What is the Perctaneous Cheek Lift?
The cheek lift, or midface lift, by percutaneous cheek suspension is a new minimally invasive procedure designed to lift the cheek and midface region. The percutaneous cheek lift can improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, sagging of the cheeks and midface, and prominent lower eye sockets in order to provide a more youthful appearance.
Individuals who are looking for a minimally invasive solution for sagging of the cheeks and lower eye area and/or nasolabial folds may be good candidates for a percutaneous cheek lift. As with all cosmetic surgery, it’s also important that patients be physically healthy and have expectations that are realistic. The percutaneous cheek lift procedure cannot provide the same dramatic results as a full facelift but is ideal for younger patients seeking a less invasive option. During your consultation, Dr. Donath will examine your face and help you to decide if a cheek lift with percutaneous cheek suspension is the best option to address your needs.
The percutaneous cheek lift can be performed in the office setting with minimal sedation. Dr. Donath will begin by making hidden incisions located within the hairline at the temple. Suture loops are then placed through the incisions under the skin of the midface and are used to elevate the cheek fat pads. Recovery after the percutaneous cheek lift is generally mild and rapid. Some swelling and bruising may occur but these side effects fade quickly. Discomfort is typically minimal.
Cheek Lift by Percutaneous Cheek Suspension FAQs
Q-What is a cheek lift by percutaneous cheek suspension?
A-The cheek lift, or midface lift, by percutaneous suspension is a minimally invasive procedure which can improve the appearance of the cheek and midface regions. The procedure lifts these areas, reducing nasolabial folds, sagging skin and prominent lower eyes sockets. The result is a refreshed and more youthful appearance.
Q-Are there any limitations to what a percutaneous cheek lift can achieve?
A-The percutaneous cheek lift is a less extensive procedure than the facelift and cannot achieve the same dramatic or long-lasting results.
Q-Is the percutaneous cheek lift right for me?
A-If you are looking to improve sagging of the cheeks and lower eye area and nasolabial folds with a minimally-invasive procedure, then the percutaneous cheek lift may be right for you. Patients must also be physically healthy and realistic in their expectations. The procedure is often ideal for younger patients with less extensive sagging. Dr. Donath is happy to meet with you for a consultation to help you decide if the percutaneous cheek lift can best address your needs.
Q-What happens at the consultation for a percutaneous cheek lift?
A-During the consultation for a percutaneous cheek lift, Dr. Donath will meet with you to examine your face, discuss your goals, and take a thorough medical history. He will weigh other factors like skin type, individual healing, bone structure, skin elasticity and degree of sagging to help determine if the percutaneous cheek lift is right for you. Dr. Donath will explain the technique, the anesthesia, the surgical facility, the risks and the costs and take the time to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Q-Where is the percutaneous cheek lift performed?
A-The percutaneous cheek lift is typically performed in the office setting.
Q-What anesthesia is the percutaneous cheek lift performed with?
A-The percutaneous cheek lift may be performed with minimal sedation.
Q-How is the surgery for a percutaneous cheek lift performed?
A-The incisions for the percutaneous cheek lift are made at the temple within the hairline
Q-Where are the percutaneous cheek lift incisions made?
A-Patients may experience some minor discomfort after the fat transfer procedure, though this tends to resolve quickly. Some minor irritation, redness, bruising and swelling may also occur but these side effects usually fade within a few hours. In general, the recovery is relatively minor.
Q-Will I have scars after my percutaneous cheek lift?
A-While the incisions made for the percutaneous cheek lift will result in scars, they are hidden within the hairline at the temples.
Q-Does the percutaneous cheek lift involve much pain?
A-There is usually minimal discomfort or pain associated with the percutaneous cheek lift.
Q-What is the recovery from a percutaneous cheek lift like?
A-The percutaneous cheek lift has little downtime or recovery. Swelling and bruising may occur to some degree, but these side effects are quick to dissipate. Pain and discomfort are typically minimal.