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Anatomy Lesson: Cheeks The Refinery Med Spa Georgetown, TX

Anatomy Lesson: Cheeks

You should care about your cheeks more. And I’m about to tell you why… I truly believe that the cheeks are one of the most important structures of the face. And one of the most underrated.

Image of a womans face showing half with skin and half skull
Side by side comparison of a human head next to internal view of skull and organs

Addressing the mid face is so crucial when thinking about facial rejuvenation. Often times patients come in asking for under eye filler or filler in their marionette (smile) lines. When we dive a little deeper into their concerns we can pretty quickly see that the problem that needs to be addressed is not actually the under eye or the smile lines. It's the cheeks!

As we age, we lose volume in the bony structures and in the fat pads of the mid face. This causes several changes which lead to an older, more tired appearance:

Women's faces (one younger and one older) showing the ogee curve

Loss of both deep and superficial fat in the medial cheek area can cause more prominent appearance of tear trough deformity (dark circles under the eyes). Flattening of the Ogee Curve - natural S-shaped curve from the tail of the brow to the mid cheek when looking at the face at an oblique angle. Bone loss and fat descent (thanks gravity) play a role in the inversion of the “Triangle of Youth.”

Beautiful woman with graphic over cheek showing cheekbone contour

Amazing cheeks might not be first on your priority list when it comes to aesthetic treatments. But it probably should be!

Favorite Celeb Cheeks? - image showing 5 female celebrities
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We understand what it feels like to wake up and not feel confident in your appearance. We also understand the concern that aesthetic treatments will change the way you look. At The Refinery we want you to feel confident in our promise to provide you with the most natural results possible. Our aim is not to change the way you look, but to enhance your already beautiful features. We all hope to age gracefully. At The Refinery we focus on prevention to preserve your youthful appearance as long as possible. We have found that prevention in combination with evidence-based treatments gives our patients the ability to “feel like themselves again”. Find out how The Refinery can help you feel like yourself again with a no-obligation consultation today. During your in-depth, comprehensive appointment, we’ll listen to your story, explore your options, and help you find the best way to refine your look.

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