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CONCENTRIC MALAR LIFT OR MID-FACE LIFT

A cheek lift restores fullness to the cheekbones that gets lost due to aging and sagging of the skin of your face.
This mid-face lift which is often combined with other face esthetic procedures (neck lift, temporal lift, blepharoplasty, face lipofilling…) provides a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

  • Restores volume in the cheekbones
  • Painless procedure
  • Often combined with other esthetic face procedures (face and neck lift, blepharoplasty, face lipofilling…)
Lifting des pommettes

CHEEK LIFT OVERVIEW

This information sheet is issued by Dr Vincent Nguyen board-certified plastic surgeon in Paris, familiar with mid-face lifts.

It provides all the information about the surgery, scars, recovery, before and after comparison photographs and the costs of a cheek lift.

What is a cheek lift?

A concentric malar lift or mid-face lift is a procedure that has an effect on the cheekbones but also on the lower eyelids and the dark hollows under the eyes.

Why should I get a cheek lift?

A cheek lift is a good option when, in front of a mirror, you improve your look while pulling the skin of your cheekbones upward.

Indeed, aging and loss of fat result in the sagging of the cheekbones that creates hollows and dark circles under the lower eyelid. The volume of the face must be restored to establish a younger appearance.

PRINCIPLES OF A CHEEK LIFT

What’s the purpose of a cheek lift?

The aim of a cheek lift is to lift the cheekbones, to put them back to their initial place, to establish a refreshed and rejuvenated look with a firm face contour.

A cheek lift doesn’t alter the facial features but puts back the different anatomical structures of the face into a more youthful position.

The outcome is balanced and natural.

THE STEPS INVOLVED IN A CHEEKBONE LIFT OPERATION

BEFORE CHEEK LIFT SURGERY:

  • Two preoperative consultations with a board-certified plastic surgeon will be conducted as well as a consultation with an anesthetist.
  • Before and after comparison photographs will be taken.
  •  Preoperative instructions are as follows:
    • Quit smoking at least one month minimum before the surgery to one month after the surgery to reduce any complications and avoid necrosis risk.
    • Discontinue any anti-platelet or blood-thinning medication 15 days before the surgery.

CHEEK LIFT SURGERY:

  • The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
  • The procedure lasts 1 to 2 hours depending on the technique.
  • Dr Vincent Nguyen uses the most advanced surgical techniques and performs the surgery on both sides himself.

The final outcome is visible after 3 to 6 months. The physical enhancement due to the cheek lift often leads to a psychological well- being. Over time it may be necessary to maintain the result with esthetic medicine (peelings, Botox injections, Hyaluronic acid injections, lasers…)

AFTER A CHEEK LIFT:

  • As a cheek lift is not a painful procedure, only light painkillers will be prescribed.
  • Patients may return home the following day or even the same day.
  • Patient mustn’t worry about swelling and over-correction that occur the following days.
  • Swelling and bruising generally disappear after 2 or 3 weeks depending on the correction.
  • The scars, hidden below the lower eyelashes, become nearly invisible.
  • No nursing care is required.
  • You may have a shower the following day.
  • Social activities may be resumed after 2 to 4 weeks depending on the correction.
  • The transitory hyper correction is essential to the success of the surgery. It disappears after 7 to 10 days.
  • Don’t expose the scar to the sun for at least a year.
  • Follow-up consultations will be planned with Dr Vincent Nguyen (1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and a year after the procedure)

CHEEK LIFT: PRICE AND COSTS

  • As a cheek lift is an esthetic procedure, it is not covered by Social Security or Health Insurance Company.
  • The costs may vary depending on the patient, on the procedures combined with the cheek lift (neck lift, face lipofilling, eyelid surgery or other face surgery) on the location where the procedure will be performed, on the length of the procedure and other related expenses.
  • The cost can vary from ….. to ….. (see all the costs of esthetic procedures on this website).
  • Make sure to find a board-certified plastic surgeon specialized in face procedures who will evaluate your needs, discuss your options and advise you on the procedures, to deliver the best natural-looking results.

CHEEK LIFT FAQS

What other procedures may be combined with a cheek lift?

Patients often combine a cheek lift with a face and neck lift to treat the sagging of other parts of the face and neck.

It may also be combined with a face lipofilling that gives back volume to the face and improves the quality of the skin.

A cheek lift may also be associated with esthetic medicine procedures (dermabrasion, laser, peelings, Botulinum toxin injections, Hyaluronic acid injections or other filler injections).

Where are the scars after a cheek lift?

The scar is hidden along the lower eyelid, below the eyelashes and into the crow’s feet wrinkles if necessary.

What are the alternatives to a cheek lift?

The main alternative is a face lipofilling, a non-invasive and natural procedure.

For a patient opposed to any surgery procedure, even to a lipofilling, derma fillers (such as Hyaluronic acid) may be an option.

Does skin sag again over time?

Yes, due to aging, skin naturally loses firmness and loosens but the results may be maintained with esthetic medicine.

Temporal Lift Or Temple Lift