Can My Sagging Cheeks Be Lifted Without Surgery?

Q:  Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting my cheeks lifted. I am 48 years old and my cheeks sag which makes me look sad.  My face is plenty full as it is very round. What is the best non-invasive method to lift them up?

A: The first thing that I would tell you is that there is not a non-surgical way to lift up the cheeks. There is almost nothing that I know that can lift any part of the body without some form of surgery. Some doctors may tout that they can lift up parts of your face with injectable fillers and in some small amounts that may be possible for some patients in some facial areas. However, with an already full and round face this injectable approach is likely to make you even rounder…and have no real lifting effect anyway. There are cheek lifting operations but really good results from these procedures come from very careful patient selection. Whether you would be a good candidate or not would depend on seeing some pictures of you. As a general rule, very round and full faces are chcallenges for any lifting operation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana