If I stand in front of the mirror and push the skin on my cheekbones, back, it improves the look of my cheeks and what must be my jowls. This seems to be the oldest looking part of my face and I would like a mid-face lift to repair it. Would this surgery prevent me from getting a facelift later on if I need it? I am 48 years old.
The jowls and the cheeks are usually dealt with by different procedures although the cheeks may be improved to a lesser extent by performing a lower facelift to improve the jowls. Depending on the degree of aging and the heaviness of the face, a minimal incision facelift may be appropriate and can be performed in the office. The cheeks can be improved to some extent by this procedure, but are usually improved to a greater extent by restoring lost volume. We firmly believe, after performing nearly every kind of midface lift, that the primary mechanism that the cheeks age by is volume loss and not descent. Therefore we rejuvenate the midface or cheek region by replacing the lost volume either with the patient’s own fat or the use of fillers.
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