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The goal of a mid-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-facelift 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 Can Have Mid-Facelift?

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:

  • Loss of volume or contour in the cheekbones
  • Displacement of fat and tissue in the middle of the face.
  • Loose skin causing wrinkles and folds in the face
  • Bags under the eyes, making you look tired
  • Desire to reverse the signs of aging and increase your self-confidence

Mid-Facelift Treatment Duration

Mid facelift surgery takes 60-90 minutes.

Mid-Facelift Side Effects & Risks

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Blood accumulation (hematoma)
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Nerve damage

Mid-Facelift Recovery Time

Patients may go back to their work and daily activities within a week.

Mid-Facelift Success Rate 

Mid-Facelift surgery has a success rate of 89%.

Mid-Facelift Alternative Treatments

How Does It Work?

Most people's cheeks sag and drop with age. The mid-facelift 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 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 mid-facelift surgery.

During this consultation, 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 best mid-facelift surgeon in Turkey 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-facelift 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 on 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 risks is observed, surgeons try to eliminate them first.

5.       Surgery

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-facelift 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

  • Open Mid-Face Lift: The traditional mid-facelift involves incisions above the ear, inside the hairline. This allows surgeons to remove excess skin in addition to repositioning fat and lower tissue. The open approach is generally recommended for patients who need a bigger correction due to the more advanced signs of aging.
  • Endoscopic Mid-Face Lift: Endoscopic procedures use a special camera and tools for less invasive surgery than traditional techniques. The incisions are only long enough to allow the insertion of the camera and tools to reposition the tissue and create a younger profile. The endoscopic approach does not remove loose skin, so surgeons usually perform this technique for younger patients who need a more subtle correction.
  • Mid-Face Lift with Fat Transfer: When an additional increase in cheek volume is required, surgeons can add a fat transfer to the procedure to create the necessary fullness and produce the best possible results. This procedure involves removing unwanted fat from an area of the body, which is then injected into the middle of the face similar to a dermal filler. This technique has the advantage of providing natural and lasting results.

What Should I Expect from Mid-face Lift?

  • The recovery of a mid-facelift will depend on the technique used in the procedure. Patients undergoing endoscopic mid-facelift can resume their regular activities after 5 to 7 days, while those undergoing open technique resume their activities after one to two weeks.
  • Bruising and swelling are common with both techniques and will go away within a few days or weeks.
  • In the first weeks after the mid-facelift, patients should pay attention to physical protection. Sports, saunas, solarium, and strong sunlight must be avoided for at least 4 weeks.
  • Once the side effects are gone, your results will be completely visible and will last for several years.

Things You Should Consider Before Mid-Face Lift Surgery

  • Before the mid-facelift surgery, your surgeon may prescribe you a certain medication or may adjust your current medications.
  • You should stop smoking.
  • You should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding in the whole process of a mid-face lift.


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?

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 the mid-40s to early 50s. Then when the effect disappears, a secondary mid-face lift can be performed in the mid-to-late '60s.

Is Mid facelift cost abroad affordable?

Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the mid-facelift cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 


Learn more about Mid-Face Lift in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    Cillian, Ireland
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    I had my face lift operation in Turkey. I didn't expect this much, they really take care of you. Had a successful process here, Luna clinic was excellent and most importantly hygienic.
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    Sophia, United Kingdom
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    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
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    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
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    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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