Cheek Lift Surgery in Tampa Bay, Florida

Whether it’s pesky wrinkles or sagging skin, a cheek lift surgery is a long-lasting solution that will deliver next-level results. Dr. Egozi and the Egozi Plastic Surgery Center in Clearwater, FL, are here to help you eliminate skin concerns and revive your natural appearance with the help of a cheek lift. Dr. Egozi is a board-certified surgeon with years of skills and expertise. He’s attentive and professional, so you can feel confident you’re in good plans every step of the way.

Schedule a consultation today for a custom treatment plan.

What is Cheek Lift Surgery?

A cheek lift procedure is commonly referred to as a mid face lift. It’s designed to lift and smooth the skin in the surrounding cheek area. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon will reposition fat and skin on the face to help restore volume loss, eliminate sagging skin, or reduce the visual appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This procedure helps reduce the signs of aging and provides a more lifted appearance.

Benefits of Cheek Lift Surgery

A cheek lift procedure can help you achieve a younger-looking appearance. This surgery is designed to help restore volume loss in the cheekbone area and eliminate cheek “jowls.” It can also help reduce the appearance of laugh lines and wrinkles around the nose or mouth. 

Some of the benefits of getting a cheek lift surgery include:

  • Long Lasting Results: Cheek lifts generally last between 10-18 years.
  • Short Recovery Time: Most patients can return to their daily activities 8-10 days after the procedure. 
  • Small Incision Scars: The procedure requires small, minimal incisions across the hairline.
  • Younger-Looking Appearance: A cheek lift procedure is the perfect self-esteem boost. Your appearance will appear younger and lifted. 

Candidates for Cheek Lift Surgery

The ideal candidates for a cheek lift surgery are any patients with signs of aging in the face.

The ideal candidate for this procedure would:

  • Hallowed appearance or undereye bags
  • Sagging skin around the cheeks or jawline
  • Nonsmokers or individuals who avoid smoking for at least three months before the procedure and three months after
  • In good physical health
  • Individuals who are not overweight

We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Egozi in Clearwater, FL, to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. 

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, Dr. Egozi will discuss your aesthetic goals with you and evaluate your candidacy. He’ll provide expert recommendations based on your goals and desired outcomes. 

Before the procedure, you may be asked to stop smoking, prioritize a healthier diet, or avoid blood thinners. Dr. Egozi will also discuss the different risks to consider before treatment.

Surgical Techniques for Cheek Lift

The entire procedure takes around two hours. Patients are put under anesthesia. Then, small incisions are made to reposition skin and fat in the cheekbone area. If necessary, the eyelids are trimmed, and the fat bags under the eyes are also removed. 

Recovery After Cheek Lift Surgery

A cheek lift surgery requires minimal downtime with a relatively short recovery time. Most individuals can return to everyday activities 5-7 days after the procedure. You may experience some slight swelling and bruising on the face. This should subside a week after the procedure.

Risks and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks and complications you should be aware of before the procedure. Immediately after, you may experience some swelling and bleeding. While rare, some individuals may also experience infection, nerve injury, asymmetry, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. To avoid any complications, make sure to schedule the procedure with a board-certified surgeon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


How long does the swelling typically last after cheek lift surgery?

Patients may experience swelling five to seven days after the procedure.

Are there any non-surgical alternatives to cheek lift surgery?

A non-surgical alternative would be cheekbone filler. However, cheekbone filler will only last around 6-18 months.

Can cheek lift surgery improve the appearance of under-eye bags or hollows?

Yes. A cheek lift procedure can help restore volume in the under-eye areas and eliminate hollows. A plastic surgeon will reposition the fat and skin to help you achieve a more lifted appearance. The fat bags under your eyes may also be removed. 

Will I experience any changes in facial sensation after cheek lift surgery?

After the procedure, you may feel a slight tingling or numbing sensation. These facial sensations are normal. If the feelings persist after two to three weeks, consider scheduling an appointment with your plastic surgeon. 

Book a Cheek Lift Consultation

A cheek lift surgery is a low-risk procedure that can help you reach your aesthetic goals and eliminate unwanted signs of aging. Dr Egozi is a board-certified surgeon located in Clearwater, FL. He’s here to help tailor a cheek lift procedure plan to help you enhance your features while preserving your natural beauty. 

Schedule a consultation today.



Dr. Eric Egozi, MD – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tampa Bay, Florida

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