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3 Ways To Achieve High Cheekbones

In 2007, the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published a study that explored our perception of human beauty. 20,000 people were shown pictures of women varying in age, race and facial features. The women that were considered the most beautiful had one thing in common – high cheekbones! Whether the women were Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Eastern European or Australian, the lifted appearance of their midface defined their beauty. But why did this feature prompt such a unanimous response amongst the evaluators?

Why Are High Cheekbones Desirable?

Many theories can be used to explain the draw of higher cheekbones. From an evolutionary perspective, prominent and lifted cheekbones indicate high levels of oestrogen, which is a reflection of a women’s reproductive state. This would suggest that our perception of attractiveness is hard-wired and instinctual, however, more factors are likely to be at play.

The Golden Ratio states that when a line is divided into two parts, a ratio of 1:1.618 creates the ideal proportion. There are countless examples present in nature, including the spiral of snail shells, the shape of hurricanes and animal flight patterns. It, therefore, seems logical that the Golden Ratio could play a part in facial anatomy. When facial proportions are brought back into harmony, they are considered attractive. Humans naturally find the visual balance of high cheekbones satisfying.

As we age, our facial bones lose mass, which can cause the midface to flatten. A decrease in skin volume can also lead the cheeks to appear lower and lose their prominence. Perhaps, then, it is simply our desire to appear youthful that explains our obsession with high cheekbones. Whatever the reason, The Lovely Clinic offers 3 treatments that can give you the cheekbones you’ve always wanted, or give you back the cheekbones you may have lost during the ageing process.

Your Pre-Treatment Consultation

During your initial consultation, your doctor will analyse your skin and ask you several relevant health and lifestyle questions. They will then recommend the most suitable treatments to lift or augment your cheeks.

Cheek Lifting Treatments At The Lovely Clinic

Dermal Fillers

Cheek fillers are the most popular choice amongst our clients. The minimally invasive treatment gives instant results that can last up to a year. Targeted Dermal Filler injections create new, delicate contours, which give the appearance of high cheekbones. Fine lines are smoothed away and the lower face appears lifted as the plump area pulls the skin upwards.

Thread Lifts

Thread Lifts offer an alternative to traditional facelifts through the use of surgical sutures placed underneath the surface of the skin. By pulling sagging skin taut, sunken cheeks can be reimagined. The hair-like threads can hold tissue in place for up to three years before they are naturally broken down by the body. We offer two types of Thread Lift at The Lovely Clinic – APTOS and Nordyx. To explore which treatment is most appropriate for your needs, book a consultation with one of our practitioners or read our Non-Surgical Thread Lift blog to find out more.

Book A Consultation At The Lovely Clinic

The best way to elevate the cheekbones varies from person to person. When you book a consultation at The Lovely Clinic, an aesthetic specialist will advise you on the best course of treatment for your unique face shape and needs, whilst answering any questions that you may have.

To schedule an appointment, call 0203 695 5400 or complete our online booking form.

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