Lifted, sculpted cheeks are often a sign of youth and a rejuvenated profile. Unfortunately, the cheeks can be one of the first places to experience sagging and a loss of volume as time goes on. As this occurs, the midface can flatten and lose its sculpted shape. Although fillers can be an effective option, some patients can benefit from a surgical lift with Dr. DiFrancesco.
A cheek lift, sometimes called the midface lift, addresses the cheeks and surrounding area. Sometimes, a traditional facelift does not address this area, meaning it can be beneficial when paired with other facial rejuvenation options like a facelift or eyelid surgery. When performed on its own, it offers the benefits of a rejuvenated cheek profile and lesser downtime than other surgical options.
The cheek lift is best for patients with beginning signs of aging (sagging, flatness, loss of volume) in the cheeks and midface. Most patients opting for a cheek lift have tried dermal filler treatments and are looking for long-term results. It’s important that you be in good health and able to undergo surgery, so Dr. DiFrancesco will go over your health history during a consultation. She can also recommend additional surgical techniques to enhance your results.
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This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. DiFrancesco will perform the appropriate incision and reposition the fat pad over the cheek bone using surgical techniques. Additionally, a traditional facelift, mini facelift, or eyelid surgery can be performed within the same surgical session. Once the ideal changes are made, the incisions will be closed. After a brief monitoring period, you can return home.
The cheek lift comes with less downtime than a traditional facelift. You can expect to take a few days away from work or social engagements, and you should avoid heavy activity for the first six weeks. You’ll likely experience some swelling and discomfort, but this can be easily managed with prescribed medications. To avoid further swelling, it’s important to sleep with your head elevated. If you opt for additional procedures at the same time as your cheek lift, Dr. DiFrancesco will ensure you have the appropriate aftercare steps to follow.
The cheek lift can be an excellent way to restore the profile and sculpt the midface with long-term results. To get started on discussing your options, contact our Atlanta office to schedule a consultation with Dr. DiFrancesco. We invite you to call or fill out our online form.