chubby Face

One of the signs of a youthful appearance is having contoured and well-defined facial features. But this can be difficult to achieve especially among those whose cheeks are on the rounder and chubbier side.. Before you consider plastic surgery for the cheeks, you can try dermal fillers too, as these are a less invasive treatment option for improving deflated cheeks or full and rounded faces. 

So how exactly can you achieve a slimmer face with a cheek filler? Facial contouring with cheek fillers provides structure and volume to lift and accentuate the cheekbones to make them look more prominent. Dermal filler injections to the cheek also help minimize wrinkles, facial folds and improve midface symmetry so your facial profile will appear more plump and contoured. 

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Using Fillers for Slimming and Contouring a Round Face 

Dermal fillers are injectable gel materials that reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines, correct age-related facial volume loss, and improve one’s facial profile. This minimally invasive procedure can also be used for facial slimming and cheek enhancement by plumping sagging cheeks and lifting them to create a slimmer and narrower appearance. 

Similar to using injectable dermal filler for anti-aging and wrinkle treatment, cheek fillers are strategically injected beneath the skin above and around the cheekbone region. These filler injections are intended to restore facial structure and symmetry in the mid-face area to help you achieve a youthful look. It also improves the fullness and shape of the upper cheeks and provides an appearance of a sharp cheekbone. 

The facial slimming technique using dermal fillers can also involve injections of the material to other areas aside from the cheeks. Here are other ways that dermal fillers can help slim a round face: 

  • Dermal filler injections to the chin can improve the lower face area: Having an injectable filler placed on the chin can fix the double chin appearance and create a more sculpted look. A chin filler can help reduce drooping or roundness of the chin to provide a slimmer facial shape and improve balance to overall facial symmetry. 
  • Fillers can also strengthen jawline frame: A signature feature of a slim and contoured face is having a defined jawline. An individual with a chubby face usually has a less visible and round jawline. Dermal fillers can reshape the jawline, accentuating the bone structure for a stronger lower face profile.

How a Weak Facial Contour Contributes to a Chubby Face  

Many people can notice changes to their facial features as they age. One of the most common age-related changes is sagging cheekbones, which can contribute greatly to having a round-looking or a chubby face. This happens primarily due to loss of facial volume and fat, causing the cheeks to deflate and affect the contour and shape of the face. 

Other possible reasons why people have a weak facial contour are: 

  • Sun damage – This can cause collagen and other important skin-building blocks to diminish and lead to loss of facial elasticity and fullness 
  • Genetics – Facial shape can also be defined by an individual’s genes. Some people are naturally born with a large buccal fat pad (which is the area of fat in the middle of the cheekbones) which contributes to a round face or puffy-looking cheeks. 
  • Weak chin and jawline frame – Not all people have a well-contoured jawline. Having a chubby face can mean that you have soft edges around your lower facial profile or you have a receding chin where your chin draws back to your neck.

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Best Dermal Fillers for Enhancing Cheeks   

There are several available dermal fillers that can help slim a chubby face and provide a desirable contour. Consulting with your aesthetic provider can help you understand more about your dermal filler choices and pick the best filler that can work for your preferred results. Here are some of the common choices for dermal cheek fillers: 

1. Juvéderm Voluma 

Juvéderm is a popular product line of hyaluronic acid fillers that are formulated for correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles, lip enhancement, and contouring the chin, cheeks, and jaw profile. 

Among its collection of dermal fillers, Juvéderm Voluma XC is specifically designed for augmenting the cheeks and chin area. Juvéderm Voluma dermal fillers are intended to increase the volume and definition of the facial contours by enhancing the shape and arch of the cheekbone. Its results can last for up to 2 years, which is said to be longer compared to other available cheek fillers. 

2. Restylane Lyft (Perlane-L)

Restylane Lyft, also called before as Perlane-L, is another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that can be used for facial rejuvenation. It provides a skin-plumping effect to soften facial wrinkles and fine lines, and it also works well for correcting creases around the nose and cheeks like the nasolabial fold. This filler treatment is also intended for improving cheek fullness to restore youthfulness to the midface area. Its results for cheek enhancement can last for 6 to 12 months. 

3. Radiesse 

Radiesse is a unique dermal filler treatment that’s made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a gel form. It’s injected for eliminating deep-set facial wrinkles and fine lines and can be used for increasing cheek volume to minimize facial sagging and improve cheek contour. Radiesse dermal fillers are also said to promote new collagen production to provide long-lasting results that can get better over time. 

4. Sculptra 

Sculptra is a synthetic filler made from polylactic acid (PLLA), which is a biocompatible substance that has long been used for dissolvable stitches and other medical devices. This filler is approved for treating age-related volume loss and deeper wrinkles, and can be used for correcting sunken cheeks and weak chin and jaw profile that contribute to a round face. They can also stimulate collagen growth in the dermal layers for more dramatic results for skin rejuvenation. 

Other Facial Contouring Treatments 

Aside from dermal fillers, your aesthetic provider or plastic surgeon can also recommend other treatments like cheek implants, fat grafting, and buccal fat removal to improve your facial contours. Here’s an overview of the other possible cosmetic procedures if you have a chubby face:

 Cheek ImplantFat graftingBuccal fat removal
How It Works A cheek implant is a procedure that commonly uses silicone materials to improve the cheeks and facial appearance.
The procedure is done with small incisions near the mouth or under the eyelid to place the implants in the cheek region.
Facial fat grafting or facial fat transfer is a procedure done to rejuvenate the cheek contours. 
This is mostly a surgical treatment that involves harvesting fat from an area of the body and preparing these as fat injections to add volume to the face and cheek area. 
A buccal fat removal is a minor surgical procedure that involves removing a part of the buccal fat pad to achieve a slimmer-looking face. 
The treatment involves small incisions created inside the mouth near the cheek region. 
Expected Results The results can be visible after the post-treatment swelling has gone down and they can last almost permanently when inserted properly.  Its results can last for several years and can delay further signs of facial aging. It can take months to see complete results from a cheek fat removal procedure. Its effects are almost permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight to avoid regaining chubby cheeks. 
Recovery There’s minimal downtime but most patients are advised to avoid any injury to the cheeks for several weeks.The average recovery is 2 to 3 weeks to allow the treated area to heal. It can take several weeks for cheeks to heal and during that time, patients are advised to follow a soft diet after the surgery. 

Try Facial Contouring With Fillers at aNu Aesthetics  

woman receiving injection of dermal fillers in her cheek

Dermal fillers have many wonderful uses for facial rejuvenation, and with the help of an experienced cosmetic surgeon, its benefits can also be maximized for facial slimming of patients who are bothered with their chubby or round faces. 

Discover how you can get the results that you want with our team of highly trained aesthetic providers at aNu Aesthetics. We offer a wide variety of dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectable treatments to restore your youthful beauty. Contact us today to book your consultation appointment or inquire more about our aesthetic services.

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The Perfect Filler For The Perfect You

What is your perfect cosmetic filler? Whether in your lips, cheeks, or anywhere else, our providers know exactly how to make you look your best. Call us today to learn more.


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