Age being the most common factor promotes volume loss as our skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid the more we age. When this naturally occurring antiaging defense being reduced over time, our skin begins to lose elasticity and firmness, which results in volume loss.
Cheeks can appear sunken or saggy and make you look older than you are while the lips can become small and take away from your overall facial aesthetic. Some volume loss may not be caused by aging, you may simply be looking contour or accentuate areas of your face. Augmenting the cheeks to make them appear fuller or adding volume to the lips can improve your overall facial aesthetic and balance out your features.
As we age, the dynamic structure of our face inevitably changes. With the decreased production of collagen, hyaluronic acid as well as the effects of gravity over time, we begin to see the formation of lines and folds as well as an overall decrease in volume which can be most prevalent in the cheeks and under the eyes.
The ultimate desired proportions of the face have been suggested in great works of art by masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, who used divine proportions in all of his portrayals of beauty. An example of a living relic for these coveted proportions was the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. Of course we cannot all look like Marilyn but it is important to understand these dimensions as they are applied in achieving the desired results in the unique facial structure of each patient.