Sagging Cheeks


Fuller Cheeks Glasgow

When we are young, we have a plentiful supply of fat or volume in the face — this keeps the skin looking firm and taut with a contour and definition that can enhance the youthfulness of the face. But this changes as we age.

Dr Darren McKeown offers a range of cutting edge non-surgical & surgical treatments for fuller cheeks in Glasgow from his state of the art clinic — McKeown Medical.

As we age, our cheeks sag or become more droopy. We used to believe this was simply due to the effect of gravity, which causes the tissues in the cheek area to fall. We now have a much more sophisticated understanding of facial ageing and realise that loss of volume is the main contributor to this type of ageing that changes the shape of the cheek.

Get in touch with the McKeown team to find a cheek filler treatment or surgical solution for you.

Dr Darren McKeown

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director


Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.


Sagging Cheeks Treatments

Add Volume to
Sagging Cheeks
with or without Surgery

Fuller Cheeks Glasgow

When we are young, we have a plentiful supply of fat or volume in the face — this keeps the skin looking firm and taut with a contour and definition that can enhance the youthful shape of the face. As we age, however, we lose facial volume and so the appearance of redundant — or excess — skin develops. In addition to this, there are changes that occur at the bony level causing the facial skeleton to lose bone. This contributes to the loss of volume, as well as reduces the structural support for the soft tissues of the cheek.

Fortunately, as our understanding of facial ageing improved, so did the options for procedures to treat this cheek sagging. Today, patients with sagging cheeks can choose between procedures that don’t require surgery, such as a dermal filler treatment, or procedures that do require going under the knife, such as a facelift. Dr Darren McKeown offers options for both at his leading cosmetic & aesthetic clinic in Glasgow.

Cheek Fillers for Natural Looking Volume

The mainstay of treating sagging cheeks for natural-looking results has therefore moved away from ‘lifting’ to ‘filling’.

Although the idea of a filling procedure can seem quite scary at first – we have all seen celebrities with over-filled faces that don’t always look nice – the effects of well carried out cheek fillers (dermal fillers) can be extremely effective at rejuvenating the face. Fillers enhance the face by giving more definition to the facial contours in a way that looks natural.

The key to augmenting the cheeks with a dermal filler treatment is to focus on simply restoring what has been lost; not trying to create something that never existed in the first place. So long as you stick within this remit, you should achieve a very natural, youthful and effective result.

Book an online consultation to find out how we can restore volume to your sagging cheeks.

Sagging Cheeks Treatments

treatments for
Sagging Cheeks:

Cheek Fillers
(Dermal Fillers)

Cheek fillers are the quickest, easiest, most cost-effective, and usually the best solution for rejuvenating sagging cheeks. Our dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is injected beneath the skin’s surface into the areas that have lost volume. The hyaluronic acid stimulates the body’s production of collagen, which results in a fuller face and more youthful appearance.

The placement of each injection is very precise.

Using filler for sagging cheeks is one of the safest treatments available because hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved if a rare complication develops or if the patient changes their mind. As a result, dermal fillers for sagging cheeks are the most popular non-surgical treatment.

In regular cases, the results from treating sagging cheeks with filler can last anywhere between 4 months and 3 years, depending on the type of dermal filler treatment, the treated areas, and the desired shape.

Depending on where the dermal fillers are injected in the cheek area, you could not only restore the loss of volume in your cheeks but also reduce wrinkles in the process. The result generally resembles the patients’ natural volume rather than an unnaturally filled look. This can do a lot in fighting the visual effects of ageing

Ready to restore volume to your cheek area with a cutting edge non-invasive treatment? Book a transformative sagging cheeks treatment at our clinic today.

Fuller Cheeks Glasgow

Sagging Cheeks Treatments

for Sagging

Fuller Cheeks Glasgow

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants are the traditional way of restoring volume in the mid-face. This was the most widely used technique for adding volume before dermal fillers became popular. Unlike dermal fillers, they are usually inserted under general anaesthetic.

An incision is made inside the mouth, creating access to the cheekbones. A solid implant, usually made of silicone, is then inserted on top of the bone. The swelling following this procedure can be very pronounced and can take a few months to settle down completely.

The benefit of cheek implants is that they last a long time — although they usually need to be replaced at some point in the future as the face continues to age but the implant remains the same.

Traditional surgical cheek implants have fallen out of favour in recent years since injectable technology such as dermal filler for sagging cheeks has improved and, therefore, we do not offer surgical cheek plants. Enquire about our award-winning dermal filler treatments to find out more.

Facelift Surgery

A facelift is a cost-effective treatment for reducing loose skin on the lower face and neck. This procedure, however, has a more limited impact on reducing the amount of sagging skin on the cheek area, so it is rarely an effective lower face volume loss treatment for sagging cheeks.

Sagging Cheeks Treatments

Why Choose
Dr Darren McKeown
to Treat Sagging Cheeks?

Fuller Cheeks Glasgow

Dr Darren McKeown is a leading cosmetic surgeon and aesthetic doctor in Scotland who is the founder of McKeown Medical — a state of the art clinic in the heart of Glasgow that is known for its treatments using cutting technology and techniques.

Dr Darren McKeown has been offering surgical and non-surgical treatments from his clinic since 2011 built around the ethos of giving people the power to become the best version of themselves by providing the right information and the right treatments at the right times.

McKeown Medical was recognised as a leading clinic for dermal fillers in 2020 when Dr Darren McKeown was awarded ‘BEST FOR FILLERS’ by the Tatler Cosmetic Surgery Guide in recognition of his impeccable technique and results.

With the collective skills of a highly experienced, highly trained team of specialists and a reputation for exceptional cosmetic work, McKeown Medical is a top cosmetic clinic in Scotland and sees thousands of patients annually.

Give your face the volume it deserves with a team that is among the best.

Who is Dr Darren McKeown?

Dr Darren McKeown is the founder of McKeown Medical and a practising cosmetic surgeon and clinical researcher.

He finished med school in 2004, the same time his first academic paper was published in the British Journal of Cancer. He has since gone on to found his own clinic, move his clinic from London to Glasgow, and continue with clinical research on plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr Darren McKeown and his clinic have been featured in several publications and on TV.

Get in touch with us on 0141 370 0509 to find out more about our treatments for fuller cheeks in Glasgow and start your journey towards a more youthful glow today!

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