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Laxity in the soft tissues in the mid-face causes sagging cheeks and nasolabial fold prominence. A variety of procedures are available to rejuvenate the aging of the mid-face. There are non-surgical options such as Botox and dermal filler, less invasive procedures such as thread lift and more invasive but more permanent options such as mid-face lift. 

Mid-face lift procedure (known by some as cheek lift) is a new trend in cosmetic medicine. It is different, less invasive than a traditional facelift while affecting areas which are not changed during the traditional procedure.

As the name suggests, mid-face lift treatment focuses on the mid-face area, especially cheeks and skin around eyes. Although this procedure was often needed after the middle ages, young patients also prefer to have it. While it cannot be counted as a non-surgical facelift, the scope of cosmetic surgeon's inference is smaller than in traditional facelift. A mid-face lift procedure is sometimes combined with a traditional facelift as well as with other procedures, such as neck lift, to provide a more holistic effect in rejuvenating one’s appearance.


All men and women who have to sag under their cheeks and eyes are good candidates for mid-face lift. Nevertheless, in order to undergo this cosmetic surgery, the patient should be in good general health. Although this is an almost non-surgical facelift (especially compared to conventional facelift union it can still carry some risks that can be minimized if a patient has good health and does not have significant health conditions. The doctor will give the final decision about whether or not to be a candidate.

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Patients who smoke, patients suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes, or other serious medical conditions may not be the right candidates for the mid-face lift procedure.


How many trips do I need to take abroad to complete the procedure? 

You will need 1 trip abroad to complete the whole procedure, and follow up with your local doctor. 


How long should you stay in the hospital after the surgery? 

You may spend one night in the hospital after the procedure to monitor your status. 


How long is the procedure? 

The surgery will take 2 to 5 hours


Smoking is prohibited for a certain period before the mid-face lift procedure. The same goes for all blood-thinning medicines like aspirin. Doctors make a medical assessment to determine if you can undergo this plastic surgery.


There are two main techniques in mid-facelift surgery:  

  • The traditional approach to mid-facelift surgery means face lifting by pulling up the cheek muscles through a small incision in the lash line.
  • In more sophisticated and nowadays quite popular mid-face lift technique called the endoscopic or endocrine mid-face lift, the incisions are performed in the patient’s temple. Through them, endoscopes with attached tools are led to cheek area under the skin. Also, this technique results in high patient satisfaction, and the scars are inconspicuous and hidden in the hair-bearing skin.

Mid-face lift recovery doesn’t involve a hospital stay. After a mid-face lift procedure, recovery time is generally about one week. Because this procedure is less invasive than a standard facelift. This period will even be shorter when endoscopic mid-facelift techniques are used.

 

For the first one-two weeks after the mid-face lift, it is recommended to stay at home due to bruising and swelling involved. At the end of this period, patients can return slowly to their everyday lives, including work. The final results of this facial plastic surgery become visible as the swelling decreases within a few weeks after the operation.


Mid-face lift procedure may relatively be less risky; however, since it includes operating on cheek muscles, it carries certain risks and some potential complications. Apart from risks associated with any plastic or cosmetic surgery using incisions such as excessive swelling and bruising or infection, there is also a possibility for nerve damage and connected to it temporary or permanent numbness. 

However, the risk of their occurrence is small in the case of mid-face lift. Still, it is better to consider them while choosing a specialist to perform this plastic surgery.


The most important and common side effects of mid-face lift are bruising, swelling and inflammation. However, as long as they aren’t excessive, it is a normal post-operational occurrence connected with mid-face lift.


Mid-face lift enjoys a high success rate, mostly because it is almost a non-surgical facelift. According to a patient satisfaction study, 89% of the patients believed that they appeared at least 13 years younger than their actual age after their mid-face lift surgeries. 

However, since it is a quite complicated facial plastic surgery, please ensure that the specialist who will take care of your mid-face lift and try to find one of the best mid-face lift surgeons for achieving higher satisfaction. 


The effect of the mid-face lift procedure is very satisfactory. After surgery, the skin on the cheeks will look younger, the whole face will be rejuvenated, and patients may feel as if they have met a new, younger version of themselves. For this reason, face lifting of this kind gains increasing popularity, especially that it is less invasive than a traditional facelift, including a neck lift and much deeper inference.


Why Should I Choose a Mid-face Lift?
The mid-face lift helps to improve the appearance of the skin on the cheek and the skin under the eyes. This procedure focuses on a particular area. Therefore, its scope differs from that of a traditional facelift. Additionally, incisions performed in the mid-face lift are much smaller than in the older techniques. 

 

How Long Does A Mid Face Lift Last?

The mid-face lift can last anywhere from two to ten years. One of the most important factor to lengthen this period is the surgeon's skill, as is the type of facelift technique. 


Is Going Abroad for Mid-face Lift a Good Idea?
There is no need to worry about the quality of mid-face lift abroad. Mid-face lift in Turkey or other popular health tourism destinations is a good decision for many reasons. Firstly, the quality of facial plastic surgery in these countries can be compared to Western Europe or the US, thanks to the experience and successful results of clinics targeting international patients. Second, the cost advantage is also significant. Deciding on a mid-face lift in Turkey or another country, you can be sure that even adding prices of plane tickets and accommodation, you will save some money. Additionally, you can mix the mid-face lift procedure with pleasant sightseeing during the recovery period.


This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in February 2022