Lower eyelid surgery is often combined with a gentle elevation of the cheek.
Midface lifts, often known as cheek lifts, are commonly performed under intravenous
sedation. Through either a lower eyelid incision or a hairline incision, cheek lifts elevate
sagging tissues creating a smoother transition from the eyelids to the lips. Malar bags and
tear troughs can be lessened, and fullness and youth restored.
Recovery is generally several weeks weeks with lifting and bending allowed after the
first seven days. Black and blue is the norm and its length is variable. Long term care
involves appropriate sun protection.