Sagging Cheeks

Sagging Cheek Treatments



What can help?

Many patients are afraid of cheek filler, for fear of ending up with “hamster cheeks”. However, carefully performed – while using the correct amount for the individual face – the results can be transformative, yet beautifully subtle. In the patient example below a very small amount of dermal filler – just 2mls – was used to add some additional width to the mid-face. In addition, a small amount of Botox also contributed to a newly refreshed appearance.

An example of what can be achieved with a very small amount of filler. You can see how this non-surgical treatment was performed in the video below.

In Action: Take a closer look at how this restoration was achieved

An example of a medium volume cheek restoration (4mls). You can see how this restoration was achieved in the video below

Restoring more volume

In the next patient example, a more comprehensive restoration was performed, replacing lost volume in both the mid-face and also the lateral cheekbone area, using a total of 4mls of dermal filler.

In Action: Take a closer look at how this restoration was achieved

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions



We use dermal fillers which contain a local anaesthetic known as lidocaine, which helps to reduce discomfort – while use of a topical numbing cream can be of benefit for patients who are anxious.


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Cheek Filler works in several different ways. By restoring the tissues that have atrophied (shrunk) over time, treatment can help to restore a youthful face shape, while supporting the delicate eye area and preventing the lower-lid from being dragged downwards. It also lifts the mid-face: preventing a slackening lower-face and sagging in the Jowls.


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Post-procedure, you may see a bit of swelling and the area will feel tender – however, this has normally passed by the next morning. Most patients who have Cheek Filler are back to their normal activities the same day. If bruising does occur, it can be covered with post-procedure makeup – though this should not be applied until the day following treatment. We also encourage patients to sleep with their head elevated for the first few nights following the procedure, to keep any swelling to a minimum.


The effect is subtle yet immediate: the cheeks look firmer, with the bone structure gently defined – while the face appears well-rested and looks somehow happier. The best results are seen in two weeks’ time, when the filler has fully integrated with the tissue and the face has settled.


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Sagging Cheeks Treatments performed by


Dr Darren McKeown

Dr Darren

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.

Mr Russell Bramhall

Mr Russell Bramhall

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Regarded for his facelifts and blepharoplasties, our specialist plastic surgeon strives for an elegant, “invisible” result. His surgeries are complemented by the work of our non-surgical specialists: for a wholly holistic rejuvenation.

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Dr Rhona Cameron​

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health. approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

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Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
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See for yourself, just what the clinic can do


Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.