One of the main goals of Cheek Lift is to add volume or lift to the cheeks. Some people are bothered by their cheeks losing volume, or even sagging, with age.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.
A Cheek Lift requires different incisions based on the technique used. If the fat transfer is used to enhance your cheeks, you will likely have a small incision near the area of fat that is harvested and small incisions near your cheeks. These incisions usually measure just several millimeters in length.
Once the surgery is done some typical incisions closed with skin adhesives, special clips or removable/ absorbable sutures.
If solid cheek implants are used, then the incision is based on your surgeon’s preferred approach. Some plastic surgeons insert cheek implants through an incision inside the mouth, whereas other plastic surgeons perform the operation through an incision under your eyelid.
The next step is to close the skin incisions with sutures, skin adhesives or tapes.
Some patients find that their cheeks can even appear lifted. The results of solid cheek implants are permanent, whereas the results from fat transfer may last several years
During your Cheek Lift surgery, gauze dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or compression garment may minimize swelling and support the cheeks as they heal following surgery. If you have cheek implants placed through an incision inside your mouth, you may be placed on a liquid diet and/or given special mouth rinses.
When you go home, if you experience shortness of breath, chest pains or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately with your Patient Coordinator. Should any of these complications occur, you may require and additional treatment.
It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion or motion during the time of healing