A beautiful aspect of a face is the youthful fullness of the upper cheeks and cheek bones and the gentle valley below the cheeks and near the corners of the mouth. When a mid-facelift is performed, the patient’s cheeks are lifted and repositioned in their more youthful location over the bony prominence. This results in the patient’s skin appearing tighter, more refreshed, and younger.

Safely achieving natural looking results that are individualized to meet each patient’s unique aesthetic enhancement goals is Dr. Raffi Hovsepian’s primary focus. He strives to exceed the highest standards for ethical, skilled plastic surgery care. He uses his artistic talent and surgical skills to restore a more youthful, yet natural appearance. He recognizes the importance of minimizing incisions and utilizes the "short scar" and other minimally-invasive techniques. Dr. Hovsepian emphasizes the importance of a comfortable and caring patient experience with a rapid healing process.

Learn more about your mid-facelift options and how Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., can support you in meeting your facial aesthetic goals when you request your consultation online or by telephone.

A Cheek Lift (Mid-Facelift) can:

  • Diminish under eye puffiness
  • Improve upper check contour
  • Reduce nasolabial folds
  • Decrease upper lip wrinkles and sagging cheeks

Planning Your Procedure

Facial sagging and wrinkles result from a variety of causes, therefore, each patient requires an individualized assessment and surgical plan. Dr. Hovsepian has experience researching and implementing advanced cosmetic surgery techniques available today and is committed to understanding and meeting each patient’s individual needs.

Dr. Raffi Hovsepian will perform a thorough examination of your facial tissues and discuss your facial enhancement goals with you personally before you agree on a customized plan for the cheek lift technique that can offer the results you desire. Mid-facelifts are often performed in conjunction with lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), endoscopic or coronal brow lift to rejuvenate the area around the eyes or with implants to further accentuate the cheeks.

Cheek Lift (Mid-Facelift) Surgery

Before your procedure, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian and his highly trained staff will meet with you to make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly, while answering any questions you may have. Education, safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care are the hallmark of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience.

Prior to coming into the Beverly Hills surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, this is permitted with a few sips of water.

Mid-facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a near-by aftercare facility or hotel, where a "private duty" nurse is available. The surgery itself generally takes several hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas. Afterward, you will return to your home, aftercare facility, or hotel conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center.

You have a tremendous amount of skill and an artful eye, but to me it is your deep compassion and commitment to your clients, to their results and their feelings along the way that truly take you from a “good doctor to a great doctor”.

Jeanie W. D.

Raffi Hovsepian, MD

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An experienced facelift surgeon, Dr. Hovsepian’s goal is to provide you with the best possible care while utilizing the most innovative advancements in plastic surgery to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

If you would like to meet with Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., in his Beverly Hills office to discuss how he can support you in achieving your goals, request your consultation online or by telephone.

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