Cheek Lift

cheek lift

Surgical Procedures


People consider high, rosy, full cheeks as a sign of youthful beauty. But as one starts aging, the fat stores (fat pads) on the face start depleting and descending from their natural position. This depletion of fat stores results in deterioration of the youthful contours of the face. The reduction of cheek volume, along with the shifting contours in the mid face region, can result in disturbing the overall facial harmony. When the fats start descending, the area under the eyes appears shadowed or hollowed. One may start noticing jowls forming under the cheeks, and nasolabial folds (laugh lines) around the nose and mouth. A cheek lift, mid face lift, or neck lift can help in reducing most of these signs of aging, while restoring the youthful contours.

Cheek Lift

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. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Peter Kay at Perfection Plastic Surgery & Skin Care, you can rest assured that any surgery performed will follow 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 cosmetic procedure that can be performed right here in our office, rather than at the hospital.

Cheek Lift Surgery – Unique Cosmetic 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.

A cheek lift reduces sagging skin and also helps smooth the nasolabial folds (smile lines) around the mouth area. Repositioning the soft tissue of the cheek to a higher position during the procedure also helps lessen the hollowness below the lower eyelid. The surgery offers a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Cheek lift surgery is a less invasive procedure compared to a traditional facelift. Many surgeons perform the procedure under local anesthesia. The results are longer-lasting compared to the results of injectable fillers.

Cheek lift is generally performed along with other facial plastic surgeries, like eyelid surgery or a brow lift, to achieve a full facial rejuvenation. To combat the aging process, it is also often combined with a cheek augmentation procedure or facial fat transfer to replace the lost volume on the face.

Who is a good candidate for the cheek lift procedure?

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 results from injectable facial fillers.


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.

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.

Everyone ages differently, and some people will start seeing the effects of age earlier in life. Alternatively, you may be among the lucky few who don’t 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 a higher risk due to various medical conditions.

About Dr. Peter 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. He will provide one-on-one attention 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 & Skin Care to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kay. You can reach us at (520) 323-7100 for appointments.

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