Plastic Surgery

Cheek Lift

Tightens and lifts the cheek area, restoring youthful volume for improved facial contours.

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Cheek Lift

The cheek (midface) is an often overlooked but incredibly important structure in facial rejuvenation, specifically in improving the periocular sagging structures.
The ideal anatomy of a youthful lower eyelid is a smooth transition to the cheek so that it is difficult to see the transition zone between the two regions. The aging process affects the cheek by a combination of descent and loss of volume, which may be compounded by a weak cheek bone (maxilla).

A cheek lift, which elevates the soft tissue of the midface is often performed in conjunction with an eyelid lift. Dr. Amadi will evaluate your facial anatomy to help identify whether a cheek lift, fat grafting, or less commonly a cheek implant to augment your facial bone structure, would be a good complement to the rejuvenation of your eyelids.


Restored Youthful Appearance: A cheek lift can help restore a youthful appearance to the face by addressing sagging or drooping cheeks, which are common signs of aging. This procedure can give you a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.

Enhanced Facial Contours: A cheek lift can help enhance the contours of your face by adding volume to your cheeks, which can provide a more defined and sculpted appearance. This procedure can create a more balanced and harmonious facial structure.

Improved Confidence: Many patients who undergo a cheek lift report feeling more confident and self-assured after the procedure. This can have a positive impact and lead to a greater sense of well-being and overall happiness.

Customizable: A cheek lift is a highly customizable procedure that can be tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. Dr Amadi will create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific concerns and achieve your desired results.

Minimal Scarring: Cheek lift procedures typically involve small incisions that are made in inconspicuous areas of the face. This means that scarring is usually minimal and well-hidden, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of the procedure without any noticeable marks.

Dr. AJ Amadi


Dr. AJ Amadi

Focusing on a natural and age-appropriate look, Dr. Amadi will deliver the finest personalized care, giving you the results you desire.

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Using your own fat to add volume and rejuvenate your face

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Cheek Lift FAQ

What is a cheek lift?


A cheek lift, also known as a midface lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves lifting and tightening the skin and soft tissue of the cheeks to restore a more youthful appearance.

Who is a good candidate for a cheek lift?


Good candidates for a cheek lift are typically individuals who are in good overall health and have experienced sagging or drooping of the cheeks due to aging, weight loss, or genetics. A consultation with Dr Amadi will help determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

How is a cheek lift performed?


A cheek lift is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The surgeon will make incisions either in the hairline, in the mouth, or in the lower eyelid to access the underlying tissue. The tissue is then lifted and repositioned, and excess skin is removed before the incisions are closed.

What is the recovery like after a cheek lift?


Recovery time after a cheek lift varies depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days following the surgery. Most patients can return to work and light activities within one to two weeks, but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks.

Are there any risks or complications associated with a cheek lift?


Like any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with a cheek lift. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, and nerve damage. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a board-certified surgeon with experience in performing cheek lift procedures, like Dr Amadi, and by following all post-operative instructions carefully.