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Unilateral Sunken Cheek (Overview)

You may have an inflammatory condition in which the buccal fat pad resorbs or possibly silent sinus syndrome. A prompt evaluation and Imaging are necessary.


Unilateral Sunken Cheek (Overview)

You may have an inflammatory condition in which the buccal fat pad resorbs or possibly silent sinus syndrome. A prompt evaluation and Imaging are necessary.


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I just got scratched on my cheek yesterday and i really want to get rid of it asap! please help

I just got scratched on my cheek yesterday and i really want to get rid of it asap!  please help

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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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.?

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.?

See below: Simple wound care with cleaning and vitamin E oil (squeezed from a capsule) on the wound 1-2 times a day for a few weeks can help. Also, Mederma can help reduce scarring but is much more expensive than vit e oil. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unilateral sunken cheek?

Panniculitis, SSS: You may have an inflammatory condition in which the buccal fat pad resorbs or possibly silent sinus syndrome. A prompt evaluation and Imaging are necessary. ...Read more

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Sunken cheek due to tooth extraction. Advice?

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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My temple has sunken looks like my upper cheek bone sticking out what could it be?

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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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?

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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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

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, (dermal fillers) 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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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

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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Tight neck and shoulders, discomfort in jaw, uneven neck muscles, facial muscle wasting, sunken in around right side of nose and cheek. Uneven shoulde?

Tight neck and shoulders, discomfort in jaw, uneven neck muscles, facial muscle wasting, sunken in around right side of nose and cheek. Uneven shoulde?

Muscle pain: and the other symptoms you mention need to be evaluated by your doctor. He/she may refer you to a specialist. May be anything from tension to a neurological issue. May need physical therapy, meds, etc. Biofeedback and/or clinical hypnosis may help (See asch.net for referrals). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Soft spot feels sunken in when holding 6w girl upright not when lying down. Veins on head look visible and feel dented or deep cut. Are these normal?

Soft spot feels sunken in when holding 6w girl upright not when lying down.  Veins on head look visible and feel dented or deep cut. Are these normal?

Probably. : It's normal for the soft spot to flatten, sink and bulge depending on positioning, crying and hydration status. And infants do normally have visible scalp veins. What matters is how is the baby acting? Feeding ok? Sleeping ok? Irritable? Fever? If other issues, contact your pediatrician. ...Read more

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One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?

One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?

See dermatologist: Your strawberry mark may be infected and swollen. Consult your primary doctor .alopecia is different condition and its cause usually not known .Best is talk to dermatologist about your problem for alopecia if he has some suggestion to prevent spreading of alopecia . ...Read more

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Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago?started phentermine diet & Alopecia Ariotaon head

Are sunken veins on forehead normal after having baby 6 months ago and completed nursing 1 month ago?started phentermine diet & Alopecia
Ariotaon head

Nothing to worry : Sunken veins on forehead may be normal and there is nothing to worry about.But at the next Appontment with your doctors let them look at it to find out if anything needs to be done about it ...Read more

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How can you fill out sunken cheeks?

Why are they sunken?: Is it weight loss? Is it tooth loss? If it is tooth loss, consider tooth replacement, as in implants bridges or last choice removable prosthesis. ...Read more

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Would having all 8 rear molars extracted over the past few years cause my cheeks to appear sunken in?

Would having all 8 rear molars extracted over the past few years cause my cheeks to appear sunken in?

It May: The molars, if removed with some jaw surgery involved, may affect the facial symmetry, especially if thin in appearance to begin with. Follow-up with the surgeon for definitive answer and eval. ...Read more

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I woke up with my face feeling odd I noticed my cheeks looked weird I have a portion that is swollen and my skin is sunken in on top and bottum ?

I woke  up with my face feeling odd  I noticed my cheeks looked weird  I have a portion  that is swollen and my skin is sunken in on top and bottum ?

Office visit: I don't have a clear picture, but on the off chance that this is angioedema or something worse, a physician's office visit is indicated if it's not gone in a few hours, or if it recurs. ...Read more

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Since my early 20's i've been struggling with this problem with my cheeks(face area)they appear sunken in and it's really bothering me because it seems i get judged on a daily basis on how i look and when i'm tired i look even worse,can i fix them?

Since my early 20's i've been struggling with this problem with my cheeks(face area)they appear sunken in and it's really bothering me because it seems i get judged on a daily basis on how i look and when i'm tired i look even worse,can i fix them?

Facial appearance: Overall weight gain may help - but I wouldn't strive for that if you are a healthy weight. Although I am not encouraging plastic surgery - fat grafting, implants, injections are possible options. ...Read more

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Can bone on bone TMJ cause cause cheeks to look sunken in?

Can bone on bone TMJ cause cause cheeks to look sunken in?

Unlikely: Unlikely unless due to chronic pain, you've lost weight. If no weight loss, not likely. ...Read more

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Can my cheeks be sunken in due to a high arched palate?

Not related: See a dermatologist for consultation and conservative treatment options. ...Read more

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Sinus infection 2 mos ago didn't quite go away with meds. Little better still blocked up, why do both cheeks under cheekbone appear sunken in now?

Sinus infection 2 mos ago didn't quite go away with meds. Little better still blocked up, why do both cheeks under cheekbone appear sunken in now?

Sunken cheeks: It sounds like it's not that the area below your cheekbones are sunken (this would be quite unusual) but maybe that your cheekbones and above, in the area around your eye, may be swollen giving you this appearance. I would return to see your doctor or an ENT to confirm the persistence of your sinus infection. ...Read more

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My cheeks and eyes have sunken, although I am of 74 kg and having a BMI of 22.5.What could be the reason and possible non medical remedies.

My cheeks and eyes have sunken, although I am of 74 kg and having a BMI of 22.5.What could be the reason and possible  non medical remedies.

Many possibilities: You may be stressed, anxious, depressed, lacking sleep, dehydrated etc.
If you are losing weight and losing appetite, have a thorough blood work from your dr.
Take some multivitamins and drink lots of liquids.
God bless you! ...Read more

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I used neutrogena skin firming cream one time and my face has sunken in! my skin pulled tight, eyes and cheeks hollow. How long will this last?

I used neutrogena skin firming cream one time and my face has sunken in! my skin pulled tight, eyes and cheeks hollow. How long will this last?

Usually a few days: The effects of skin tightening creams are normally temporary, lasting from one to a few days. For such an unusual reaction as you describe, no one can say. Wash it off, and go see your doctor. Be sure to take before and after pictures with you so your doctor can see the full effect you ascribe to the skin cream. Also, take your actual bottle of skin cream with you. ...Read more

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Age 21, weight 52 kg, height 5ft6in. I am a skinny boy with sunken eyes and cheeks. Any tip or advice to gain wt. , ht. And eyes n cheeks remedy.

Need a checkup: First, see your physician and get a checkup. The fatigue may reflect a medical problem that needs to be treated. If all is well medically, it is important that your diet is adequate and contains not only enough calories, but enough protein. Exercise is also helpful. But, first, make sure that all is well medically ...Read more