How Long Does Cheek Lift Results Last?

How long does a Cheek Lift last and when it starts to be pulled down by gravity how will it affect the lower eyelid. Will it pull down the lower eyelid?

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Duration of a Cheeklift

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A cheek lift will last the rest of your life. Although you will continue to age after your surgery, you will always look better than you would if you didn't have the surgery. Depending on the technique used for the lift, it is not unreasonable to expect improvement for about 10 years.

Although your eyelids may sag do to loss of tone, the cheek lift will not influence this aging process. The surgery itself may pull the eyelids down if not done properly. This is rare when done by an experienced surgeon.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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3-7 years

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A cheek lift could last 3-7 years depending on the technique used and the patients anatomy. You will continue to age after your surgery so having the surgery will definitely help during that process. Depending on the procedure and the technique used, the cheek lift should not influence your lower eyelids and drag it down, unless the lift was not done properly.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Longenvity of cheek lift and effects on the lower eyelid

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Cheek lifts tend to last anywhere from 5-10 years.

The affects on the lower eyelid depend on the method in which the lower eyelid was supported at the time of the procedure and vary tremendously among surgeons with use of canthopexy, canthoplasty, muscle suspension, suture suspension, bone anchor or fixation devices, etc. The inherent laxity of the lower eyelid will also play as role as does the vector of forces on the eyelid-cheek junction. If poorly supported lower lid retraction or ectropion can develop.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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