If you are consistently visiting the plastic surgeon for filler injections and still struggling with loss of facial volume, wrinkles, and sagging skin, it may be time to consider plastic surgery as an alternative to non-surgical aesthetic care. For some patients, however, there is a stigma toward surgery due to longer downtimes and higher procedural risks. Under the care of Dr. Peter Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, you can rest assured that any surgery follows the highest safety standards to mitigate risks. In addition, Dr. Kay can offer a revolutionary new surgical procedure that has several distinct advantages over the traditional face or brow lift. Cheek lift surgery is a unique procedure that can be performed right here in our office, rather than at the hospital.
A different kind of facial plastic surgery
Cheek lift surgery is an outpatient surgery performed in our practice rather than the surgical center at the hospital. Therefore, it is an affordable alternative to other facial plastic surgeries. In addition, it has very little downtime and requires no general anesthesia. So, there are fewer surgical risks to consider. Through a cheek lift, you can restore volume in the cheek bones and tighten the skin on the face to create a naturally youthful appearance.
Who is a candidate?
Anyone who is considering face lift surgery may consider a cheek lift as a potential alternative. Dr. Kay can help you decide which procedure is best for your needs during your personalized plastic surgery consultation. Ideal candidates for surgery will be in generally good health and avoid both smoking and drinking prior to surgery and through the recovery process. The cheek lift is appropriate for men or women looking to reverse common effects of aging. It is also ideal for individuals who have stopped seeing ideal results from injectable facial fillers.
Dr. Kay’s Approach
During surgery, Dr. Kay will make a small incision along the lower lash line. He will then restructure the shape of the cheeks, repositioning tissue for a more defined cheekbone. He will also remove any excess sagging skin in the mid face. Once surgery is complete, you can go home on the same day and expect a recovery time of about 1 week.
Can a cheek lift substitute a face lift?
The cheek lift procedure is similar to a mini-facelift. However, it may not effectively address sagging skin in the lower face and jawline. Ideally, you should schedule a surgical consultation to learn which facial plastic surgery procedure will best suit your needs.
Will I have a "worked on" appearance?
In every facial procedure performed by Dr. Kay, patients can expect natural looking results. During your cheek lift, Dr. Kay will work with your facial structure to ensure that you attain that youthful glow without a “worked-on” appearance.
Am I too young/old for a cheek lift?
Everyone ages a little differently, and some people will start seeing the effects of age set in earlier in life. Alternatively, you may be among the lucky few who does not require facial plastic surgery until age 70. There is no age limit for the cheek lift procedure. However, as you get older, surgery may become higher risk due to various medical conditions.
About Dr. Kay
Dr. Peter Kay is an experienced Tucson plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He is a Board-Certified cosmetic surgeon dedicated to exceptional outcomes for every surgery. Above all, he is committed to providing each patient with a personalized experience tailored to their needs. Therefore, he will provide one-on-one attention to you when you come in for your cheek lift consultation. If the cheek lift procedure is not right for you, Dr. Kay can work with you to explore suitable alternatives.
If you’re ready to see what women in Tucson are raving about with the in-office cheek lift, call Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kay. You can reach us at (520) 323-7100 for appointments.