Using minimally invasive techniques with limited incisions, the droopy cheek tissue can be lifted up over the cheekbone restoring the more prominent youthful contour, improving the tear trough and bagginess of the lower lids, and softening the undesirable cheek fold. Incisions are typically hidden inside the mouth, between the gums and the lips, and in the temple. At times, when a lower eyelift is performed at the same time, the same incision may be used to perform a midface lift.
Subperiosteal midface lift
This is a deep technique of cheek lifting where all the tissue are lifted from the cheekbones and re-suspended in a higher place. Incisions are made inside the mouth and in the temple. It gives the most dramatic and long-lasting improvement, but there is also typically more swelling with this technique.
The SOOF (sub-orbicularis oculi fat) is an acronym for the fatty tissue of the uppermost part of the cheek, next to the fatty tissue of the lower eyelid. SOOF lift can be performed through the same incisions used for a lower blepharoplasty (lower eye lift) surgery.
Endotine midface suspension
This technique involves use of an absorbable implanted device that aids in maintaining the cheek lift. The device is typically used with the subperiosteal technique of cheek lifting. The device keeps the cheek in the lifted position for a longer period of time, allowing for a better long-term result.
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