The midface or cheek lift is an endoscopic procedure that can lift sagging cheeks, smooth out furrows around the nose and tighten the corners of your lips. This procedure is sometimes used in combination with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty (lower eyelid lift) to give fullness to the cheek and smooth the tear trough beneath the eyes. In some patients, an implant can be used in the area beneath the cheek to give a volume lift at the same time. This can be a permanent improvement! This procedure is designed for specific problem areas that would be addressed at the time of your consultation with us here at the Sandel Duggal Center for Plastic Surgery.
Before & After
Specific surgical techniques
Because this is an endoscopic procedure, it is minimally invasive and requires only small incisions inside the mouth or in the hairline at your temples. A tiny fiber optic lens is inserted through the incisions. The tissues in the mid-cheek area is repositioned and the sagging skin is tightened over the cheekbones. If an implant is used, this is placed in a small pocket down onto the bone of the cheek. This allows volume restoration and a permanent correction in the area.
The surgery is performed here at West Annapolis Surgery Center, our state-0f-the-art facility on the third floor of our center. It is done under a light general anesthesia and takes less than an hour. You would go home the same day or elect to stay the night is our overnight suites, an many out of town patients do.
After the surgery
Because the incisions are tiny and hidden, you will see very little visible scarring. You should experience very little discomfort, though some swelling is inevitable. Recovery time will be minimal and typically patients are back out socially after 7 days. A little makeup may be need if any bruising is still present.