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How Is a Cheek Lift Performed?

Aug 23, 2022 | The Clinic London

Mid facelifts are procedures that put your cheek tissues back to their natural position.
Mid facelifts are procedures that put your cheek tissues back to their natural position.

A cheek lift surgery is also known as a mid face lift. This procedure addresses one of the earliest signs of ageing, which is sagging cheeks. It also deals with the sagging found around the cheeks.

But how exactly is a cheek lift surgery performed?

In this article, I will discuss how much the lift usually costs and how it is usually performed. I will also answer commonly asked questions about the treatment.

How much does a cheek lift cost?

The cost of this surgical treatment for the cheek area depends on many factors.

The cost of this surgical treatment for the cheek area depends on many factors.

Depending on the location and the cosmetic surgeon in the UK, a cheek lift can cost £5,000 to £10,000.

However, this is just a range. The actual cost depends on a lot of factors including your needs, goals, and the assessment of your doctor. It also depends on the type of facility used and post-care medications that you may need.

To know the exact cost of the cheek lift, consult a facial plastic surgeon first. You may book a consultation with Dr. Julian De Silva here.

You also have to take note that a cheek lift is a cosmetic treatment, so it’s not usually covered by insurance. This means that you have to pay out of your pocket.

On the bright side, this procedure helps gain your confidence and improve your performance especially if you are in the entertainment business. Hence, a cheek lift it’s an investment that will give you a lot of benefits in the long run.

How long does cheek lift last?

The treatment can lift soft tissue for a decade or more.
The treatment can lift soft tissue for a decade or more.

How long a cheek lift lasts depends on many factors. For one, it depends on how you maintain the results after the surgery. It also depends on your lifestyle and other health habits. For instance, if you are a generally healthy person and have a great skincare routine, the results of a cheek lift might last longer.

In general, the results of a cheek lift can last for 10 years or more. In many of my patients, cheek lift results can last for over 10 years. Some of them enjoy the results for up to a lifetime, specifically those who had cheek lift surgery later in life.

If you want the results to last longer, there are some things you can do. For one, you have to take care of your health. People who are healthy inside usually have healthy skin.

Second, you need to have a proper skincare routine. You have to use the right products that will help you maintain the results of the cheek lift.

Lastly, you need to sleep well and avoid stress. Stress can show up in your skin and this might affect the longevity of your cheek lift results.

What is a cheek lift?

This outpatient procedure deals with mid face sagging and restores your youthful contour.
This outpatient procedure deals with mid face sagging and restores your youthful contour.

For most patients, a traditional face lift cannot totally treat the upper cheek of the face, which frequently flattens, sags, and lengthens with age.

This is where a mid facelift comes in. By elevating the fat pads in the cheeks (also known as the malar fat pads), cheek lift surgery provides fullness to your cheeks and eyes. This results in a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. Moreover, the results of a mid facelift are more permanent than the results of non-surgical treatments such as cheek fillers.

In particular, a cheek lift reduces sagging on your cheeks. It also smoothens your nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines) on the sides of your mouth by removing excess skin. Adjusting the soft tissue of your cheeks to a higher position can also help fight the hollowing below your lower eyelid, which is another sign of the ageing process.

A cheek lift is frequently done with other facial cosmetic surgical procedures, such as blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, a neck lift, a brow and forehead lift, or rhinoplasty.

When done all together, these cosmetic procedures offer full facial rejuvenation. As a result, you will look more refreshed and younger. You can also enjoy the results of this full facial rejuvenation for a decade or more.

Because fat loss contributes a lot to midface ageing, an endotine midface lift is also frequently combined with cheek augmentation (via cheek fillers or cheek implants) or fat transfer to add volume.

Another benefit of an endotine midface lift or cheek lift is that you can recover faster from the procedure compared to a traditional facelift.

As you may well know, a checklist or midface lift is a surgical procedure. Hence, you should make sure that you consult reputable and experienced plastic surgeons like me, Dr. Julian De Silva. Doing so minimises the risk associated with the cosmetic procedure and ensures that you get the results you want. Doing so minimises the risk associated with the cosmetic procedure and ensures that you achieve the results you want.

Can you get your cheeks lifted via a midface lift?

This procedure is different from a traditional face lift.

This procedure is different from a traditional face lift.

Yes, you can get your cheeks lifted. You can do this via midface lift surgery.

During the side procedure, the cosmetic surgeon raises your cheek tissues back up where they’re supposed to be. By doing this, the tissues stay in place.

The process makes your skin smoother and gives you a more refreshed appearance. When combined with a lower eyelid lift, the cosmetic surgeon removes the loose skin in the lower eyelid first and the bulging fat. Then, the procedure raises your cheek tissues higher using the same incision used for the eyelid lift.

Moreover, during a cheek lift, fat it’s not removed that much. Instead, your cheek tissues are repositioned. By doing this, the line between your cheek and your lower eyelid decreases or goes away.

A checklist procedure is usually an outpatient one. At last for approximately three hours. However, the duration will go longer if a cheek lift is done with other cosmetic procedures.

Cheek Lift Surgery: What You Need to Know

This treatment can be done with other procedures like eyelid surgery.
This treatment can be done with other procedures like eyelid surgery.

If you see your cheeks are beginning to sag slightly, you can consider getting a cheek lift. This facial cosmetic treatment enhances the look of your saggy cheeks and the areas below your lower eyelids.

As time passes by, the structure of your face depletes. Its once youthful shape sags and changes position. This leads to a tired and old appearance.

This is where a mid facelift comes in. The procedure is designed to restore your face’s original shape by restoring volume to your cheeks and decreasing the appearance of smile lines.

Since this procedure is a surgical one, recovery usually takes between two and three weeks. However, patients can resume their regular activities after a week or so.

During recovery, you must avoid any vigorous or strenuous physical activity for at least two weeks. You should also take all of the medication and follow the aftercare guidelines that I will give.

Cheek and Midface Lift

This treatment enhances drooping cheeks and restores cheek volume.

This treatment enhances drooping cheeks and restores cheek volume.

Contrary to popular belief, a cheek and midface lift are not different from each other. The terms are used anonymously in the cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery industry.

So, if someone says that they want to get a midface lift, it means that they are considering having a cheek lift.

What are the pros and cons of a cheek lift procedure?

A cheek lift is a minimally invasive option to combat the ageing process.

Here are the pros and cons of a midface lift:

Pros of a Mid Facelift Procedure

1.Minimal Downtime

The treatment helps restore your youthful appearance with minimal downtime, which is shorter than recovering from a traditional facelift.

2.Long-Lasting Results

The results last for 10 years or more.

3.Easy and Convenient

A cheek lift is one of the fastest facial surgeries. It’s also one of the easiest to perform.

4.Fast Results

Most patients can see results a week after the said plastic surgery.

5.Longer than Fillers

The results of the said plastic surgery last longer than dermal fillers which usually last for a year.

6.Safe and Effective

When performed by a qualified and licensed cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Julian De Silva, a cheek lift is safe and effective.

7.Fights Ageing

The procedure combats one of the first signs of ageing, which is sagging cheeks.

8.Gives You Confidence

A cheek lift gives you the confidence and self-esteem that you need.

9.Helps With Your Work

The procedure helps with your career, especially if you are working in the entertainment industry.

Cons of a Mid Facelift Procedure

1.Surgical Treatment

The treatment requires you to go under the knife, which some patients don’t like.

2.Risks Involved

As with other cosmetic surgical procedures, the treatment involves risks such as numbness, swelling, bruising, and temporary hair loss.

3.Quack Doctors

Many affordable plastic surgeons offer cheek lifts because of the procedure’s popularity. However, treatments as such are usually not safe and ineffective. Tense, you must only work with an experienced and board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

Visit Julian de Silva – Facelift, London

Are you looking for a reputable, experienced, and board-certified cosmetic surgeon to perform your cheek lift? Look no more. I, Dr. Julian De Silva can help you.

Contact me now to start your journey to a more youthful appearance. As an alternative, you may visit my clinic at Harley Street, London.

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Dr. Julian De Silva is a renowned and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon based in Harley Street, London. With a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. De Silva is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Specialising in procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. 

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Specialist Facelift & Facial Surgeon in London

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specialises in three main procedures: Facelift and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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