What is a cheek lift?

During the process of aging, men and women will naturally lose their stores of collagen and elastin. This causes skin laxity that can result in sagging, drooping, and noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. For some, the cheeks and surrounding areas, such as the eyes, show signs of aging first, and can make patients look perpetually tired. To combat this, Dr. Gregory J. Vipond of Facial Artistry in Claremont, California recommends a cheek lift, sometimes referred to as a mid-facelift.

What occurs during a cheek lift?

The cheek lift is a way of targeting the middle section of the face where the signs of aging first occur. It can improve the definition of the cheek bones while lifting up sagging skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This same procedure can be used in reducing prominent nasolabial folds and bags underneath the eyes.  Depending on the desires of the patient, a cheek implant may be placed to make the cheekbones more prominent and to give a more youthful look to the entire facial area. Incisions are made as inconspicuously as possible to reduce any noticeable scarring that may remain after the procedure. This is also important in reducing a patient’s risk of infection, which is a side effect that can occur with an surgical procedure.

Why choose a cheek lift?

Dr. Gregory J. Vipond finds that many Claremont, California area patients who are showing the first signs of aging complain about the middle portion of the face. The sagging skin may make the face look more tired and aged than it really is. By using a cheek lift, patients can define their facial elements while restoring their youthful appearance. The cheek lift is a procedure that is much less invasive than a number of other plastic surgeries and continues to be a popular choice for those in their 30’s and 40’s.

Are you considering a cheek lift?

Connect with Dr. Gregory J. Vipond of Facial Artistry to discuss this and other facial surgery options. The practice is located at 1601 Monte Vista Avenue, Ste. 200 in Claremont, California, and can be reached by phone at (909) 608-7770.

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