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5 Non-Surgical Approaches to Achieving Cheekbones

5 Non-Surgical Approaches to Achieving Cheekbones

The obsession with cheekbones. The standards of beauty are constantly evolving, what was attractive ten years ago might not be considered “the in” in modern times. Since what we find attractive is subjective, there is hardly anything that the public collectively agrees on or has stood through the variations of time as a beauty ideal.

However, one particular feature remained the trend for years despite the continuous evolution of beauty standards; defined cheekbones. Defined cheekbones are features that the human race collectively finds appealing and science agrees.

Here Are 5 Tips To Help You Achieve Diamond-Cutting Cheekbones

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most secure and realistic approach to achieving to-die-for cheekbones. HA fillers constitute hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that retains water and provides volume. Initially used as an anti-ageing treatment, dermal fillers soon expanded their applications to substitute various cosmetic surgeries.

Systematically injected into the jawline and cheekbones, dermal fillers can accurately add volume to the treated areas giving the illusion of a defined facial structure. Dermal fillers are not permanent and dissolve within a year. The temporary effect of fillers is a perk to the treatment as it allows for coordinating the fillers to adapt annual facial changes throughout the year, instead of maintaining a surgical change that may or may not adapt to the changes a face often undergoes through the years.

  • Makeup

If applied correctly, makeup can immensely alter facial features. To use make up for our purpose you will need your makeup brush, a bronzer that is three shades darker than your skin tone, and a highlighter lighter than your skin tone.

To start, stand in front of a mirror and suck in your cheekbones to make them hollow. What you need to do next is to apply the bronzer in the sucked-in area just below the cheekbones and blend in. Once the bronzer is mixed in and set, you’re ready for the second step: highlighting.

Choose a highlighter that is one shade lighter than your skin tone. If you are of dark skin choose a highlighter with a gold undertone. If you are of fair skin pick a highlighter with a pearly undertone. What you need to do next is to apply this highlighter on your cheekbones using a brush. Then gently blend it in along your cheekbones.

What this does is play around with the reflection of light on your face giving the illusion of defined cheekbones.

  • Diet

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

We have zero control over where our bodies choose to collect fat as we gain weight. You might be one of the unfortunate people who tend to collect fat around their face.

In this case, nothing will help you achieve your dream of Angelina-Jolie like cheekbones except for weight loss. With a healthy diet and exercise, you should be able to shed off those extra pounds around your face and unearth those protruding cheekbones buried underneath the fat layer.


  • Facial Exercises

There are a few exercises that can be done to tone the cheek muscles around the cheekbones. With these exercises, you might be able to achieve that desirable hollow look.

The fish lips exercise for cheekbones
The fish lips exercise for cheekbones
  • Fish lips: With your mouth imitate the famous “fish lips” move. Once done, maintain this position and simultaneously try to smile. Hold these positions hold for ten seconds and repeat five times daily.
  • Jaw opener: Fully open your mouth and hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat a few times daily.

Remember to massage your cheekbones after exercise to relax the muscles.

  • Chewing Gum

Although not scientifically proved, chewing gum helps achieve that defined cheekbone look. When chewing, you are giving your facial muscles a workout which will help tone them and get rid of the baby fat around the area. There is no range or limited time to exercise the cheeks but chewing for at least 4 hours a day can bring in about drastic changes with your facial structure.

If All Else Fails, Surgery For Cheekbones

Often regardless of what we do, the dream of achieving the desirable killer cheekbones aesthetic is out of reach. Whether due to genetic factors or other. However, before allowing distress to overcome you, it is important to remember there is always a silver lining, which in this case is facial contouring surgery.

Surgery might seem like an extreme commitment due to all the stigma surrounding cosmetics surgery. When pushing the stigma aside, there is no shame in plastic surgery. Countless people restored their confidence and earned their aesthetic goals through cosmetics surgery.

With self-control, knowing your limits, having realistic expectations, and wisely choosing your surgeon it can turn your life around.

How Implants Work To Define Cheekbones

Cheek augmentation or implants is an elective of facial contouring procedures that gives the impression of protruding cheekbones. The procedure leaves no scar as the incision and the protocol of the surgery is carried from inside. As in, the incision is made from inside the cheek and the implant is placed from there.

Malar implants are the technical name for cheek implants that give the aesthetic appearance of higher cheekbones. Unlike fillers, cheek implants are a permanent option that adds volume to the target area.

Contact The Vera Clinic

Contact the Vera Clinic if you are ready to get the cheekbones of your dreams. Our team of medical specialists will take you through the ins and outs of facial contouring and other alternatives to achieve your aesthetic objective.

Wait no longer to get the look you deserve.

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