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Unilateral Sunken Cheek (Overview)

Unilateral sunken cheek is where one cheek has less supportive tissue beneath the skin, giving a sunken appearance.


Dr. Maryam Chiani
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
507K people helped
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Due to not having middle teeth on the upper left side, my left cheek has become sunken and noticably asymetric. Can it be corrected in a 22-year old by implanting teeth?

Dr. Maryam Chiani
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
507K people helped

Replacing teeth: You will need to have a consultation with your dentist where you can have x-ray and be evaluated for placing implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Unilateral Sunken Cheek (Overview)

Unilateral sunken cheek is where one cheek has less supportive tissue beneath the skin, giving a sunken appearance.


Dr. Julio Garcia
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
37 years in practice
78K people helped
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Will i still be able to wear my usual make-up right after my sculptra treatment? I am very concentrated on my looks and I do not leave the house without my make-up on. After a sculptra treatment for the sunken areas around my mouth and cheeks, will i need

Dr. Julio Garcia
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
37 years in practice
78K people helped

Certainly : Certainly safe to do so, but we ask our patients to apply ice pack sand do light massage for 2 days at least 3-4 times per day to assist the swelling in going down. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Board Certified, Dermatology
30 years in practice
380K people helped
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I just got scratched on my cheek yesterday and i really want to get rid of it asap! please help

Dr. Adam Bodian
Board Certified, Dermatology
30 years in practice
380K people helped

Keep gooey: No one wants a frankenstein scar even this close to halloween. During the day, keep the scratched area gooey with vasaline petroleum jelly. When you get home at night, put on a product called "scar-guard". If you live in a warm sunny place, you have to keep the area protected with a broad spectrum sun block (spf greater then 30). ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Bloom
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
15 years in practice
195K people helped
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My so has a significant scratch on his cheek. What is the best early care to prevent scarring. It happened less than 48 hours agoe. He is 8 years old.?

Dr. Jason Bloom
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
15 years in practice
195K people helped
My so has a significant scratch on his cheek. What is the best early care to prevent scarring. It happened less than 48 hours agoe. He is 8 years old.?

Try Aquaphor: The skin heals better in a moist environment so a simple thing to try is to use an occlusive ointment dressing like aquaphor or vaseline. This is something that an 8 year old may actually do. You can bandage it with a non-adherent dressing, but he may not go for that. It should improve either way. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Board Certified, Dentistry
45 years in practice
2M people helped
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Sunken cheek due to tooth extraction. Advice?

Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Board Certified, Dentistry
45 years in practice
2M people helped

Tooth Replaced: Your dentist can advise you on the options for you to have the tooth replaced. Without this replacement, the cheek will sink in. ...Read more

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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
507K people helped
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Due to not having middle teeth on the upper left side, my left cheek has become sunken and noticably asymetric. Can it be corrected in a 22-year old by implanting teeth?

Dr. Maryam Chiani
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
507K people helped

Replacing teeth: You will need to have a consultation with your dentist where you can have x-ray and be evaluated for placing implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
5M people helped
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My temple has sunken looks like my upper cheek bone sticking out what could it be?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
5M people helped
My temple has sunken looks like my upper cheek bone sticking out what could it be?

Sounds like: You have abnormal weight loss. If you are not trying to lose weight intentionally, it could be malnutrition or even occult cancer. I think you should see your doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
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I lost a tooth on my upper left side about a year an a half ago. I am now noticing sunken cheek on my left side. Will a dental implant fix my cheek?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
33M people helped
I lost a tooth on my upper left side about a year an a half ago. I am now noticing sunken cheek on my left side. Will a dental implant fix my cheek?

Restoration: Replacing the missing tooth with an implant retained crown or other restoration may partially or completely restore the collapse caused by you missing tooth. However, your own dentist can examine you, discuss replacement options and what to expect. Make an appointment for a consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Patt
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
36K people helped
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Will cheek implants help my sagging cheek bones? I am reaching the seventy year mark and have noticed that my face is starting to look more sunken. I have always been proud of my appearance and this is disturbing me a lot. I have considered several differ

Dr. Bradford Patt
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
30 years in practice
36K people helped

Aging : Aging takes place slowly and unfortunately is progressive. Looking more "sunken" or loss of volume in the face can be related to loss of bone structure support or soft tissue support or both. If you feel young and would like to rejuvenate this area, there are many options including cheek implants. Cheek implants are placed through incisions in the gumline and are considered "permanent". The implant will reposition your cheek area and give you "higher cheekbones". Other options for rejuvenation in this area can include less invasive procedures include fat augmentation or transfer or dermal injection techniques. Fat transfer involves harvesting fat from one area of your body, processing it and then injecting it into the areas needed volume or needing rejuvenation. Dermal fillers can involve temporary or more permanent substances and are the least invasive of the options for rejuvenation of the cheek area. Sculptra is a product which offers long term rejuvenation while also helping stimulate your own collagen for added volume. Less permanent fillers include radiesse, restylane, and juvederm. A experienced board certified facial plastic surgeon should be consulted to give you the best advice. I would recommend in most over 60 year old patients a combined approach using the technique which my patients desire and i feel would give them the safest and best results. I hope this information helps you in making your decision. You can also visit my website at www.Pattmd.Com for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
1M people helped
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Will cheek implants help my sagging cheek bones? I am reaching the seventy year mark and have noticed that my face is starting to look more sunken. I have always been proud of my appearance and this is disturbing me a lot. I have considered several differ

Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
1M people helped

Cheek : Cheek implants are one way to address sagging cheeks. The mainly goal when addressing this type of problem is to improve the facial volume loss that has occurred in the area. Facial fat grafting, skin fillers, and midface lifting are other methods to improve the facial appearance. Visiting with a board certified facial plastic surgeon would allow for a more in depth discussion of your options. ...Read more

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