What is a cheek or midface-lift?

With the aging process, patients often experience sagging of the cheeks or volume loss, resulting in a tired or sunken appearance. There are various techniques for mid-face lifting depending on the patients needs. This can include fillers such as Voluma, Sculptra, to minimally invasive midface or short scar face-lifting, fat transfer, or cheek implants. Treatments may be performed in an office setting or under light sedation in an outpatient surgery setting. Dr. Amato offers same day treatment as your consultation for facial fillers. She uses particular dermal fillers that restore cheek volume and minimize the folds around the mouth resulting from a heavy cheek (nasolabial folds). Results are instant. Bruising and swelling can occur for the first few days after the procedure.

What does surgery entail for mid-face lifting?

After a consultation, patients will undergo a review of their health history, exam and blood pressure. Patients are often instructed to stop blood thinners 2 weeks before surgery and obtain medical clearance if necessary.Dr. Amato performs same day minimally invasive surgery techniques with incisions hidden in the eyelid smile lines, or in the hairline endoscopically with small incisions. She may insert a cheek implant or lift the underlying tissue beneath the skin with sutures to resuspend the cheek. Sutures are often dissolvable and scarring is minimal.  Surgery lasts 1-2 hours at an outpatient facility under IV or light general anesthesia. 

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If you are ready to take the next steps, or simply want more information about a procedure, please contact our team! Dr. Amato looks forward to speaking soon.

What is the healing process after mid-face or cheek lift?

Pain is minimal after surgery, and most patients do not take pain medication the next day. Ice packs is essential to improve swelling and bruising after surgery for the first few days. Patients can have blurred vision with the use of ointment around the eyes and facial swelling. Majority of post-operative bruising and swelling lasts for the first few weeks and incisions will continue to fade and final results will b seen 6-12 months after surgery. Dr. Amato is experienced in all facets of midface lifting and will help you determine the optimal plan for you at your consultation.