Cheek Lift Surgery Risks Explained: Benefits & Potential Pitfalls

Oct 11, 2022

Award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS talks about the risks and benefits of one of the most popular facial surgery procedures.

Cheek Lift Surgery Risks Explained: Benefits & Potential Pitfalls

There’s a lot to worry about if you’re planning to get facial surgery - and access to pertinent information is an essential first step.

Dr. Harvey “Chip” Cole discusses the benefits and potential risks of cheek lift surgery, a popular way to “elevate the tissues of the cheeks to restore natural fullness”.

Often combined with blepharoplasty or laser skin resurfacing, cheek lifts are popular solutions for facial correction and anti-aging treatments.

But are cheek lifts safe?

Scientific research shows that cheek lifts are generally safe, with no or minimal risks of serious complications. A 2021 systematic review published in the Special Issue Application of Botulinum Toxin in Clinical Medicine found that AbobotulinumtoxinA has been used successfully to rejuvenate the middle and lower areas of the face. The study found no reports of serious adverse effects, with patient satisfaction being high overall.

If you’re interested in a cheek lift, Dr. Cole recommends that you contact an experienced surgeon to discuss your needs and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Certain conditions may interfere with wound healing (diabetes, steroid requirements, and connective tissue disorders, among others), and you might also need to make some lifestyle adjustments.

Recovery is relatively short, and you should be able to resume your regular activities within one to two weeks after the procedure. Temporary swelling, numbness, and light bruising may occur as part of the recovery process.

With the latest educational campaign, Dr. Cole continues his mission to provide pertinent information for individuals interested in effective surgical procedures. A quadruple board-certified surgeon, Amazon #1 best selling author, and fellowship instructor with two university programs, Dr. Cole has performed over 35,000 surgeries for patients of all ages.

A satisfied patient said: “Dr. Cole is such a wonderful doctor. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable, but he also cares about his patients. I cannot say enough to show my gratitude for what Dr. Cole did for my appearance and life. His staff is caring and amazing. I highly recommend Dr Cole with 5 stars plus.”

A qualified plastic surgeon is your best bet if you’re looking for accurate information on cheek lifts - and Dr. Cole is always ready to help!

Get in touch with Dr. Cole and his friendly staff at Oculus Plastic Surgery to learn more about cheek lifts and other plastic surgery procedures.

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