Similarly to the deep plane face and neck lift, Dr. Abi Akl’s cheek lifts are like no other, aiming to reposition the cheeks back on the cheekbones providing a younger, and more pleasant appearance. This procedure can vertically lift and restore cheeks where volume has been lost or descended. It also softens deep lines around the nose and mouth. Often the fatty tissue that was once within your cheeks will rotate towards your nose or mouth, which causes deeper nasolabial creases and can pull down the lower eyelid tissue.
A cheek lift differs from a traditional facelift surgery. A cheek lift aims to restore the volume and curves of the cheeks for a fuller, more youthful appearance. Cheek lift procedure can also be performed along with buccal fat removal in case of heavy or poorly defined cheeks.
This procedure takes around 2 hours, and it can be done under local or intravenous sedation anesthesia.
What is the recovery period?
You should expect swelling and bruising for a week as it will start to improve gradually over the next 2 to 3 weeks. The stitches are removed in 5 to 7 days and you can go back to work in 2 weeks.