• Anatomy
  • Cheek Lift

Cheek mid-face surgery can be accomplished through the same lower eyelid approach that is used to remove excessive skin and fat in the lower lid; this is also referred to as "soof lift".

During the procedure, the tissues that line the cheekbones are released, from the lower lids to the upper lips and to the sides of the nose. This allows the cheeks to be pulled up and secured with internal sutures. It is generally necessary to horizontally tighten the lower eyelids by removing a section of the outer lids and then suspending what is left to the bony area of the outer lids.