A traditional facelift is designed to address the signs of aging on multiple parts of the face. For some people a full facelift is not required. A simple cheek lift procedure can address signs of aging such as sagging jowls and often deep crease lines between the nose and mouth, without having to address the areas around the neck or eyes.
For all intents and purposes a cheek lift is an upper facelift. It is less invasive than a traditional facelift and thus calls for a less extensive incision strategy.
At your initial consultation, you should let Dr. Weil know about any medications or medical conditions that might increase your bleeding risk. Plan to take a week off of work to allow your body to focus on the recovery process.
The night before the cheek lift, you should abstain from eating or drinking after midnight. Since you will need to be fully sedated, you will need to arrange to have a friend of family member drive you home.
During the procedure the skin around the cheeks is tightened as are the underlying layers known as the Sub-Muscular Aponeurotic System. This effectively rejuvenates the upper face, cheeks and jowls.
If your cheeks or jowls have given way to the aging process, but you aren’t interested in a full facelift, you should call Dr. Weil’s clinic in San Francisco, California to see if you’re a good candidate for a cheek lift.