About A Cheek Lift
Normal aging, gravity, sun exposure, and stresses of daily life can be seen in our faces. In all cases, the first sign of facial aging is that our cheeks drop down and inward. This is known as midface laxity.
A midface lift (commonly called a cheek lift) is a surgical cosmetic procedure that can elevate the sagging fat and muscles of the cheeks to help return the natural, youthful fullness to the area below the eyes.
This cosmetic surgery procedure helps to fill the groove between the cheeks and eyelids, which can be the source of dark circles. A cheek lift or midface lift is often done with a lower eyelid lift – blepharoplasty – or laser skin resurfacing around the eyes. Correcting both of the areas at the same time will ensure a smooth appearance both under the eyes and continuing down through the cheek area. The goal is to have no distinct difference between the eyelid and cheek area — just like when you were younger. The length of the lower eyelid appears to lengthen vertically as we get older, because the cheek fat pad drops down and inward with maturity and wisdom.
Cheek Lift Reviews
"Very pleased with my results - I'm so happy I chose dr cole for my surgery. I had a brow lift and cheek lift done last year and I love the results. Dr cole and his staff took great care of me through the whole process. No regrets whatsoever!"- V. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2017
"Fat Transfer Lumps to Nasal Folds & Tear Troughs Fixed! I Had Lower Bleph, Looked Hollow, Added FT & FT Ruined my Face - Atlanta - I HAD A ENDOSCOPIC CHEEK LIFT/ AND SEVERAL LASAR EYE RECONSTRUCTION PROCEEDURES TO EYES, NOT SURE OF THE EXACT NAMES, THAT IS WHY I PUT RECONSTRUCTIVE FACIAL SURGERY.I want people to know that I am still recovering, but as soon as I heal and get all my information together on all the procedures I had, I will post.If you have bad FT and would like to get it fixed, Harvey Chip Cole is the man to see, I had lumps, unevenness in my tear troughs, and nasal folds and my cheeks. I didn't think this nightmare could be fixed, but 3 weeks post, I have my almond shaped eyes back, no bags, no lumps, and nasal fold pulled up with an endoscopic cheek lift, or hidden, by pulling my cheek muscles up with a cheek lift, I look and feel amazing, I owe it all to Dr. Siddens, I waited a year in a half to see him and he referred me to Harvey Chip Cole, both wonderful, amazing men!!! God was on my side and I don't know how to thank them ENOUGH, except to tell and show what an amazing job was preformed on my face! My pics are on my phone and I will transfer them to my laptop as soon as I have time, I had to get the word out for all the ppl who are in the same BOAT I was in and feel a sense of desperation, don't give up!!! I waited 3 years to find the right person to get this fixed. FT CAN BE FIXED!!! Bedside manner, AMAZING!LOVE THE STAFF, NO RIF RAF, NICE & ACCOMADATING!ANSWER E-MAILS AND PHONES IMMEDIATELY!"- J. / RealSelf / Jun 27, 2016
For the cheek lift that we perform, small incisions are made in the scalp above the ears (no hair shaved) and inside the mouth. Using an endoscope for visualization, your own, natural cheek pads can be lifted and secured back onto the cheekbone using a device called an Endotine. The Endotine is a ribbon about the size of a small Q-tip, that is sutured so your cheek pad is located back on your cheek bone. It is invisible beneath the skin and usually absorbed within 6 months to one year after surgery.
Most patients are back to their normal routine within 1 to 2 weeks after a cheek lift. Swelling, bruising, and some numbness is part of the recovery process and will be alleviated over weeks to months, depending on each patient’s individualized rate of recovery. Sutures are absorbable and will usually fall out on their own after about one week.