Cheek Lift/Implant

Cheek lifts or implants, also known as cheek augmentation, is a surgical procedure that enhances the cheekbones, making the face appear fuller and more youthful. As we age and gravity takes its toll, the cheek tissue sags downward, stretching the face and often pulling the lower eyelids with it as well.

Candidates for a Cheek Lift or Cheek Implants

If you are concerned with the sagging of your mid-face and are looking for a more subtle and less invasive procedure than a facelift, you may be a good candidate for a cheek lift. Many patients who try injectable fillers first and then decide to explore a more permanent solution opt for a cheek lift. Patients should be in generally good health, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about surgery.

The Procedure

During a cheek lift procedure, Dr. Nima will vertically lift the cheeks to a more youthful position, targeting the deep layers of the skin between the corners of the eye and corners of the mouth. The skin is tightened and folds and wrinkles can be flattened. Some patients have a cheek lift surgery on its own and others combine it with a neck lift or eyelid surgery.

The Recovery

Patients will experience some swelling, bruising, and numbness following a cheek lift procedure, though because a cheek lift causes less trauma to the face, recovery is shorter than with a full facelift.

The Process

  • Consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our Practice Manager
  • Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post-op visit

To learn more about what you can expect from your Cheek Lift/Implant process, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call (310) 860-8915. We’re located in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, serving Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.