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How to Lift Sagging Cheeks Without Surgery

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Are you bothered by sagging cheeks that make you look older than you feel? You’re not alone! Many people start to experience this natural sign of aging as early as 30. The good news is that there are ways to tackle cheek droopiness without going under the knife.

In this article, we’ll discuss everything from home remedies to non-invasive procedures to help you regain a youthful appearance.

What Causes Saggy Cheeks?

As we age, collagen production decreases, causing our skin to lose its firmness and elasticity.

Other factors like sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices can accelerate this process. The result? Saggy cheeks that can make us look tired or sad.


As we age, the fat pads that provide fullness to our cheeks begin to diminish, resulting in a sunken appearance. Cheek tissues and muscles weaken, and this natural aging process results in sagging cheeks.

In addition to our body’s aging processes, gravity takes its toll on our facial skin, gradually pulling it downward over the years.

Sun Damage

Sun exposure is a significant contributor to premature aging. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun break down collagen and elastin fibers, accelerating the sagging process. This is why wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is crucial in maintaining a youthful appearance.


Our genetic composition plays a substantial role in how our skin ages. Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to developing saggy cheeks at an earlier age due to their family’s skin type and aging patterns.


Unhealthy lifestyle choices, like smoking and excessive drinking, can also impact the condition of your skin. Smoking, in particular, reduces blood flow to the skin and damages collagen and elastin fibers, leading to premature aging.

Natural Remedies for Cheek Drooping

Natural remedies may not be as effective as cosmetic procedures, but they can still offer some reduction in cheek droopiness.

Face Exercises

Facial exercises can help tone the muscles underneath your skin, reducing sagging. Try exercises like cheek lifts, smiling widely, or blowing kisses. Regular practice can make a difference over time.


Eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and collagen-boosting nutrients can contribute to healthier skin. Foods like berries, fish, and vegetables can be particularly beneficial.

Facial Massage

Massaging your cheeks in an upward motion can stimulate blood circulation and promote collagen production. Use a moisturizer or facial oil to avoid tugging on your skin.

How to Get Rid of Saggy Cheeks Without Surgery

When natural remedies aren’t providing the results you want, you may want to explore more advanced options, like dermal fillers or EMFACE. Both of these treatment options provide impressive results without surgery.

Non Surgical Cheek Lift Options

Dermal Fillers

Injectable fillers like hyaluronic acid injections can restore volume and lift sagging cheeks. This minimally invasive treatment provides immediate results with little to no downtime.


EMFACE is a groundbreaking non-surgical cheek lift procedure that harnesses the power of electromagnetic (EM) energy to stimulate muscle contractions and tighten the skin. This treatment option restores lost volume without the scars or recovery time of surgery.

This innovative technology has gained popularity among those looking for facial rejuvenation without the downtime or scars of surgery. It’s a quick and painless treatment that provides natural-looking results.

How Does EMFACE Work?

EMFACE employs high-frequency electromagnetic waves to target the muscles beneath your cheeks. By emitting these electromagnetic pulses, EMFACE induces involuntary muscle contractions, similar to an intense workout. These contractions work to strengthen and tone the underlying facial muscles, effectively lifting sagging cheeks.

Additionally, EMFACE stimulates collagen and elastin production within your skin. These two essential proteins play a pivotal role in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. As the treatment encourages your body to produce more collagen and elastin, you’ll notice improvements in skin tightness and texture.

Achieve Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin at CCSD

If you’re looking to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin, turn to the cosmetic experts at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.

Our practice delivers state-of-the-art technology combined with personalized care and patient-focused treatment. Our board-certified team will help you find the perfect treatment for your needs, whether that’s dermal fillers, EMFACE, or another non-invasive skin tightening option.

Call (312) 245-9965 to schedule an initial cosmetic consultation.

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