Cheek Lift Specialist

Randall B. Weil, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgeon located in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA & Sunnyvale, CA

Age takes its toll on your body in many ways, but none are more visible than on the surface of your face. As you lose elasticity and volume in your skin, you’re left with deep creases and sagging cheeks and jowls, often lending an older and tired appearance to your face. To give your skin a lift, Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S., a plastic surgeon in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco, offers mini facelifts, or cheek lifts, which create tighter and toned skin, shaving years off your appearance. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online.

Cheek Lift Q & A

What is a cheek lift?

As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity and volume, and the evidence of this is often seen on your face, around your cheeks. This loss of volume leads to sagging and drooping skin, resulting in a sunken appearance.

A cheek lift does exactly that, lifts your cheeks back up over your cheekbones, undoing the sunken look and replacing it with a more vibrant and youthful surface. It also erases the deep lines, or parentheses, that form around your nose and mouth.

What are the advantages of a cheek lift?

One of the biggest advantages of a cheek lift is that it’s not as invasive as a full facelift. Since a  cheek lift doesn’t address your neck, Dr. Weil only makes small incisions under your eyes, where he goes in to pull your skin up.

A cheek lift is also a great idea if you want a cosmetic procedure that’s short on downtime and long on results. A cheek lift shaves years off your appearance by restoring what age and gravity have taken from your skin.

What is the recovery like for a cheek lift?

Dr. Weil usually performs the cheek procedure in two hours, while you’re under general anesthesia, and recovery typically takes seven to 10 days. After your surgery, you’ll likely experience some swelling and tenderness during your recovery period, which Dr. Weil addresses with:

  • Recommendations for at-home care, such as elevating your head and using cold compresses
  • Prescription or over-the-counter medication
  • Instructions to reduce your normal activities to allow your body time to heal

After your sutures are removed on or before the 10-day mark, Dr. Weil still recommends that you avoid strenuous activities, such as working out, for six weeks after your cheek lift.

Dr. Weil is always available to his patients during this recovery period, so if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call his office.

When will I see results of the cheek lift?

It takes time for your body to heal, so you shouldn’t count on seeing results for a few weeks after the surgery. As your body recovers, the results of your cheek lift will gradually become apparent, and you should see appreciable results in six weeks.

If you’re interested in a procedure that restores youth and vitality to your face, call Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S., or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.