Allentown cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Edward Guarino, offers facial implants for those seeking a more defined facial appearance. Cheek implants, in particular, are a popular facial implant for both men and women. As individuals age, cheek tissue can become droopy, which causes the cheekbones to appear less prominent. This can create unwanted lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Dr. Guarino uses cheek lift surgery to help reposition the tissue over the cheekbones to restore a more youthful facial contour. Cheek implants are sometimes associated with a mid-face lift. In most cases, Dr. Guarino uses an endoscopic approach, gently lifting the cheeks upward to achieve subtle, natural results.
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"I went to see Dr Guarino because the skin on my upper eyelids had become saggy and was causing some vision concerns but also causing me to look and feel old. My friends thought I was crazy until they saw the before and after pictures. I was very nervous but Dr. G treats every patient with great care and compassion. His office team is great and the surgical team speak so highly of him. My recovery was quick and I am THRILLED with the results. I would highly recommend him and his office."- J.D. / Google / Apr 28, 2019
"When I first went into Dr. Guarino office I have to admit I was a little nervous. He is so compassionate & caring that I felt very comfortable. He did an amazing job. I had a breast reduction & a breast lift. I never thought in a million years I would look like this. He’s a fantastic surgeon & I would highly recommend him to my family & friends. I had breast cancer, he made me look so good that he gave me my confidence back. His staff is also very kind, caring & compassionate. In my opinion he is the BEST surgeon.Thank you Dr. Guarino & Staff"- R.K. / Google / Apr 23, 2019
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During a cheek lift procedure, incisions are made around the hairline and ear. Endoscopy is the popular way to perform this surgery because it gives the surgeon a good view of the inside of the cheek, and helps to minimize scarring. Using sutures that are placed directly in the fat pad, the cheek is pulled back up to its original position, giving the face a more youthful appearance. This procedure tightens and smoothes the appearance of nasolabial folds, as well as the vertical lines that run downward from the mouth and on the sides of the chin.
All cheek lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The length of the surgery, if performed alone, will usually vary between 1-2 hours. This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will be bruised and swollen and the face will feel tight. The recovery following a cheek lift takes about 7-10 days. It is common for patients to feel anxious about how their face will appear. It may take up to several months or longer for the final results to appear.
There are slight variations to the cheek lift procedure. However, most patients can expect to pay between $6,000-$10,000 for a mid-face lift.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Cheek Lift FAQS
While surgery typically produces the most dramatic results, many patients may find satisfactory results with injectable fillers. This approach, while successful, is better reserved for patients who are not as concerned with drooping, loose skin. Certain fillers can assist in smoothing out wrinkles, improving fine lines and adding facial volume under the cheeks. These options can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Will I Look Fake?
In the days immediately following any kind of facial surgery, patients will feel tight and pulled. The cheeks, in particular, will feel stretched as the skin adjusts to its new position. This is a short-term effect and will subside, leaving the cheeks to feel natural. It’s important to find a reputable surgeon skilled in facial surgery. Surgeons who know what they are doing will make every effort to work within the confines of the patient’s bone, skin and muscle structures for a younger, more natural look can result.
What About Scars?
Cheek lifts have advanced greatly in recent years, leaving scars to look inconspicuous. The incisions are typically made along the natural hairline, or along the crease of the natural folds of the face. The sutures are usually placed under the skin. The majority of the time, patients fully heal from this surgery, and the scars are barely visible to the naked eye.