Karan Chopra™ M.D.

High Cheekbones vs
Low Cheekbones and
How to Enhance them


A person’s underlying facial structure, especially the malar bones, is seen as the cheekbones. The eyes are a good indicator of whether or not your malar bones are prominent, therefore someone with high cheekbones will have them close to the eyes. The malar bones that sit closer to the base of your nose are known as your lower cheekbones. If you have high cheekbones or low cheekbones, it doesn’t say anything about who you are. The form of your face is heavily influenced by your ethnic heritage and genetic makeup. High or low cheekbones, for example, are seen as indicators of traditional beauty in some cultures.

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Where Can I Find My Cheekbones?

Locating your malar bones is a simple process. Having a mirror and adequate lighting is all that’s required. In the mirror, with your face freshly washed and bare of makeup, rest your thumbs on the nub of cartilage that protrudes from above your ear canal (called the tragus). The next step is to put your index finger in your nose. With your thumb and index finger, slowly bring them together over your face. One can feel one’s cheekbone with a light touch. Take another look at your reflection. You have low cheekbones if your cheekbone meets the bottom of your nose. You have high cheekbones if this area is just below your eyes, close to where the bridge of your nose begins.

Types of Cheekbones

Malar bones, or cheekbones, are covered with the flesh of the human skull. The orbital rim is the slightly elevated bone at the base of the human eye socket. The zygomatic bone is the medical word for the two uneven bones that make up the cheeks. This malar bone joins the temporal, maxilla, and sphenoid bones as well as the frontal bone. The prominence and shape of your cheeks depend on your cheekbones, which can be found on the top and bottom of your face. When interpreting a person’s expression, the position of their cheekbones is essential.

High Cheekbones:

if a person’s cheekbones are prominent and sit over the orbital bone, they are said to have high cheekbones;

Low Cheekbones:

if your cheekbone sits below the bridge of your nose, you have a low cheekbone;

Uneven Cheekbones: 

if you have one very high cheekbone and one very low cheekbone, your face may look uneven;

Prominent Cheekbones

cheekbones that stand out are those that are sharply defined and ideally situated;

Protruding Cheekbones:

out of all the facial features, it’s the protruding cheekbones that stand out the most;.

Sunken or Flat Cheekbones

 this type of cheekbone occurs when there is not much tissue between the bone under your eyes and the lower jawbone.

High Cheekbones vs. Low Cheekbones

In general, the prominence of one’s cheekbones is not indicative of anything. But it has great significance in various nations and cultures. There are several Asian cultures that see prominent cheekbones as a sign of vitality and energy. High cheekbones are seen as indicators of bravery and dedication in Asia. Further, they believe that high cheekbones make a person more appealing.

According to the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, prominent cheekbones are a universally beautiful trait. The study also found that women with prominent cheekbones tend to have elevated estrogen levels. For this reason, women with prominent cheekbones are often seen as more desirable in different cultures. Also, your face’s symmetry is enhanced by prominent cheekbones.

Enhancing Your Cheekbones

How do you know if you possess high vs low cheekbones? Your bones define them. There are various ways to draw attention to your cheeks to make them seem elevated, we’ll look into make-up tactics, cheek filler, facelift surgery, and facial fat graft. If you dislike how your cheekbones look you can make use of cosmetic maneuvers to make them pop out.

Makeup tactics

You can achieve the illusion of a lifted cheekbone without undergoing a cosmetic treatment by making your face appear more narrow and concave. If you use a contouring brush or sponge to work on the positioning of shadows on the exact points on the face, can give the illusion of higher cheekbones by drawing attention to the apples of your cheeks. You may find a wide variety of how-to guides, including video demonstrations, on sites like YouTube.

Cheek implants

Cosmetic procedures such as cheek augmentation with implants are intended for those who wish to permanently alter their facial appearance. A silicone cheekbone implant is surgically inserted by making tiny incisions adjacent to your mouth. General anesthesia is required for this procedure, and the patient may experience some pain afterward. A week later, you might expect to feel soreness and distress and have a swollen face. The benefits of cheekbone implants are long-lasting. However, as is the case with any surgical procedure, there are potential complications that could occur in some cases.

 Dermal fillers

Facial fillers an injectable alternative for those who desire higher, more prominent cheekbones. Hyaluronic acid is frequently used to make the cheekbones look higher. The substance is absorbed by the body over time. Juvederm, Restylane, and Zyplast are just a few of the most well-known brands of dermal fillers. By injecting fillers into the subcutaneous tissue, the appearance of a more prominent cheekbone can be achieved temporarily. The results can last three to six months, depending from one patient to the other.

Surgical Solutions for Enhanced Cheekbones

With age comes a loss of collagen, which contributes to sagging skin and hollow cheeks. A number of techniques can be used to lift sagging cheeks.

Facelift Surgery

A facelift is an ideal way to get rid of the changes in your face that come with aging. Saggy cheeks can be corrected with the help of a facelift surgery. When the facelift surgery is performed, Dr. Chopra will create incisions and lift the skin and underlying tissues of the face to create the results you desire. After a facelift surgery, you will look rejuvenated and youthful, and the cheekbones will look better defined and prominent.

Facial Fat Transfer

With this method, unwanted fat is removed from one part of the body, purified and injected into the face. The most typical places for fat transfer injections are the cheekbones, under the eyes, and the nasolabial folds. The scarring from this procedure is minimal, and the results are natural. The best results from face fat grafting can be achieved by combining it with other rejuvenating treatments, so make sure to discuss your options with Dr. Chopra during the initial consultation.

FAQs about High Cheekbones vs Low Cheekbones

Are high cheekbones better than low cheekbones?

With regard to one’s side profile, high cheekbones are frequently regarded as one of the most desirable facial traits. The concept of beauty is very personal and open to wide interpretation. Good and bad cheekbones do not exist. Each and every face shape and style has its own unique allure. If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your cheekbones, you may want to consult a makeup artist about methods and tools for enhancing this feature. Temporary, low-cost cosmetic procedures exist, while permanent, high-priced ones are also available. Keep in mind that the prominence (or lack thereof) of your cheekbones is not necessarily indicative of your attractiveness.


Where do cheekbones start?

Your cheekbone is considered to be too low if it does not reach the middle of your nose. To have high cheekbones, this prominence must be directly under your eyes, near the top of your nose.


Do cheekbones get more defined with age?

Skin gets increasingly translucent and delicate as we age. Some of the cutaneous fat that normally lies beneath the skin can be lost as well. The cheek fat pads (malar pads) move forward and down. Facial bones may become more pronounced as a result of this sagging and subsequent loss of facial fat.


What makes cheekbones grow?

Thinner and less-volumetric skin, subcutaneous fat, and bones are inevitable consequences of aging. Expansion of the cheekbones is relatively rare. Facial asymmetry might develop if there is a decrease in volume in the cheeks. Fillers, fat grafting, a facelift, or any number of other cosmetic surgeries could be useful to you.


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