If you have noticed that your cheeks are starting to sag slightly, you might consider getting a cheek lift. This cosmetic procedure improves the appearance of sagging cheeks and areas below the lower eyelids by adjusting the position of facial fat pads and muscles under the skin.
Cheek Lift Purpose
Over time, the structures that give your face its youthful shape can sag and change position, altering your complexion. A cheek lift is a surgical procedure designed to restore your face’s original shape, making your cheeks appear fuller and more youthful while reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds (smile lines) on either side of the nose.
Cheek Lift Procedure
Dr. Schalit begins your cheek lift procedure by making an incision along the hairline near the temple. He then inserts sutures (stitches) into the fat pads under the cheek to pull them into a more desirable, youthful position. Depending on your needs, the procedure may also require changing the position of underlying facial muscle, priming them to support new fat pad positions long-term.
During the procedure, Dr. Schalit may use an endoscope to peer into the cheek cavity and assess your individual requirements. He may recommend combining a cheek lift with other cosmetic interventions, such as a facelift.
Cheek Lift Recovery
Because a cheek lift is a surgical intervention, recovery typically takes between two and three weeks. The majority of patients are able to resume their regular activities after a week or so.
During recovery, you should take any pain or anti-inflammatory medications Dr. Schalit prescribes. You should also avoid any vigorous or strenuous physical activity for at least two weeks.
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Benefits of a Cheek Lift
The benefits of a cheek lift performed by Dr. Schalit – board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – include:
- Smoother under-eye area: A cheek lift targets the under-eye area directly, either through manipulation of facial muscles and changes in the position of cheek fat pads.
- Slimmer facial contours: Cheek lifts change the contours of your face, making your cheek outline look more youthful and beautiful.
- Fewer lines around the mouth: Cheek lifts can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the mouth, particularly the nasolabial folds on either side of the nose.
- Improved cheek shape: Cheek lifts can reduce sagging and pull cheeks back into their former position, making you look younger and revitalized.
Am I a Candidate for a Cheek Lift?
If you notice significant sagging of your cheeks, deep furrows on either side of your nose, or sagging eyelids, you could be a good candidate for a cheek lift. Ideally, patients should be non-smokers and in good health overall. You should also have realistic expectations of how a cheek lift will change your appearance. Results may be subtle.
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Take the Next Step
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) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.