Get a Little Cheeky
Youthful beauty is characterized by high, full, sculpted cheeks. This beautiful facial contour is called an Ogee curve. However, gravity is always working on the facial tissues. As we become older, facial fat reserves also tend to degrade.
Decreasing cheek volume can throw off the face's natural balance and tone when combined with other signs of aging in the midface. A cheek lift, also known as a midface lift, can reverse the effects of time on your face by bringing back its youthful fullness and contours. Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Oculus Plastic Surgery, located in Atlanta, assists his global clientele regain their confidence and love looking in the mirror again.
Restore Natural Fullness
A subtle but powerful marker of a youthful face is what aesthetics professionals know as the Ogee curve, that is, the beautiful natural curve of the cheek when the face is viewed from a slight sideways angle. As time passes, this natural curve may begin to flatten out and lose definition. Natural aging, gravity, sun exposure, and even the stresses of daily life can cause our cheeks to droop or sag from lack of volume.
Dr. Chip Cole and the professionals at Oculus Plastic Surgery can perform cheek lift surgery in Atlanta, GA. A cheek lift (also known as a mid-facelift) is a cosmetic surgery that elevates the tissues of the cheeks to restore natural fullness. A cheek lift is often performed at the same time as a lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or laser skin resurfacing around the eyes for even more improved results. Correcting both areas at the same time will ensure a smooth appearance under the eyes and around the cheeks. To learn the details of this innovative procedure, we encourage you to call our anti-aging team. We can explain the process and help you get started with your cheek lift.
If you're unhappy with hollow cheeks or a tired appearance around your eyes and face, cheek lift surgery may be right for you. A consultation can help determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
During your appointment for a cheek lift Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Cole will review your medical history, lifestyle, and expectations. We also discuss your anatomy in-depth and answer any questions or concerns you may have. A cheek lift is suitable for adults who are beginning to show signs of aging, including:
Elevate Your Cheeks
Are you ready to reduce sagging cheeks and enhance your facial profile? At Oculus Plastic Surgery, we're excited to give you fuller cheeks and a refreshed appearance that should last for years. If you're ready to begin your journey, Dr. Chip Cole is here to help. Call our office in Atlanta, GA, to discover the benefits of cheek lift surgery and how we give our Global cheek lift patients amazing results at our home institute in Atlanta, GA.
Revitalize, Recontour, Reset
Oculus Plastic Surgery performs a cheek lift using small incisions in the scalp above your ears and inside the mouth. No hair needs to be shaved in the process. Dr. Cole uses an endoscope for visualization, then lifts and secures the natural cheek pads back onto the cheekbone using an absorbable device called an Endotine. The Endotine is a ribbon (about the size of a small Q-tip) sutured to the cheek pad located back on your cheekbone. It's invisible beneath the skin and usually absorbed within six months to one year after surgery. Dr. Cole also uses suture only techniques to recontour the cheek and brow tissues. All of the surgical access sites are hidden with no scars.
Youthful and Vibrant
A number of factors can affect how quickly you see the benefits of your cheek lift, but in general, you should start to see the full effect after around three weeks.
Although certain adverse effects, like bruising and swelling, may subside after two weeks, others, like numbness and stiffness, may last for several weeks afterward. If you carefully adhere to Dr. Cole’s post-cheeklift instructions, you may find that your recovery time is reduced. While some patients report seeing improvements as soon as ten days after their cheeklift, others say it can take up to three weeks. You should know that you may need up to a month to fully recover, depending on the extent of your procedure.
Most Atlanta cheek lift patients are back to their normal routine within one to two weeks after surgery. Swelling, bruising, and some numbness are all part of the recovery process but should be alleviated over the following weeks to months. Your recovery timeline will depend on the extent of your procedure. Sutures are absorbable and fully hidden and will usually fall out on their own after about one week. This advanced technique results in no scars.
While injectable fillers can produce fuller cheeks in the mid-face, this approach is temporary. Patients in Atlanta will need to get follow-up treatments every few months to a year. Cheek lift surgery is designed to last for years and requires only one procedure. Get dramatic results you'll love long-term!
Dr. Cole is dedicated to providing natural-looking outcomes that won't look "pulled" or fake. He achieves this by reshaping the contours of the cheekbones, jawline, and mid-face to match your facial structure. We can review your cosmetic goals for treatment during an initial assessment.
Not at all. We use incision methods to minimize visible scarring and strategically place incisions in areas where they are easily concealed. Oculus Plastic Surgery will also provide detailed recovery instructions so you can protect your new look. These include staying out of the sun and UV rays after surgery, for a minimum of 6 weeks.
The price of cheek lift surgery with Dr. Cole starts at $7,400. During your consultation, you will get a more specific quote for your individual surgery.
Schedule your consultation with Atlanta’s premier facial plastic surgeon
Learn what’s possible with some of the most advanced techniques in the field today. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will use his extensive knowledge and experience to recommend an optimally beneficial treatment plan tailored to you. At Oculus Plastic Surgery, our honest and patient-focused approach ensures that every patient can achieve their best outcome.