Cheek augmentation improves feelings of facial attractiveness

Taub, A.F.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Jdd 11(9): 1077-1080


ISSN/ISBN: 1545-9616
PMID: 23135650
Document Number: 11396
Aesthetic fillers aim to rejuvenate the aging face, but the true end goal is to help patients feel better about their appearance. Cheek augmentation seems to elicit immediate recognition of an improved appearance. This study aims to quantify that impression. 10 women aged 40 to 60 years were not preselected but were the first 10 women willing to undergo the study who fit the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Prior to receiving the filler, participants were asked to rate on a visual analog scale (VAS) from 1 to 6 how they felt about their appearance. Each woman received 1.0 cc of hyaluronic acid filler (Perlane, Medicis Corporation, Phoenix, AZ) into each cheek. Two weeks later they returned for photos and to complete the same VAS scale. Seven of ten women felt 0.5 to 2 points better about their appearance as measured by their VAS responses. Cheek augmentation improves how a woman feels about her attractiveness.

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Cheek augmentation improves feelings of facial attractiveness