The cost of a cheek lift procedure varies according to the approach that is selected. Typically, pricing for a cheek lift starts at $5,999.
It can take up to two weeks to recover from a cheek lift.
The procedure takes approximately 60 minutes to perform, depending on the needs of the patient.
A cheek lift is often referred to as a mid-facelift. During the procedure, the surgeon lifts the cheeks to make them look fuller and younger. The procedure fixes problems such as sunken cheeks, loss of mid-face volume, jowls, loose skin, and reduces bags under the eyes.
Ideal candidates for the cheek lift procedure are in good health. These candidates also have:
● Lost definition or volume in the cheekbones.
● Displaced tissue and fat in the mid-face area.
● Loose skin that creates creases and wrinkles.
● Hollowing or bags under the eyes.
● Reasonable expectations.
If you are not a good candidate for a cheek lift, consider a non-surgical option at SpaMedica. Review SpaMedica’s non-surgical treatment options to find the right one for you.
More Youthful Cheek Definition
Repositioning the fat and tissue creates defined, youthful-looking cheeks. The results are quite noticeable and can take years off someone’s face.
Fine lines, creases, and wrinkles add years to one’s appearance. A cheek lift removes smile lines as well as wrinkles in the mid-face region. Patients have a refreshed appearance following the procedure.
Refreshes Area Underneath the Eyes
People with bags and hollowed out areas under the eyes look tired and worn out. A cheek lift refreshes this area, making people look awake and younger.
Patients can enjoy the results of a cheek lift for years. Dr. Mulholland will provide information to help patients maintain their youthful appearances.
Like every procedure, cheek lifts come with a small chance of potential complications. Selecting a highly experienced, trusted surgeon is paramount to minimize the likelihood of complications. The team at SpaMedica has years of experience performing cheek lifts and have not experienced the risks associated with the procedure:
Some patients experience numbness under the eyes and in the middle of the face following a cheek lift. This complication is temporary.
Hair Loss Along the Incision Line
Hair loss along the incision line is a possible complication. Dr. Mulholland will discuss this in detail during the consultation.
Infection is possible with any surgical procedure. Dr. Mulholland takes special precautions to mitigate this risk. Preventative antibiotics are provided.
Hematoma or Seroma
Patients might experience blood under the skin (hematoma) or fluid under the skin (seroma) after the surgery. Patients should contact SpaMedica if they experience this complication.
All complications are managed and corrected as part of your procedure fee.
Dr. Mulholland is one of Canada’s leading cosmetic plastic surgeons. He has practiced for more than two decades and performed more than 4,000 surgical procedures and is Canada’s most recognized and respected plastic surgeon. His experience, perfectionism, and results put patients at ease. Dr. Mulholland has also pioneered and created the suture suspension cheek lift and has taught his techniques to hundreds of surgeons around the world.
SpaMedica offers two types of cheek lifts. The option selected depends on the needs of the patient.
Open Cheek Lift
An open cheek lift is the traditional option. The surgeon makes incisions above the ear. The incisions are hidden in the hairline. Then, the cosmetic surgeon repositions the fat and removes excess skin. An open cheek lift is recommended for patients with advanced signs of ageing.
Endoscopic or Minimally invasive Suture Suspension Cheek Lift
Patients in need of a subtle correction can undergo an endoscopic cheek lift. The surgeon makes small incisions in the mouth and within the temporal hair to insert a camera and tools to complete the surgery. The surgeon looks at images from the camera and uses tools to reposition tissue. The surgeon does not remove excess skin with this technique, but re-suspends the cheek tissue.
Soft tissue dermal fillers or fat grafting can build up the cheeks.
Dr. Mulholland or Dr Bell will perform or oversee all cheek lift procedures at SpaMedica. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. After sedating the patient, Dr. Mulholland or Dr Bell will place incisions within the hair of the patient’s temple. Another small incision is made in the patient’s mouth, and the cheek fat pad is elevated. The surgeon repositions tissue and muscle to make the patient’s cheeks look fuller and younger. Then, the incisions are closed and kept hidden. After a brief time in recovery, patients can go home.
Dr. Mulholland provides patients with instructions to prepare for a cheek lift. Patients also need to:
● Undergo a medical evaluation.
● Stop smoking: 3 weeks prior to your procedure and 3 weeks following your procedure
● Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications.
● Get lab testing.
Moderate discomfort is normal following a cheek lift. Patients might not notice the results for 10 days due to bruising and swelling. However, once the swelling and bruising fade, patients will notice they look years younger.
Day 1: Patients go home the day of the cheek lift procedure.
Day 2-5: Rest is recommended for the first several days, although walking is important to prevent blood clots. Bruising and swelling usually dissipate within a few days.
Day 6: Patients have stitches removed after six days.
Week 1-2: Those who undergo an endoscopic cheek lift can usually resume normal activities within this time.
Typically, a facelift is required when there is a significant amount of loose lower facial and jawline skin, whereas a cheek lift lifts up a fallen cheek fat pad, but there is minimal excess skin. A cheek lift is less invasive and less expensive compared to a traditional facelift. Consequently, it boasts a much quicker recovery time. However, as a result, its effects are less apparent than a traditional facelift. If you are looking for more extensive cosmetic work that affects the entire profile of the face, it might be time to consider a facelift procedure. A cheek lift and jawline lift can be combined if needed.
While people as young as 18 can get a cheek lift, most people are in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.
It addresses displaced fat in the cheeks and removes fat pockets under the eyes. Those who need to remove lots of excess cheek fat might need to combine this with another procedure, such as a buccal fat pad reduction, which can be performed at the same time.
Yes, an open cheek lift removes excess skin, which in turn reduces sagging.