Losing fat in areas of the face such as around the eyes, cheeks, and temples is often a natural part of the aging process. With aging, the density of fat and bones breaks down. This can be worsened through certain lifestyle changes, conditions, and medical treatments. Not every person will experience facial hollowing with age, but for those that do, some causes of facial hollowing include: 

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aging
  • Certain medications or treatments 
  • Lack of proper nutrition or disordered eating
  • Weight loss or frequent weight fluctuations
  • Smoking
  • Allergies
  • Sun damage

There are many surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can restore fat lost in the face. Two of the most popular include dermal fillers and fat transfer to the face. Both of these use injected materials to add volume to specific areas of the face for a more youthful look. Facial implants may also be an option. 

At a consultation, Dr. Santos can examine how aging has affected your face and features to determine what options are available. He may also be able to determine the specific causes of your facial hollowing. As a facial plastic surgery expert, Dr. Santos understands the most modern techniques to achieve a younger looking and fuller facial appearance.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. David Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.