SARASOTA CHEEK LIFT: BEFORE AND AFTER
Choosing to undergo any cosmetic facial surgery can take months or years of research and attending many consults. At Sarasota Surgical Arts, Dr. Sessa and his team of seasoned medical professionals aim to make every step on the journey easy and streamlined.
Preparing For Your Cheek Lift
The first step in Sarasota cheek lift surgery is the consultation with Dr. Sessa. As previously discussed, Dr. Sessa will begin your consultation with a conversation. He will want to garner a good understanding of your goals and expectations for the procedure. Next, he will want to know your medical history and lifestyle to determine you are a good surgery candidate. Finally, he will examine the structures of your face to determine if a midface lift is right for you.
Upon determining you are a candidate, Dr. Sessa will fully explain the procedure and demonstrate the results you can expect. From there, at your pre-operative appointment, you will receive specific and personalized instructions to follow before surgery. Examples of typical instructions may include: ceasing or beginning the use of certain medications, abstaining from drugs or alcohol, and when you can eat or drink prior to surgery.
Sarasota Midface Lift Surgery
On the day of your midface lift, you will come to our state-of-the-art facility in Sarasota, FL. A licensed anesthetist will administer general anesthesia. Once sedated, Dr. Sessa will begin surgery with a small incision in or just above the hairline. Sometimes, if you are having a blepharoplasty at the same time, it may be possible to perform your cheek lift through lower eyelid incisions. However, most midface lifts involve hairline incisions.
Through these incisions, Dr. Sessa will remove extra skin, reposition fat, and may address the facial muscles. The procedure utilizes minimal incisions and takes between one to two hours if performed on its own. If you choose to have a facelift, brow lift, or other procedure with your cheek lift in Sarasota, it may take longer.
Immediately after surgery, you will wake up and be given specific post-operative instructions. Most cheek lift patients go home the same day. You will need a caregiver to take care of you for at least the first twenty four hours following surgery.
Recovery after a midface lift is similar to a traditional facelift recovery. It is normal to experience pain, swelling, and redness. Minor symptoms should clear up in around a week, although residual swelling may last for a month or more.
Most patients return to work and the majority of their activities in about a week. Although strenuous exercise, will continue to have restrictions for at least two weeks.