Cheek and Chin augmentation provide a way to bring balance to the proportions of the face and rejuvenate a person’s appearance. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures. Our Team at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City can provide you with excellent care and results from your cheek lift or chin augmentation

Good Candidates for Cheek & Chin Augmentation

If you’re interested in getting a cheek lift in New York City, it’s important to understand more about the procedure. With age, gravity pulls down on the cheek and face, causing a flat appearance. Additionally, the lower eyelid may droop, causing a sad or tired appearance.

A cheek lift or mid-facelift can restore fullness to the cheek and soften the deep lines extending from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth – nasolabial folds. It can also raise the outer portion of the eyebrow, creating a more rested and youthful appearance. The cheek lift may be done as a single procedure or with other facial surgeries.

Non-Surgical Options

Facial fillers such as Voluma and Restylane Lift can also be injected in the cheeks and mid-face to give a temporary lift. Additionally, fat grafting can be performed with the check lift or as a standalone procedure to help with mid-face atrophy and aging.

Dr. Shafer is considered by his patients as one of the top plastic surgeons in Manhattan and offers a natural-looking cheek lift, New York City residents can rely on.

Key Facts

  • Anesthesia: Twilight IV anesthesia
  • Inpatient/outpatient: Outpatient
  • Length of procedure: 2 hours
  • Anticipate: Mild swelling and bruising in the cheeks and around the eyes is possible
  • Discomfort: Moderate, but controlled with pain medication
  • Final result: The results are immediate but the final appearance may take 2 to 4 months as swelling resolves
  • Duration of results: 10-15 years as the body continues to age. Most people have this surgery once.

What to expect

Dr. Shafer makes an incision around and above each ear beyond the hairline to help conceal any signs of surgery. A mid-facelift can dramatically enhance your appearance.


Some swelling and bruising will occur but should subside over the coming days. It typically takes around seven to ten days to recover from a cheek lift. While you will notice results immediately following your procedure, it can take a few months for all the swelling to dissipate so your full results can be seen.

Cost of a New York City Cheek Lift

The cost of the procedure can vary. Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue does offer financing options using CareCredit. During your consultation with Dr. Shafer in his Manhattan office, he will discuss the benefits and price of a New York City cheek lift.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Shafer strives to provide natural-looking results for his cheek lift and mid-face lift patients while placing patient safety and comfort as top priorities. Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City today to schedule a consultation for your cheek lift!

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This office made something rather large and scary sooo easy and pleasant. Love them all! Beautiful office, super nice staff, and Dr. Shafer is a really nice guy… honest, caring, no upsell at all… I couldn’t have made a better choice, and I am thrilled with the results!


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