Cheek Lift (Vertical Cheek lift procedure)
A cheek lift (also called a vertical cheek lift) can significantly reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, or a depressed appearance in the cheeks. As a person ages, the cheeks (which are situated over the cheek bone) descend, aging the lower eyelid and deepening the upper part of the smile line. A cheek lift repositions the cheek frame in an upward direction. The cheek fat is repositioned along with underlying fascia and muscle, creating more youthful eyes and softening the smile line. The incisions for the cheek lift are made beneath the lower eyelash line (similar to an eyelid tuck or blepharoplasty surgery).