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Cheek augmentation

High cheek bones are considered glamorous and women are expert at highlighting their cheekbones with the skilled application of makeup. Male cheekbones are wider than female cheekbones but often this is not apparent because the male jaw is wider. The female eye socket is rounder than in the male and the highest point of the female cheekbone is relatively lower than in the male. The female face has more subcutaneous fat especially over the midface and all these differences in anatomy between the male and female face make the latter appear rounder and softer. Transwomen often request cheekbone augmentation. This is commonly achieved with the insertion of cheek implants, usually done from inside the mouth but the cheekbones can also be increased in size with an osteotomy and fat grafting.