Due to aging-related loss of facial fat, the cheekbone and chin can gradually come to look protruded or too obvious. The problem, however, is not with these bones but rather loss and sagging of surrounding soft tissues.
To properly address the change, volume must be restored to the area of the temple located above the cheek and to the the area overlying the lower cheek and upper jaw.
Options for soft tissue volume augmentation include injection of commercial fillers and autologous microfat grafting of liposuctioned fat.
Neither offers a permanent fix although both can be long lasting.