The earliest signs of aging show up in the mid-face area, an area from the corners of the mouth to the corners of the eye. The lid/cheek junction begins to drift downward, lengthening the height of the lower lid, and a drooping cheek will enhance the naso-labial fold. Frequently this occurs before the neck becomes lax. An aging face has more fullness along the jaw line and the face resembles the letter “A”, looking somewhat like an underinflated tire – a youthful face has the maximum fullness in the area of the midface, in over the cheekbones, and the face resembles the letter “V”. This condition can be improved with a midface lift as an isolated procedure or it can be performed in conjunction with a full facelift. You can get more benefits from midface lift surgery by combining it with blepharoplasty, fat transfer, laser facial resurfacing, or facial injections(Juvederm, Beauty injections, or Dysport). Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that will address your cosmetic goals. Call Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA, to learn more.
Cheek lift surgical technique
The cheek is pulled up to the desired position by suturing the fat pad. The nasolabial folds are tightened and smoothed as well as the vertical lines that run from the mouth and across the sides of the chin. It gives the face a more youthful appearance.
Cheek lift: what to expect
All cheek lift procedures are performed under deep sedation and local anesthesia or a light general at the accredited Orange County Plastic Surgery Center. The length of the surgery, if performed alone, will usually takes less than an hour. After surgery, patients will not be very bruised or swollen but the face will feel tight. The recovery following a cheek lift takes about 5-7 days. It is common for patients to feel anxious about how their face will appear. It will take 4 to 6 months or longer for the final results to appear.
Contour your cheek bones
If you’re suffering from sagging or thinning cheeks that have been affected by age or are the source of insecurity, then consider a cheek lift, or a mid facelift, today. Schedule a consult at one of our California locations today to allow us to help you address this concern and get you on the right track to your desired outcome.
Salisbury Plastic Surgery
”Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.J. C.
”My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!L. W.
”Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!M. G.