The goal of a facelift is to reverse the effects of aging: sagging, wrinkles, and deterioration of the quality of the skin. A facelift procedure can be divided into three components: the upper face (forehead), the mid-face (cheek region) and the lower face (neck). Depending on your age and the quality of your skin, you will need to treat one or two or three of these areas. A mid-face lift is one of the most popular ones among them. This is a cosmetic procedure to reposition the cheek to its youthful position as well as smooth out wrinkles on the skin under the eyes and near the nose.
Who Is This For?
Surgeons will consider you a good candidate for a mid-face lift if you are in good health, do not smoke and have one or more of the following concerns:
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Patients may go back to their works and daily activities within a week.
Success Rate: 89%
How Does it Work?
Most people's cheeks sag and drop with age. The mid-face lift works against the negative effects of gravity. The procedure mainly aims to provide a youthful fullness to the cheek area. Sagging cheeks are softened as well as the nasolabial folds (the folds that run down to the corners of the mouth next to the nostrils). The cheek region above the mouth line is also gently gained a clearer, smoother shape with a mid-face lift.
What Does a Mid-face Lift Surgery Involve?
1. Consultation for Mid-face Lift
After you submit your request for information, you will take an online consultation to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for the mid-face lift surgery. During this consultation, your complaints and requests will have listened, the conditions for candidacy for the procedure and your situation will be compared, and the whole process will be described roughly If everything seems well and this procedure will fully meet your needs, the next stage will come to recommend clinics and surgeons who can perform this procedure.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
At this stage, we will identify and present the clinics and doctors that fit your schedule, budget, and expectations. You will be choosing one of them with the help of your research and our suggestions so that we can complete the entire planning.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon who performs your mid-face lift surgery. Everything about the surgery will be discussed between you and your surgeon during this consultation. The surgeon will listen to you to understand your expectations and goals better and also explain what you should expect from your process and the potential risks or complications of the procedure. You will also decide together the individualized surgical and recovery plan that can be followed. At this stage, it is very important to find the answers to all the questions you have in mind. The surgeon will explain the whole process clearly and try to simulate it as much as possible to make you feel enlightened and well-prepared.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the surgery begins, your surgeon will conduct some physical and blood tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for undergoing surgery. Every patient is required to complete medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery and if any risk observed, surgeons try to eliminate them first.
Mid-face lift surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia with sedation, but local or general anesthesia can also be used. This decision will be made before the surgery by you and your surgeon. The incisions made in the mid-face lift are the same as the incisions made in the traditional facelift; however, the surgeon cuts the muscle tissue of the face more deeply in the mid-face lift procedure. This decision allows the surgeon to pull the muscles around the nose and cheeks. The surgeon then attaches and sutures these tissues to the structures under the eye sockets.
Mid-Face Lift Options
What Should I Expect from Mid-face Lift?
Things You Should Consider Before Mid-Face Lift Surgery
Is Mid-face Lift Procedure Painful?
Postoperative pain can be experienced; however, your doctor will prescribe you pain medication to relieve this pain.
How Long Does the Mid-Face Lift Effect Last?
Typical mid-face lift results last 7-10 years.
What Is the Ideal Age for Mid-Face Lift?
The ideal age is when the first signs of sagging and wrinkles appear on the cheeks, and this is usually mid-40's to early-50's. Then when the effect disappears, a secondary mid-face lift can be performed in the mid-to-late '60s.
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