How to Get Chubby Cheeks

Hi, I am 27 years old Male. I am 5'9" and my weigt is 66 KG. My face is extremely thin. My cheeks look like gone deep inside, making me look weak, old and sad. I feel my weight is perfect for my height. I take enough fat in food but that shows on my tummy and my hip and never on my cheeks. I tried to exercise ,filling air in mouth and putting pressure from one cheek to another but that doesn't help me. Please suggest me what should I do to improve my cheeks' fat Thanks in advance.

Doctor Answers 11

How to get chubby cheeks

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There are 2 options to get fuller cheeks. Fillers  can be placed in the cheek area for a temporizing augmentation. For permanent augmentation, consideration for cheek implants. Cheek implants are manufactured in a variety of sizes and shapes which is best determined at time of the consultation/ examination. They are placed through an intra-oral approach under a brief general anesthesia. Expect 2 weeks of bruising and swelling after the procedure. For many examples, please see the link to our cheek implant photo gallery


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Fat in the right places

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You are a perfect candidate for fat transfer to the face. We can take fat from your belly, hips, or thighs. I prefer thighs but they do all work. The fat then can be used to augment your cheeks, lift your brow, transition the eye subunit to the cheek subunit and sculpt the lips and jawline. This is my favorite procedure as it makes patients very happy.

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,

DrC

Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Fat Transfer Ideal for Cheek Fullness

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Fat Transfer Results Are Long Lasting and Excellent for Making Cheeks fuller

Fat Cells that survive the transfer process continue to live like other fat cells. Therfore the results are long lasting. The problem is not all transferred fat survives the process. In the face more than 75% may survive and more than 60% in the buttocks.. Of most interest is that the fat that does survive behaves as if it was still in the donor site. Therefore as the surrounding native fat tends to atrophy the transferred fat will not. Over time you will notice that the area may not be as full as it once was, but more than likely it is because of the native fat atrophy rather than the transferred fat.

Fat Grafting Results Permanent improvement in most cases. Micro fat grafting, also called structural fat grafting involves multiple injections of very small amounts  of fat injected in a series of discrete layers to allow for better revascularization and "take", gradually increasing the volume of  new soft tissue. My experience is that it is a great minimally invasive procedure for cheek augmentation.

Fat Cells that survive this transfer process continue to live like other fat cells. Therefore the results are long lasting. The problem is not all transferred fat survives the process. In the face for example it has been estimated that up to 60%  or more will survive in the cheek region. Of most interest is that the fat that does survive behaves as if it was still in the donor site. Therefore as the surrounding native fat tends to atrophy the transferred fat will not. Over time you will notice that the area may not be as full as it once was, but more than likely it is because of the native fat atrophy rather than the transferred fat.

 

Implants fat or filler

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The two major treatment options are fillers, fat grafting and implants. Depending on what the patient goals are, the characteristics of the skin and bone we make the recommendation of which of these treatments are better for each individual patient.

Jeffrey Jumaily, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

You can use fillers to the face

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Fillers are great for the face and can give you a very natural result. As a man, you don't want to put too much fillers (or fat) in the face because it may make you look feminine. I would consider a combination of voluma and juvederm ultra xc

Sameer Bashey, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Fat, fillers or implants

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Volume can be added with implants (surgical procedure, safe, moderate recovery, permanent), your own  fat (limited surgical procedure, safe, mild recovery, somewhat permanent) or injectable fillers (office procedure, more precise, safe, minimal recovery, semi-permanent).

Anthony P. Sclafani, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon

Fillers can help restore volume to cheeks

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Fillers can be great for restoring volume to sunken cheeks. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers such as Voluma can add immediate volume, while collagen building fillers such as Sculptra can help to gradually restore volume and add contour with long-lasting results. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist with experience in injectable fillers for an in-person consultation to find the right treatment plan for you.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Cheek augmentation

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You are very lucky that you have fat in your abdomen that can be transferred to your cheeks and face. Many people in your situation have no fat anywhere else on their body to donate! I do recommend some fat in your temples as well as your cheeks to give you a healthier, more athletic look. Best of luck!

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Best way to fill out my cheeks.

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From your photos, it's the area below your cheeks that appear sunken and hollow, not your cheeks.  Sculptra injections would be the best to fill this are out, IMHO.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Fuller Upper Face

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You could benefit from artificial fillers or a fat transfer. To see an increase of volume in your upper cheeks you would want to build up your mid cheek, too. This will allow your face to look natural and healthy.

 

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

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