What Makes The Midface Lift Unique?

Published on July 12, 2019

Deep lines, folds, and sagging cheeks are some of the most visible and bothersome signs of aging. Many people find that a traditional facelift does not address these concerns fully and instead opt for a midface lift or cheek lift. 

The relatively new cosmetic procedure yields phenomenal results, giving a long lasting, youthful facial contour. The procedure is particularly effective for individuals who only want cheek elevation when the neck and chin areas are smooth and firm.

What Does Mid-Face Lift Procedure Involve?

The mid-face lift involves small incisions that go behind the hairline. Your surgeon then lifts the sagging cheek, creating a firmer and smoother surface. Consequently, the deep nasolabial lines or laugh lines on both sides of the mouth are also lessened. 

Your surgeon will trims off extra skin to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines while removing fatty deposits under the eyes. The end result is a pleasing, firm, and smooth cheek and mid-face that gives you a refreshed appearance.

Why is Mid-face Lift Unique?

A mid-face lift is also called a cheek lift and addresses the issue of sagging cheeks and nearby mid-face areas. While the traditional facelift does not completely treat the lower eyelid and upper cheek areas that tend to lengthen and flatten with age, midface lift offers the best solution to restore the youthful contour of these areas.

Results from the mid-face lift as compared to fillers are more long lasting while the recovery time is quicker than what is offered by a traditional facelift.

At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, our highly skilled surgeons have perfected the most modern techniques while utilizing endoscopic cameras and other advanced technology. A mid-face lift targets muscle and skin in the cheek area that are generally not addressed in a traditional face lift. 

The procedure smoothens and tightens deep vertical lines which run from the corners of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines) and nasolabial folds. The procedure is completed within an hour to 90 minutes. 

The procedure is performed using conscious sedation or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Am I A Candidate for the Mid-Face Lift?

The mid-face lift is an individualized procedure and your cosmetic surgeon is the best person to guide you on your candidacy based on your past and current medical history and your goals and expectations from the surgery.  Generally, ideal candidates are those who satisfy the criteria below:

  • Have sagging and heavy cheeks.
  • Have  noticeable fat bags below the eyes.
  • Have  deep nasolabial folds.
  • Possess hollowness below the eyes.
  • Healthy individuals without serious medical conditions which can enhance risks of surgery or impair healing. 
  • Individuals who have realistic expectations and a positive outlook. 

Pleasing Results And Recovery

The midface lift procedure alters your facial contour dramatically. You will be able to notice the results immediately after the surgery while it takes a week to ten days for full recovery. Many patients find that they only require a week’s leave from work. 

Your surgeon will provide guidelines for you to follow after the surgery that include using sun protection and avoiding cigarettes and certain medications.

Contact Our Office

To learn more about the procedure, contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation today!

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.