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Reclaim Your Chiseled Look: Facelift Surgery – The Answer to Gaunt Cheeks! 

Feeling like gravity is winning the battle against your youthful contours?  Hollow cheeks and a sagging jawline can leave you looking older than you feel.  But don’t despair! Gaunt cheek rejuvenation offers a chance to reclaim a well-defined, youthful face structure. This facelift surgery can effectively address the underlying causes of gaunt cheeks, providing a thorough solution for those seeking to revive their facial features.

So, get ready to rediscover your facial confidence and embrace a naturally sculpted appearance.

What is a Gaunt Face?

Throughout life, our faces undergo numerous changes, with one particularly distressing change being the development of a gaunt appearance. This condition, marked by a thin, bony, and often unhealthy look, is commonly linked to ageing or underlying health issues leading to gaunt or sunken cheeks.

A gaunt face is characterised by the loss of subcutaneous fat, the layer beneath the skin that provides plumpness. As we age, this fat layer diminishes, making the facial skeleton more pronounced. People with gaunt faces exhibit sagging cheeks with deeper lines around the nose and mouth area, more prominent jowls, and rougher-looking skin.

What causes Gaunt Face?

Hollow or sunken cheeks are a natural side effect of ageing. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, a crucial protein that supports the skin’s structure. The reduction in collagen leads to wrinkling, dullness, and sagging skin.

Additionally, the body loses subcutaneous fat, the layer of fat beneath the skin that gives cheeks their plumpness. Age-related bone loss further contributes to a sunken appearance in the midface.

Other factors that can cause sunken cheeks include:

  • Diet: Malnutrition and excessive fat loss
  • Underlying illnesses and health conditions: Conditions such as Vascular EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), tuberculosis, lipoatrophy, and eating disorders
  • Lifestyle habits: Heavy smoking, extreme exercise, and lack of sleep

What does a Gaunt Face look like?

To help you better understand and identify this sunken cheeks condition, we will outline some key symptoms and explain why they occur.

Facial Features

A gaunt face is characterised by a noticeable loss of volume in the cheeks, resulting in hollow cheeks. The cheekbones become very prominent and easily visible. Additionally, a gaunt face often features sunken eyes with dark under-eye circles, a well-defined jawline, and a distinctly outlined chin, often accompanied by loose skin underneath.


The skin on a gaunt face tends to be ashy, dry, and thin, with a noticeable lack of elasticity. This can lead to jowls or sagging skin below the jawline. The face also appears more wrinkled, particularly around the mouth, giving an overall impression of unhealthiness.

How to get rid of Gaunt Face?

Gaunt Face treatment through Facelift Surgery aims to rejuvenate the skin and provide support to the underlying structures to restore volume.

The best treatment plan will depend on your individual needs and aesthetic goals. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Faisal Salim, may recommend a Facelift Surgery along with a blend of treatments for optimal results.

What is a Facelift Surgery?

A Facelift surgery is a cosmetic reconstructing surgical procedure that aims at creating a more youthful appearance by reducing sagging skin. Traditionally, it has been the preferred treatment for addressing the loss of fullness in the midface area. The procedure entails removing excess skin as well as tightening the underlying tissues, which helps to diminish signs of aging. Additionally, this technique can restore a lifted and more rounded contour to the cheek region.

Facelift can be customized according to individualistic goals with the help of the following procedures:

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting involves injecting fat into the face to achieve facial rejuvenation. In this facelift procedure, the surgeon extracts fat from a donor site, typically the hips, thighs, or midsection, using liposuction. The fat is then processed in a centrifuge and placed into syringes for facial contouring. Fat transfer results are long-lasting, often up to three years, though the liposuction portion requires a few days of downtime.

Biostimulating Agents

For those seeking treatments with no downtime, biostimulating agents like Sculptra and Radiesse are excellent options for rejuvenating sunken cheeks. These agents stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastic fibres, which help to fill in depressed areas and tighten the skin.

Our cosmetic surgeon will carefully consider your specific concerns and goals to decide the most ideal procedure for you.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular treatment process for addressing sunken cheeks. These fillers typically contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in keeping the skin plump and hydrated.

Our surgeon may use dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane, as well as RHA hyaluronic acid fillers, which are effective for treating this area. He will discuss the benefits of each hyaluronic acid filler with you to help determine the best option for your specific needs.

These fillers can also bring down the appearance of nasolabial folds and smile lines around the mouth that result from volume loss. Fillers may be added along the cheek to lift the midface and directly in the facial folds for enhanced improvement.

Dr Faisal will customise your treatment to ensure the most natural results, regardless of your concerns. This non-surgical cheek enhancement option is ideal for those seeking a quick and straightforward treatment.

Looking for expert care and natural-looking results? Schedule an appointment today with Dr Faisal Salim and find precise Facelift reconstructive procedures for your Gaunt Face.


What factors should I consider when deciding if facelift surgery is right for rejuvenating my gaunt cheeks?

Factors to consider include your overall health, desired outcome, willingness to undergo surgery, and consultation with a qualified surgeon to assess candidacy and discuss expectations.

How long does it take to recover from facelift surgery, and what can I expect during the recovery process?

Recovery time varies, but generally, patients can expect 1-2 weeks for initial healing and several weeks for swelling and bruising to subside. During recovery, you’ll follow post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon.

Will facelift surgery for gaunt cheeks provide permanent results, or will additional treatments be necessary in the future?

Facelift surgery can provide long-lasting results, but it doesn’t stop the aging process entirely. Additional treatments may be desired in the future to maintain optimal results as natural ageing continues.

Are there any potential risks or complications regarding facelift surgery for gaunt cheeks rejuvenation?

Risks and complications may include bleeding, infection, scarring, nerve injury, asymmetry, and dissatisfaction with results. It’s essential to discuss these potential risks with your surgeon before

Patient Testimonials

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Aadel Hameed
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thuy lan pham
thuy lan pham
I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Faisal recently and can confidently say he is one of the best doctors I have ever had. he is incredibly knowledgeable and provides incredibly thorough explanations, treatment plan. and never rushes me through an appointment. In addition, He is genuinely concerned about my wellbeing. I highly recommend Dr. Faisal for anyone searching for an amazing doctor.
Obaid Qahash
Obaid Qahash
I highly recommend Dr Faisal to anyone thinking of undergoing surgery. I had a few consultations with other Drs but instantly i had a really good feeling when discussing everything with Dr Faisal. He really took the time to listen and understand exactly what I wanted to achieve. He reassured all the way through the process and made me feel so at ease. I had done extensive research (15 years) before I decided to do the surgery of Breast Augmentation. Dubai can be a minefield trying to find the right surgeon but he came highly recommended from many people and I now know why. I’m so happy with my results.
Sophia Adams
Sophia Adams
I had the best experience with Dr.Faisal for my 360 lypo surgery. Starting from my very first consultation in which he was very welcoming and open to listening to what I was looking to achieve. He really took my case with all care and professionalism, and I couldn’t be happier with what we achieved. Beyond his professional capabilities, his after care and support post operation has been second to none. I highly recommend Dr.Faisal to anyone who is looking to do any cosmetic work- minor or major in Dubai, there is no need to travel abroad looking for better doctors or prices ..etc. Dr.Faisal’s procedure and care have been the utmost best in class.
M. E.
M. E.
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Essa Hezek
Essa Hezek
I am 27 yrs old and I had a desire of getting larger and proportionate breasts since my younger age. When I researched surgeons and was looking through many, many galleries of results, I wasn’t impressed by almost any of the doctor's work. After a long search, I came across the website of Dr. Faisal Salim, read his reviews, and looked at his results. I was so happy and just knew i had to do a consultation with him! I spoke with his clinic first on the phone and she gave me so much information even before booking a consultation with a doctor. From the first tele conversation, I was so impressed, and comfortable and felt that they cared about me as a patient. I went to my consultation where he explained every part of the procedure and answered all my questions. As we have a family history of breast cancer, Dr Faisal referred me to do an ultrasound mammogram, along with a health screening and tests to check i was a proper candidate for surgery. When I was cleared I had my surgery in October 2021, and have had many checkups with Dr. Faisal since he is very involved and wanting to make sure i have the best results. He and his team are better than I could have imagined. I have had a lot of friends, and even strangers ask me to know my doctor's name because they are wondering about my result. I recommend him to every female out there wanting the Best Results!!!
Emma Fernandez
Emma Fernandez
I am very grateful to Dr. Faisal Salim for helping me to get rid of my post-pregnancy and post-delivery tummy weight. He explained the procedure to me very clearly and was very patient in doing so. I have been able to look like my old self again, all thanks to Dr. Faisal Salim. Thank you, Dr. Faisal Salim!!!
Kayla Heyden
Kayla Heyden
I would highly recommend anyone anyone who is thinking about Breast augmentation in the UAE to consult with Dr. Faisal Salim. The whole experience from start to finish has been highly professional and he truly listens to the outcome you want and advises appropriately based on his many years of experience. He also has an extremely supportive team and a good communication system which means you are still supported and reviewed weeks after the procedure. If you are thinking about having this procedure done, go and consult with Dr. Faisal. He will give you a good overview of the procedure so you can make the best decision for you and your body.
Adrena Haidel
Adrena Haidel
I had been thinking about getting a tummy tuck for years but I was so afraid of doing it. I had been searching for various surgeons because I knew it is an extensive surgery. But when I met Dr. Faisal Salim, I just knew he was the one I was searching for. After my first consultation with him, I got a confidence of doing tummy tuck surgery. It has been 6 months since my procedure and the result is amazing. He and his staff were welcoming, friendly, attentive and answered to all my questions in a positive way. I had a wonderful experience at his clinic, and his staffs were more caring. Thank you for your entire support and caring you had given me during my days in your clinic
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