Cheek Lift


A cheek lift, AKA a mid-face lift, is a minimally invasive procedure designed to lift the cheek and mid-face region. A mid-facelift is most effectively done via incisions in the lower eyelid and behind the top lip. The procedure begins with the making of incisions hidden within the hairline at the temple. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon adjusts the fat and muscle tissue and then suture loops are placed through the incisions under the skin of the mid-face. This is done to elevate the cheek fat pads. The tissue is then held in place by a suspension or stitches placed in the incision in the hair at the temples.

A cheek lift is tailored to the patient's needs and anatomy. Patients with heaviness below the cheeks and hollowness beneath the eyes are good candidates. Patients that want a rejuvenated appearance to the cheeks are also good candidates. Patients should have realistic expectations regarding the procedure.

The typical cost for a cheek lift ranges from $3000-$10,000. The final cost depends on fees charged by the doctor or the surgical facility, any necessary medical tests, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The aim of the procedure is to restore a smooth and youthful look to the lower eyelids and cheeks. Healing typically takes one week to ten days. Patients are able to return to work and daily activities after a week. It is advised for patient to avoid strenuous activities for up to four weeks to ensure a full recovery and the best results. The results will last the rest of the patient's life. Although aging will continue after the surgery, the patient will always look better than they would have if the surgery wasn't performed.

Midface Lift

submitted on   Fri Dec, 04, 2015 by Richard Westreich, MD     
The mid-face is defined as the triangular area that sits between the highest point of the cheekbone and the central area of the cheek where it meets the nose and then down towards the nasolabial fold, like an inverted triangular1