Dr. Carlos Mata

11000 N. Scottsdale Road Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Cheek Lift

Cheek Lift – Cheek Repositioning Surgery – Scottsdale, AZ*

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Overview

Give your cheeks and mid-face a boost with a skin tightening and contouring cosmetic surgery called a cheek lift. As our skin matures, weight fluctuations and gravity take their toll on our facial features over the years. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, corrects this common cosmetic issue with a less invasive surgical technique using endoscopy, which uses small incisions. A cheek lift provides volume to a sunken mid-face and modifies a sagging cheek for a more youthful appearance. 

Surgical Technique

Endoscopy is a popular method used to reposition sagging cheeks. Small incisions, less than an inch long, are placed near the ear or hairline. These incisions allow the surgeon to insert and utilize a tiny camera positioned at the end of a small tube. Once the inside of the cheek area is visible, the surgeon performs a repositioning and suturing technique of the malar pad just underneath the skin. With a subtle lift, volume is regained on the cheekbones, and the pockets below the eyes are also diminished. This technique takes pressure off of the nasolabial folds, or the laugh lines, which helps soften the lines around the mouth. This effort results in a refreshed, more youthful appearance.

During/After Surgery

Give your cheeks and mid-face a boost with a skin tightening and contouring cosmetic surgery called a cheek lift. As our skin matures, weight fluctuations and gravity take their toll on our facial features over the years. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, corrects this common cosmetic issue with a less invasive surgical technique using endoscopy, which uses small incisions. Through the incisions, Dr. Mata will lift the fat pads into a higher position. A cheek lift provides volume to a sunken mid-face and modifies a sagging cheek for a more youthful appearance. 

Cheek Lift FAQs

Non-Invasive Options

Yes, an injectable filler is a great nonsurgical option that can offer nice results. While fillers are a good alternative, the results produced are not as dramatic as with surgery, nor will they last as long. In addition, if the patient is concerned with loose and sagging skin, a filler treatment is not ideal as it only adds volume and will not produce the lifted look a mid-face lift can effectively do. Fillers are good options to add volume and smoothen wrinkles. During the initial consultation, we will be able to recommend the best procedure for the patient’s case.

Lift or Augmentation?

This clearly depends on the tissue volume present within the cheek area. A cheek lift is ideal for those with enough cheek volume, but repositioning is needed as the fat pad is already droopy, oftentimes caused by aging. A cheek augmentation or implant is recommended for those who do not have enough tissue underneath the cheeks to achieve better proportional facial features. 

How Natural?

It takes several months for optimal results from a cheek lift to show. Initially, the patient will have tight and pulling sensations on the face as the skin and tissues adjust to their new position. It is important to note that finding a surgeon with the necessary skill set is critical. A surgeon who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery understands the confines of the face so that any enhancement looks natural.

Will There Be Scars?

With endoscopy, scars will be minimal and inconspicuous since the incisions made are less than an inch. Sometimes, the incisions are concealed within the hairline or along the natural creases of the face. With a cheek lift, the sutures are underneath the skin in which the fat pad is attached to the bone where it will heal in its new position. Wound care instructions are provided to assist patients in the healing process.

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Average Cost  
From $5,000
Recovery Time  
10 days
Average Procedure Time  
2 hrs
Procedure Recovery Location  
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