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Can a Cheeklift Lift the jowls slightly?

I have heard this, is this true?

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Cheek lift to elevate the jowls

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Yes,  a well performed cheek lift can lift and improve the jowls because they are caused by cheek descent.


Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Cheek lift benefits

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Cheek lifts will;
  1. Lift the cheeks
  2. Improve the marionette lines
  3. Soften the jowls


Robert M. Freund, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Can a cheek lift lift the jowls slightly?

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There should be some improvement jowling after a cheek lift. As the fatty malar pad descends with age, there is onset of jowling. One of the goals of cheek lift surgery is to restore the malar pad to a better position.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, FACS
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cheek lift can lift jowls

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The term cheek lift can mean different things to different plastic surgeons, but usually includes the skin and SMAS. If the SMAS is addressed, the jowls will be lifted as well.

Anne Taylor, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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A matter of technique

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With a standard SMAS flap cheek lift, the jowls should be tightened.  You may also need some selective liposuction to the jowls.

Stuart H. Bentkover, MD
Boston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cheek lift for jowls

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  • Jowls are best improved by a lower face and neck lift.
  • Descent of cheek tissue is best improved by a cheek lift.
  • The cheek lift may lift jowls slightly.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
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Ultherapy cheek lift with jowl lift in Los Angeles

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Our office specializes in Ulthera non surgical cheek lifts which can work on the lower face and jowls. This is an excellent modality for facial rejuvenation. 

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Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Cheeks and jowls

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Here's an unusual example where I disagree with Dr. Rand's response. 

The cheeks are a separate anatomic area from the jowls and they age by loss of tone, possibly volume, and descent. The jowls are held at the naso-labial fold level and aging results in both descent and medial fall which is better addressed by dissection and lift upward and back as in part of a facelift or extended necklift. 

I would not count on any long term improvement of the jowls with a cheek/midface lift alone.

Scott L. Replogle, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Cheeklift or Midface Lift to improve Jowls

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Lifting the cheeks can help the jowl area- especially if volume is added to the cheeks simultaneously (cheek implants). Visit our San Diego facelift gallery for some examples.

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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cheek lift versus face lift for jowl improvement

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A face lift  or a mini lift corrects  the jowls by tightening them. A cheek lift in our practice  involves placement of cheek implants to give a volumetric augmentation to the cheek area, not a vertical lift. For examples of  what facelift can accomplish, please see the link below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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