A cheek lift can be performed using a variety of techniques, including the deep plane method or endoscopic approach. In most cases, sutures or endotine fixation devices are used to keep the cheek in its newly lifted position. It usually involves the use of local or general anesthesia, or even twilight anesthesia. Dr. Sedgh will choose the best technique and anesthetic options based on the complexity of the surgery and on the patient’s specific needs and unique facial anatomy.
Once you have been sedated, Dr. Sedgh will begin by creating minimal incisions, typically above each ear and behind the hairline. He may also opt to create incisions beneath the lower eyelashes and on the gum line inside the upper lip.
Next, Dr. Sedgh will carefully lift the skin, underlying fat, and muscle of the cheek area to resuspend them to a higher position, making sure to avoid an overdone or overly pulled look. He will then secure them in place using sutures or fixation devices, as previously mentioned.
A brow lift is often combined with the cheek lift surgery to achieve an even more youthful look. Meanwhile, for those with significant loss of volume in the cheek area that cannot be improved by a simple lift, implants or fat grafts can be used for added plumpness.