What is a cheek lift?
Unlike the traditional facelift, which focuses on the improving the appearance of the jawline and neck, a mid-facelift addresses the cheeks, lower eyelid area, and nasolabial folds.
Why cheek lift?
If you’re looking for improvements in the cheek and lower eyelid area, a Mid-Face Lift or “Cheek Lift” may be the right procedure for you. As we age, the fullness of the cheek area starts to drop with gravity. This gives the cheek a hollow look and change the appearance of the lower eyelid and creates deep grooves around the mouth. While this area can be addressed by certain facelift techniques, some patients will benefit most from a directed mid-face lift.
Procedure and Results
The Mid Face lift is usually performed under anesthesia in the operating room. Our physicians perform the mid-facelift using an endoscopic technique through small incisions concealed within the hairline. The cheek tissue is lifted and repositioned to restore a more youthful appearance to this region.
As the mid-face lift is being performed, a lateral brow lift may also be performed simultaneously. As the soft tissue of the cheek is suspended to a more youthful position, the excess skin must be redistributed along the forehead and then into the hairline. Doing these procedures together allows a simultaneous rejuvenation of the cheek, the brow and the forehead.
Often the lower eyelids (lower blepharoplasty) are addressed at the time of surgery to produce the most harmonious and natural result. The procedure typically takes between 2-3 hours.
- Bandage Removal: 1 Day
- Suture Removal: 1 Week
- Return to Work: 2 Weeks
- 75% Visible Result: 2 Months
- 100% Visible Result: 6 Months