How to Fix Sagging Cheeks

Written by Dr. Allan Wulc
On May 09, 2024

Sagging cheeks can be a source of frustration, impacting both appearance and self-confidence. Fortunately, there are options available to help restore youthful contours to your face—whether you’re seeking natural remedies or considering cosmetic treatments. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about fixing sagging cheeks, from identifying the issue to exploring various treatment options.

Do I Have Saggy Cheeks?

Before diving into treatment options, it’s important to determine if you indeed have sagging cheeks. Lie down flat on your back and look at yourself with a mirror. Does your face look smoother and younger since your cheeks are being pulled back by gravity?

Are there noticeable signs of volume loss or laxity? Sagging cheeks often result from ligaments stretching and fat pads sinking, contributing to a tired or aged appearance.

If you said “yes” to either example, you probably have sagging cheeks.


How to Hide Saggy Cheeks Naturally

While cosmetic treatments offer effective solutions, there are natural ways to conceal sagging cheeks and enhance your appearance, too:


Strategic makeup application can work wonders in creating the illusion of lifted cheeks. Apply blush in a way that accentuates the cheekbones, providing a subtle lift to the face. Experiment with different techniques until you find what works best for you.

Certain Hairstyles

Believe it or not, your hairstyle can also influence the perception of sagging cheeks. Opt for a tight ponytail if your hair is long enough, as it can create a subtle lifting effect. Alternatively, consider hairstyles that frame the face and draw attention away from areas of concern.

Cosmetic Treatments for Sagging Cheeks

If natural remedies fall short of your expectations, cosmetic treatments offer more definitive solutions to address sagging cheeks.


Fillers are an initial option for rejuvenating sagging cheeks, providing immediate volume and lift. However, it’s essential to monitor the progression of sagging over time, as excessive filler can exacerbate the issue. Work with a skilled practitioner to determine the appropriate dosage and placement for optimal results.

Thread Lifts

Thread lifts offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery, lifting sagging tissues using dissolvable threads. While thread lifts provide temporary improvement, the duration of benefit is relatively short-lived compared to other options. Additionally, some individuals may experience discomfort or complications associated with the procedure.

Midface Lift (WNatural Lift)

For longer-lasting results, consider a midface lift. For especially subtle, natural-looking results, learn more about the WNatural Micromidfacelift™ at W Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia. This innovative technique involves small incisions hidden within the hairline, minimizing visible scarring. By addressing sagging cheeks at a deeper level, the WNatural Lift provides significant and enduring rejuvenation with minimal downtime.


A facelift, particularly a deep plane facelift, can effectively elevate sagging cheeks by resetting underlying tissues and ligaments. This approach offers comprehensive rejuvenation, targeting multiple areas of concern for a more youthful appearance.

Find Your Solution to Sagging Cheeks

Sagging cheeks don’t need to be a source of distress. Whether you opt for natural remedies or seek professional intervention, there are solutions available to help you achieve a rejuvenated and confident look. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wulc at W Cosmetic Surgery today to explore your options and embark on your journey to beautifully lifted cheeks.

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