Express Lift™ (Suture-suspension cheek lift)

The Express Lift is a cheek lift procedure designed to restore the balance of facial features by repositioning the sagging cheek tissues. As we age, the cheek tissues begin to sag due to loss of elasticity and the effects of gravity. The mid-portion of the face may become flattened and the cheek folds (nasolabial or melolabial folds) may deepen.

The Express Lift™ Procedure

The Express Lift can be performed under local anesthesia or with light sedation. The procedure takes approximately one hour and can be performed alone, or in combination with other facial plastic surgery procedures if total facial rejuvenation is desired. Two small incisions are made in the hairline and one or two very small incisions are made in the cheek next to the deep cheek fold. These incisions are virtually undetectable when healed. A permanent suture is then used to lift and hold the cheek into its more youthful position. This simultaneously improves the fullness of the cheeks and softens the cheek fold.

Express Lift™ Recovery

The recovery period is short, with many patients resuming normal activities within a few days. There may be some swelling, bruising or mild discomfort. Initially, there may be a feeling of tightness or firmness around the cheek or mouth for a brief period of time.

Candidates for the Express Lift™

Patients who have flattening of the mid-face, deep cheek folds or desire to enhance their existing cheek fullness are potential candidates for this minimally-invasive procedure. Schedule a complete facial analysis and confidential cosmetic consultation with Dr. Albert Fox today.

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