Also known as a midface lift, a cheek lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the cheeks, reducing wrinkles, nasolabial folds (smile lines) and sagging cheeks. A cheek lift will give you long-lasting results and a rejuvenated look that reflects your youthful spirit.
What is a Cheek Lift?
With age, skin loses its elasticity and firmness, and gravity begins to pull the underlying muscles and fat downwards. This causes your cheeks to sag, resulting in lines and wrinkles around your mouth. During a cheek lift, these areas are lifted, smoothing out wrinkles and smile lines and giving you a fresh-faced look. Benefits of a cheek lift include:
- Addresses early signs of aging with a minimally invasive procedure
- Shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift
- Long-lasting results that last up to 10 years or more
Your Cheek Lift Procedure
During your initial consultation, Dr. Sofonio will examine your face and go over your aesthetic concerns and goals with you. This will allow him to determine whether a cheek lift is the best option for you.
General anesthesia is typically administered during a cheek lift procedure. The surgery typically takes about two hours, during which Dr. Sofonio will make small incisions near your hairline and lift the skin, fat pads and muscles in your cheeks. You will be able to go home on the same day as your surgery, but you will need another adult to drive you home.
Recovery After a Cheek Lift
Dr. Sofonio will give you detailed instructions to follow during your recovery time. For the first day or two, you will experience some swelling and bruising. Ice packs may be helpful to ease any pain and reduce swelling. You should be able to return to your regular daily activities and work after about a week, and full recovery typically takes between a week and 10 days.
Your Results – A Younger, More Attractive Look
You will be able to see improvements immediately, and your full results will be visible once any swelling subsides. Your cheeks may seem too high at first, but they will settle during the healing process and will then appear natural. Your improved look can last for ten years or even longer.
Why Choose Dr. Sofonio for Your Cheek Lift?
As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sofonio has all the knowledge, technical expertise and skill needed to achieve natural-looking, beautiful results. He has a high level of integrity as a surgeon and will only perform a surgery that he believes is the best choice for you and that will achieve the best results possible. Dr. Sofonio and his team at Sofonio Aesthetics strive to exceed your expectations and help you live a happier, more confident life. Known for his exceptional level of care, many of Dr. Sofonio’s patients come to him through word of mouth, recommended by friends, family members and colleagues.