Softly rounded cheeks and high cheekbones are often sought-after for a youthful appearance with well-defined facial contours. But as we age, it’s common to lose facial volume in the cheeks. If your cheeks are flat or sagging, it may be time for a cheek lift!
What is a Cheek Lift (Mid-Face Lift)?
A cheek lift, also called a mid-face lift, is a cosmetic procedure that improves signs of aging in the cheeks and under-eye area. It can address facial volume loss, sagging, and under-eye bags. Patients often notice deflated cheeks that appear droopy and sunken as they age, which may exaggerate the appearance of bags under the eyes.
*Individual results may vary.
How Much is a Cheek Lift?
The cost of any cosmetic procedure varies based on several factors. Your geographic location and your surgeon’s experience are some of the primary factors to consider, but choosing a board-certified, reputable surgeon like Dr. Schalit is essential for optimal results. The average price range nationally for cheek lifts is approximately $6,000 to $8,000.
This is just an estimate, and the cost may also vary from person to person since Dr. Schalit customizes each procedure to the patient’s needs. Some patients may have a cheek lift performed simultaneously with other procedures, such as an eyelid lift or facelift, increasing the cost.
How Does a Midface Lift Work?
To perform a cheek lift, Dr. Schalit will make small incisions within your hairline in the temple area. He will then lift the fat pads in your cheeks to a more youthful position, restoring volume to the cheeks and reducing sagging and under-eye bags. A midface lift is an outpatient procedure performed with general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.
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Recovery and Results After a Cheek Lift
You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after the procedure. Dr. Schalit will give you aftercare instructions for keeping the incisions clean, using ice packs to reduce swelling, and managing any discomfort. Patients can typically resume work and regular activities in a week or two. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for approximately three weeks.
Though you’ll likely see some improvement immediately, optimal results from your surgery will become visible in two to three months as swelling subsides. You’ll see smoother, more youthful facial contours, with fuller cheeks, less drooping, and reduced under-eye bags. Some patients also see reduced nasolabial folds. The results of a cheek lift often last a decade or more.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Cheek Lift?
If facial volume loss and the effects of gravity and time have left you with deflated cheeks, you may benefit from a cheek lift. The procedure can also be helpful for nasolabial folds and under-eye bags. Ideal candidates for a cheek lift should be healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations. Dr. Schalit typically recommends the procedure for those with significant volume loss and sagging that can’t be corrected with dermal fillers alone.
I am one month post op from a mid-face/cheek lift, laser below my eyes to erase fine lines and lower blepharoplasty. My concern where: I was starting to get bags below the hollows of my eyes. I had deep smile lines around my mouth. I was starting to look tired. The pros- the results are better than I had expected. I have a beautiful contour to my face. It has improved my over all tone to my face. I do not even use foundation anymore! I use a fraction of the make-up I once used. I love my cheeks they look naturally high with out looking pulled. I no longer have the dark circles and hollows under my eyes and I still look like me.
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If you have further questions about cheek lifts, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 401-2734 or fill out our convenient online contact form.