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Cheeklift in Westchester at Bellava in Bedford Hills, NY

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chang Soo Kim, MD, Performs Cheek Lift in Westchester, NY

Beautiful, full cheeks–they’re a quintessential sign of a youthful appearance. But as we age, we lose those plump, pinch-worthy cheeks as gravity impacts the mid face region between the lower eyelids and mouth, flattening out the cheek area and often creating a gaunt, hollowed look. Dark circles may also appear under the eyes and creases between the nose and mouth deepen.

A cheek lift (sometimes called a mid-face lift)–one of today’s hottest cosmetic procedures–can help you turn back the clock to achieve a healthy, younger-looking appearance. A cheeklift can also get reduce sagging puffy jowls and correct droopy, fatty tissue associated with aging.

In general, a cheeklift elevates the fat pad in the cheek (called the malar fat pad), providing fullness to cheeks for a rejuvenated look that can last for years.

There are a number of different techniques used when carrying out a cheek lift, which are modified and adjusted to meet each patient’s individual needs. According to Dr. Chang Soo Kim, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center in Bedford Hills, NY, volume in the right places, not pulling the skin, is the essence of this procedure. Fat is literally lifted from the jowl area, and then the skin is re-draped to mimic the underlying youthful contour. The vertical lifting of the fat results in an ageless, beautiful cheek and cleaner jawline. A cheeklift also softens deep lines extending from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds), creating a more rested and youthful look

A cheek lift is a highly individualized procedure. Dr. Kim would be happy to meet with you at our state-of-the art Westchester plastic surgery center (near Katonah, Chappaqua, Armonk, Ridgefield, etc.) during a complimentary consultation to discuss which issues best describes your situation, so a plan can be devised for treatment.

Cheek lift FAQs

Q. What is the difference between a cheek lift (mid facelift) and a face lift?

These procedures focus on different areas of the face. The purpose of a cheek lift is to correct the signs of aging found in the central portions of the face. These changes typically consist of a deepening fold between the cheek and upper lip (the naso-labial fold), a hollowing or depression above this fold, and loss of the natural fullness over the cheekbones.

These procedures focus on different areas of the face. The purpose of a cheek lift is to correct the signs of aging found in the central portions of the face. These changes typically consist of a deepening fold between the cheek and upper lip (the naso-labial fold), a hollowing or depression above this fold, and loss of the natural fullness over the cheekbones.

Q. Who is a good candidate for a cheek lift?

Good candidates for a cheek lift are those who have early sagging of the soft tissues in the middle portion of the face. This pattern typically presents as a deepening fold between the cheek and upper lip (the nasolabial fold), a hollowing or depression above this fold, and loss of the natural fullness over the cheekbones. In this case, an eyelid lift may also be beneficial (Go here to read about eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center).

Other good candidates are also those who have the changes described above along with more advanced changes, such as sagging of the jowls and neck skin. Sometimes this group will benefit from a Cheek Lift combined with a facelift (Go here to read about facelifts performed by Dr. Kim in our same comfortable plastic surgery center).

Q. What’s the difference between a cheek lift and dermal fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane are substances comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body. Dermal fillers are often used to plump cheeks or to correct deep creases in the mid face region such as nasolabial folds. While dermal fillers can “lift” the cheek area, a cheek lift is usually required when a more substantial correction is called for. For instance, if the face has experienced a great deal of sagging, dermal fillers alone may not do the trick. Only an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Kim can determine what procedure will give you your desired outcome which is why it is important to schedule a consultation in order to review all of your options.

Go here to read more about dermal fillers carried out by our injectable expert Dr. Chang Soo Kim at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center in Bedford Hills.

Q. Does a cheek lift procedure require anesthesia?

A cheeklift may be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the surgical techniques being utilized.

Q. How long does a cheek lift procedure take?

In general, it takes about 1.5 hours, but bear in mind that it depends on what techniques Dr. Kim is utilizing.

Q. What is recovery from a cheek lift like?

Recovery time from a cheek lift procedures ranges from about 5-7 days. Most patients are back to full activity within two weeks.

Q. How long does a cheek lift last?

A cheek lift can last at up to 10 years or more, depending upon your age, health, and lifestyle.

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