Denver, Colorado Cheek Lift
One of the hallmarks of a youthful face is that most of its volume is in the middle. Full cheeks and smooth, firm skin radiate youth and vitality, but for many people, these areas are among the first to show signs of age. Dr. Michael Menachof specializes in restoring volume to the cheeks through Denver, Colorado cheek lift surgery.
How the Mid Face Ages
As we age, the chubby cheeks of youth begin to lose volume, and the tissue of the cheek starts to descend. This causes several things to happen:
- As the upper portion of the face starts to lose its volume it takes on an older, sunken, and somewhat tired appearance.
- The nasolabial folds, the lines that go from the corner of the nose towards the side of the mouth, become deeper and heavier.
- Since the upper cheek borders the lower eyelid, as the cheek falls it causes the bottom portion of the lower eyelid to lose some volume, causing it to look old and tired as well. Often this is the issue that bothers the patient the most.
It is not uncommon for a patient to come in to our practice seeking eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in Denver or a traditional face lift, when in fact a cheek lift is the appropriate solution for their concerns. Sometimes, if the forehead is also showing signs of aging, patients in Denver choose brow lift surgery to elevate the brows and refresh the appearance.
What a Cheek Lift Does
A mid-face or cheek lift is performed using hidden incisions around the ear through which the cheek tissue is restored to its youthful position. The lower eyelid regains its fullness and younger appearance, the nasolabial fold is smoothed and softened, and that fuller look returns to the cheeks.
This procedure should be performed by an experienced facial surgeon near Denver with both technical skills and an artistic vision, such as Dr. Menachof. When done properly, a cheek lift can take years off of your appearance, with results that are significant yet natural looking.
To learn more about how you can look younger, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Menachof today. Or you can call The Center for Aesthetic Facial Surgery at (303) 792-3838 to schedule an appointment.