About this Treatment
A cheek lift, sometimes referred to as a malar lift, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the central or mid-face face by elevating sagging tissues and restoring them to their more youthful position.
Our cheek lift in Toledo, Ohio is usually done in conjunction with a lower eyelid lift (lower blepharoplasty) due to their proximity and relationship in mid-facial aging.
What It Is
The cheek or mid-face lift can improve the signs of aging of the central cheeks and lower eyelid areas. Aging of the central face is usually manifested by descent and volume loss of the lower eyelids and underlying cheek tissue, turn down of the corners of the mouth, and the development of jowls. Dr. Barone’s cheek lift in Toledo, Ohio is performed with lower eyelid blepharoplasty to provide consistency and a more balanced and natural appearing contour of the mid-face. In addition, deflation, or loss of volume of the central face is common with aging and therefore fat grafting or injectable fillers are sometimes recommended with cheek lift surgery or as a standalone treatment for less advanced aging.
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
- 2.5 - 3 hours
- 2 - 3 weeks
- General or IV
- 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.
How Cheek Lift Works
Our cheek lift in Toledo, like every aesthetic surgery at EVOLV, involves individualized, preoperative preparation and carefully planned post-operative care and maintenance to achieve safe and optimal outcomes consistently.
A complete medical history, photo documentation, and examination will be done, along with an in-depth discussion of each patient’s concerns and goals to create a comprehensive treatment plan. This includes a review of aesthetic options, discussion of recommended technique, including incision location, expected results, all costs, recovery time, and maintenance plan.
Cheek lift surgery is often combined with other aesthetic surgical procedures and is typically performed in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center where experienced nurses, anesthesiologists, and specialized equipment are available.
After anesthesia and prepping, a small incision is made under the lower eyelid and the aging tissues of the eyelid, fat bags and cheeks are released, repositioned, and secured. The dissection is done meticulously while wearing specialized magnifying glasses and a headlight. Volume correction, if needed, is also done along with any ancillary aesthetic procedures as planned.
After surgery is completed, the patient will be taken to the recovery room for post-operative care. Ice compresses are applied to the eyelids along with lubricant. We do not cover the face with dressings. Instructions for care are again reviewed before discharge home.
Most patients return 4 to 5 days after surgery for eyelid suture removal, post-operative evaluation, and specific instructions on incisional care and activities.
Post-operative therapeutic services such as manual lymphatic massage, light therapy (LED), and a personalized skin care program are important to safety, optimal results, and reduced downtime, and are an integral part of the comprehensive treatment planning at EVOLV Plastic Surgery.
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Before & After
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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 appearing 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.