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cheek lift in Toledo

Restore Fullness to Your Cheeks

About this Treatment

Cheek Lift 

Experience the transformative power of a cheek lift at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics in Toledo, Ohio. Also referred to as a malar lift, this surgical procedure is performed by Dr. Barone, a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon. He revitalizes the mid-face skillfully by elevating sagging tissues to restore a youthful position. It is frequently combined with a lower eyelid lift (lower blepharoplasty), targeting the visible effects of mid-facial aging for optimal enhancement. Step into the realm of rejuvenation with confidence! 

What is a Cheek Lift? 

The mid-face or cheek lift procedure addresses signs of aging in the central cheek and lower eyelid areas. Age-related changes in the face often include sagging and loss of volume in the lower eyelids and underlying cheek tissues, downturned corners of the mouth, and the development of jowls.

In Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Barone skillfully performs cheek lift surgery with lower eyelid blepharoplasty to ensure consistent and harmonious contours in the mid-face region, resulting in a more balanced and natural appearance. Furthermore, the central face commonly experiences volume loss with aging, and a part of cheek lift surgery or a standalone treatment for early signs of aging, fat grafting, or injectable fillers may be recommended. 

A cheek lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the cheeks by reducing visible signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls. This technique involves creating small incisions in the temples along the hairline or inside the mouth, through which the surgeon skillfully places fine sutures to elevate and secure the underlying cheek tissues, resulting in a rejuvenated shape and contour. The sutures are intentionally left in place to ensure a sustained lift. Following the surgery, an immediate tightening effect on the cheeks can be observed, further accentuating the outcome once any postoperative swelling subsides.

What It Treats 

A cheek lift addresses volume loss or deflation, drooping, or laxity of the lower eyelids and cheeks, as well as lower eyelid circles and sagging. 

Benefits 

The benefits of a cheek lift procedure are as follows: 

  1. Enhanced Youthful Appearance: The cheek lift surgery restores the positioning and volume of the mid-face, effectively rejuvenating sagging and deflated cheeks to achieve a more youthful contour.
  1. Increased Facial Volume: This procedure effectively restores flat or aged upper cheeks to a more attractive and youthful position, enhancing the overall facial profile while minimizing the signs of facial aging.
  1. Reduction of Eyelid Bags: By combining a cheek lift with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid bags, and aged eyelid “circles” can be eliminated or significantly reduced.
  1. Correction of Sagging: The cheek lift procedure can assist in correcting the downturn of mouth corners and reducing sagging lower cheek jowls, as well as restoring the projection of the upper cheeks.

  Please note that these are just some of the professional benefits offered by a cheek lift procedure. 

What It Treats

  • Loss of volume or 'flattening' of the cheeks
  • Sagging or loose facial skin of the lower eyelids and cheeks
  • Lower eyelid circles and sagging

Treatment Time

  • 2.5 - 3 hours

Recovery Time

  • 2 - 3 weeks

Anesthetic Type

  • General or IV

Benefits

  • Youthful Appearance Rejuvenates a sagging and deflated mid-face by restoring the cheek position and volume to a more youthful position and contour.
  • Increased Volume Flat or aged upper cheeks can be restored to a youthful and more attractive position and shape that complements the facial profile and reduces the signs of facial aging.
  • No Eyelid Bags Eliminates or reduces lower eyelid bags and aged eyelid ‘circles’ when combined with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. 
  • Corrects Sagging Can help correct 'turn down' of the corners of the mouth and reduce sagging lower cheek jowls as well as flattening of the upper cheek projection.

Treatment Time

The duration for a cheek lift procedure typically ranges from 2.5 to 3 hours. 

Recovery Time

The estimated recovery time for a cheek lift is typically 2-3 weeks. 

Anesthetic Type

The anesthesia options for a cheek lift procedure are general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation.

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Step by Step

Consultation

During your consultation in Toledo, EVOLV employs a professional approach that includes personalized planning to achieve optimal results. We conduct a thorough evaluation, including a comprehensive medical history, photo documentation, and examination.

Additionally, we engage in in-depth discussions to understand each individual’s concerns and goals, enabling us to create a comprehensive treatment plan. This plan encompasses various aesthetic options, recommended techniques, an incision, placement, and expected outcomes.

We also discuss all associated costs, recovery time, and maintenance plans. It is worth noting that cheek lift surgery is often combined with other professional aesthetic surgical procedures and is typically performed in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center. Our team comprises experienced nurses, anesthesiologists, and specialized equipment to ensure optimal care. 

Before The Procedure

The initial step in performing a cheek lift procedure is administering anesthesia. Patients may receive either general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation. 

During The Procedure

Following the administration of anesthesia and appropriate preparation, a minor incision is performed beneath the lower eyelid, allowing for the release, repositioning, and securement of aging tissues in the eyelid, fat pad areas, and cheeks. Meticulous dissection is carried out with specialized magnifying glasses and a headlight. Volume correction is administered in conjunction with any anticipated ancillary aesthetic procedures. 

After The Procedure

Following surgery, the patient will be transferred to the recovery room for post-operative care. Eyelids are treated with ice compresses and lubricant while dressing the face is unnecessary. Comprehensive instructions for aftercare are reiterated before discharge.

Typically, patients return after 4 to 5 days for eyelid suture removal and personalized guidance on incisional care and activities. To ensure safety, optimal outcomes, and minimal downtime, post-operative therapeutic services like manual lymphatic massage, LED light therapy, and a customized skin care program are integral parts of the comprehensive treatment planning provided at EVOLV Plastic Surgery. 

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr. Barone and every staff member were extremely professional every step of the way. They offered medical explanation as what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. I appreciate the care and concern regarding my recovery and am grateful f...

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Dr. Barone is not only a brilliant surgeon but also a true humanitarian. His whole staff is extraordinary. They love caring for people. [Single best thing is...] I looked wonderful.
I can’t brag enough about this doctor and staff, they make you feel like family the moment you walk in the door. They take time to explain everything step by step as needed to you, they don’t rush you, let’s just some it up THEY CARE I will be ...

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Wonderful staff and an awesome experience, I would recommend highly.

Dr. Barone and every staff member were extremely professional every step of the way. They offered medical explanation as what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. I appreciate the care and concern regarding my recovery and am grateful for their expertise in ensuring successful plastic surgery procedures.

Dr. Barone is not only a brilliant surgeon but also a true humanitarian. His whole staff is extraordinary. They love caring for people. [Single best thing is…] I looked wonderful.

I can’t brag enough about this doctor and staff, they make you feel like family the moment you walk in the door. They take time to explain everything step by step as needed to you, they don’t rush you, let’s just some it up THEY CARE I will be back for many more things to come… Thank You

Wonderful staff and an awesome experience, I would recommend highly.

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Your Safety Matters.

It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with cheek lifts.

Patient safety and natural appearance results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.

In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.

All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering cheek lifts at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre-and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.

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