Hi Dr Lam!
I've watched your video about creating a balanced cheeks - it was very informative, thank you! I found the section about blending away the "stripe" of the lower cheek to be most interesting.
I'm curious to know if injecting fat or fillers to the cheek actually creates a mild cheek-lift? Compared to the Endotine midface-lift where (as you know) the fat pad is released and repositioned back to a more youthful position, how can a similar effect be achieved with adding volume?
In the instance where a person has heavy lower cheeks and a prominent nasiolabial fold, how do you add volume without making the person appear to be storing walnuts in their mouth & cheeks? (I refer to Fergie the pop singer - I understand if you cannot elaborate on this Dr Lam! However, to me, she appears to be filled in the cheek area, but it doesn't give her that "triangle effect". She looks distorted and overly full in the whole face).
Does the malar fat pad move down due to gravity over the years? Or does muscle lose tone too? Or is overall volume loss in the upper cheek responsible for making the sagging cheek pad look worse?
Thanks so much Dr Lam