Another effect of aging can be to your cheeks. Gravity may pull downward on the thicker part of your cheek (cheek pad), causing it to appear flat. Also the lower eyelid may appear to be pulled down, creating a sad or tired look.

A cheek lift elevates the fat pad in the cheek (called the malar fat pad), providing fullness to the eyes and cheeks, the deep line extend from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth(nasolabial folds) are soften by this procedure – leading to a refreshed, rejuvenated look. Results are more permanent than those offered by injectables, and recovery from a mid-face lift is quicker than a traditional face lift

Key facts about the cheek lift surgery

  • Hospital or an in –office procedure: It’s a hospital procedure 
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia.
  • Incisions: in the hair line in the temple area or through lower eyelid incision and sometimes another buccal incision. 
  • Length of procedure: 2-3 hours.
  • Length of hospital stay: 1  day. 
  • What to expect: Bruising (lasts for about 3 weeks); swelling (lasts about 4-6 weeks).
  • Discomfort: Moderate.
  • Long term result: usually 5 to 7 years.
  • You need someone to drive you home. 
  •  Pain medication and oral antibiotic will be prescribed for you.
  •  The cheek pad may look “overcorrected,” but, shortly after surgery, the cheek settles into a natural position. 
  • Stitches will be removed in 7 days. 

Midface Lift Before and After