Midfacelift / Cheeklift

Midface lifts (or cheek lifts) are rapidly gaining popularity among patients in the San Francisco Bay Area (Marin, Walnut Creek, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Los Gatos). A midface lift refers to 'lifting' of the tissue in triangle formed by the two corners of each eye and the corner of the mouth. This area, known as the midface, can begin to descend in one's 30s or early 40s.

A midface lift can reverse the subtle changes that occur with age. The restoration of a youthful, 'mounded' cheek is the goal.


The Procedure

Dr. Most uses the most advanced endoscopic techniques to perform this surgery. A small incision is made in the hairline above the ear, and another above the gumline in the mouth. The procedure can be done under 'twilight' anesthesia or completely asleep. Dr. Most can help you decide which type of anesthesia would work best for you.

Patients may expect 7-10 days of swelling in the cheeks and some mild bruising.


Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. He is Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. Most recently, Dr. Most was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® for 2007-2016.


I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact the our Care Coordinator, Amy Mladineo, at (650) 736-3223 to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!

About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

Schedule a Consultation

(650) 736-FACE (3223)