Cheek Lift (Midface Lift) in Seattle
Also serving Bellevue, Kirkland, & Everett
Do you suffer from lower eyelid bags associated with sagging cheek tissues? Then a cheek lift (also referred to as a midface lift) may be just the procedure you have been looking for.
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Aging of the cheek area has become a popular topic at plastic surgery meetings and in plastic surgery literature in recent times. In years past, facial cosmetic surgery focused on improvement of the brow, eyelids, and lower face. For years, Dr. Pratt has recognized that the cheeks and midface represent an important link between the upper and lower face, and that a natural appearing surgical result usually requires surgical improvement of this area as well.
What is the midface, and what happens to it when we age?
The midface encompasses the cheeks, nose, and lower eyelid regions. In our youth, the cheek bones are covered with fat pads which give the face a youthful shape. As our faces age, the ligaments (act as anchors) supporting these pads stretch and allow them to sag. As a result, the upper cheek is flattened and the cheek soft tissues accumulate just above the fold between the nose and lip and form what are called nasolabial folds, that is, folds of skin between the nose and cheeks.
How can the midface be rejuvenated?
Cheek lift and midface lift are synonymous terms for the surgery technique in which a small incision is made just below the eyelid margin and the soft tissues of the cheeks are elevated with strategically placed sutures, closing the gap between the lower eyelid structures and cheek tissues. This procedure helps reduce the “tear trough” groove between the lower eyelid and cheek fat, and adds soft tissue fullness to the cheekbones, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Dr. Pratt has found that combining the cheek lift with lower eyelid surgery helps to eliminate the tired look that time so often gives us as we age. The lower eyelids are tightened, reducing the bagginess that tends to form below our eyes. The final result is a more fresh and youthful facial contour, and a more alert and cheerful resting expression.
How long is the recovery period?
Discomfort is typically minimal. Most people return to work or other normal activities within seven to ten days. Generally, the swelling and bruising is significantly improved in fourteen days.
Dr. Pratt often combines his cheek lift with other procedures besides lower eyelid surgery, such as a face lift, endoscopic brow lift, lip augmentation, dermabrasion, or neck liposuction.
Why should I consider Dr. David F. Pratt to perform my Cheek lift surgery?
Dr. Pratt is widely recognized as a world-class, board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience in performing cheek lift surgery. Since 1995, Dr. Pratt has used his artistic flair and exceptional surgical skills to improve the lives of many patients. His dramatic, yet natural-appearing surgical results certainly speak for themselves. Dr. Pratt and his staff are passionate about cosmetic surgery, compassionate and dedicated to patient education. Dr. Pratt’s utmost concern is the comfort and safety of each and every patient. Our modern Seattle area offices offer a warm and friendly feeling, as well as the most recent advances and sophisticated technology available today.
I am interested, what do I do next?
There’s no need these days to suffer from an unhappy or tired appearing face when you actually feel great inside. If you wish to improve appearance of your cheek and lower eyelid region, Dr. David Pratt can assist you in achieving the look you’ve always wanted. His knowledge, training and experience, combined with his artistic flair, can help you obtain beautiful, long lasting, safe results. So if midface lift surgery makes sense for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pratt to get all of your questions answered right away. Remember, Dr. Pratt has been serving the greater Seattle area since 1999 and has many happy and satisfied patients. Why not get started towards your new rested appearance today?
Dr. David Pratt and his dedicated staff in Seattle, WA believe that your relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end when you leave the operating room. Your long term results are our passion! For questions or concerns during your recovery, or additional information at any time, contact Dr. Pratt.