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I've had a cheek lift but unfortunately I was left with a lump and now my cheek is sagging.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 06 February 2012

Question

I've had Bell's palsy since I was 16 years of age, I am now 56.

I've had a cheek lift in 2005 but unfortunately I was left with a lump and now my cheek is sagging again and has lost its shape.

The left side of my face is ok but the right hand side(Bell's palsy side) is not.

What would you advise?

Answer

I am assuming that the intervention you refer to is mid-face lift.

In essence, there are several types of treatment available for facial palsy, and several NHS centres that specialise in these treatments.

One of the interventions that can contribute balance to the appearance of the face, and may be suitable in your age group, is a facelift with differential tension.

The image labelled number 9 on the face and neck lift gallery of photographs is such an example.

There are also options for facial slings or even using thread lifts to improve the appearance and symmetry of the face, and I would advise that you at least take the opportunity and discuss your concerns also with a colleague that specialises in facial palsy treatment in the NHS.

I would be very happy to see in consultation and discuss, and perhaps use 3-D imaging to evaluate the characteristics of the asymmetry and the potential areas of improvement.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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