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Loss of skin elasticity and facial volume can give a flat, droopy, gaunt or aged appearance to the eyes and cheeks. A mid-face lift restores a more youthful contour in a surprisingly dramatic, but natural way.
If your facial changes are subtle, you may wish to consider injectable treatments to provide better cheek definition and volume or to address developing creases in your lower face.
If you are older, your interest may be in diminishing an elongated distance between your eyes and your cheeks, which is a distinctive sign of aging. We can rejuvenate the sagging soft tissues of your cheek and lower eyelid areas through our cosmetic surgical procedure called the “midface lift.” Often, as aging typically causes a loss in your facial volume, we combine this lifting and tightening procedure with the addition of volume through injectable treatments designed for specific facial areas, or by replenishing your volume with your own natural fat through a procedure known as “fat grafting
At Plastic Surgery Northwest in Spokane, our choice of technique for your mid-face procedure will be made from our extensive knowledge of anatomy and a variety of factors based on your individual situation. Some people may benefit from a midface lift alone, but others should consider this technique as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Your mid-face enhancement procedure can achieve subtle or dramatic results, depending on your desired outcome. Your recovery, as with any type of plastic surgery, will include a period of restricted activities. You will likely return to work and other normal activities within a couple weeks.
Mid-Face Lift Candidates
You are a good candidate for a mid-face lift procedure if you’re bothered by a droopy appearance in your upper cheek and lower eyelid area. People who want to get rid of undesirable thickness beneath their cheeks, noticeable nasolabial folds, and a sunken appearance under their eyes are also good candidates.
To be eligible for mid-face lift surgery, you must be in good health and free of any chronic medical disorders that could slow down your recovery. During your pre-operative visit with one of our experienced medical practitioners, you should discuss your surgical expectations.
Mid-Face Lift Preparation
A consultation with a plastic surgeon is the initial stage of the mid-face lift procedure for facial rejuvenation. Your surgeon will go over your medical history, discuss your options, and answer any questions you may have during this session.
Several weeks before your mid-face lift surgery, you will be told to quit smoking. You should also stop taking certain medications or make changes to your current ones as directed by your surgeon. This is because certain medications can increase the chance of surgical complications such as bleeding.
The Mid-Face Lift Procedure
The mid-face lift can be done under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. The approach will depend on your anatomy and goals. At our facility, we can perform a mid-face lift with small incisions that are easily disguised. These incisions are created around the hairline and ear.
Through these small incisions, your surgeon will trim the fat and muscle and reposition the skin for a smoother appearance. If necessary, the underlying fat is relocated or eliminated in modest amounts. Occasionally, very thin layers of fat are transferred to the region for conturing. Your cheeks and other parts of your face are raised and stabilized in a more youthful way.
Mid-Face Lift Recovery
Patients who have had a mid-face lift can normally resume most daily activities within one week of surgery, though vigorous activities should be avoided for several weeks. Your recovery time will be determined by your treatment plan. In the days following your surgery, you can expect moderate temporary bruising, discomfort, and swelling.
View before-and-after photos of mid-face lift.