The mid-face and cheek area, including the corners of the mouth and eyes, show the earliest signs of facial aging. Sagging of the cheeks and thinning in the mid-face area is a condition that can be improved with a midface lift.
What is Mid Facelift?
Mid Facelift can be a standalone procedure or it can be performed in conjunction with a full facelift. A full facelift procedure has the additional benefits of helping to restore the eyelid areas. You can also combine a midface lift with other procedures such as a lower eyelid lift, tummy tuck, or breast augmentation.
At our surgical center in Newport Beach, the double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis offers mid face lift for Newport Beach men and women. The procedure slows the facial aging process of the face by removing excess skin to soften wrinkles, restore natural contours, and give you a more youthful appearance.
What Is The Best Age For The Procedure?
A good candidate for the facial rejuvenation procedure is a person who suffers from age-related problems in the midface area, a consultation with a surgeon can solve this problem and get on the right track to the desired result.
The corners of the eyes and around the mouth are where the earliest signs of aging appear. Mid cheek lines and sagging develops at different times for each person, so it isn’t easy to specify an age for a mid facelift. As the facial fascia shifts downward, the lower eyelid lengthens, and the cheek begins to descend downward, increasing the nasolabial fold.
In old age, the face becomes more round, with more fullness at the jaw line and becomes like the letter “A”. The face looks most youthful when the middle part of the face has maximum fullness in the cheekbone area and the shape of the letter “V”. Cheek surgery, which may involve malar fat pad removal, is an ideal solution for these concerns.
How Is Mid Facelift Performed?
With small incisions near the hairline and ears, stitches will be placed on the fat pad to help lift the cheek up. The cheek will be lifted to a level as when you were young. Mid facelift procedure will add volume to your face, smooth out nasolabial folds as well as vertical lines and wrinkles running down from your mouth and on the sides of your chin, and remove excess skin. Midface surgery also helps with the cheek contour that can be refined with cheek fillers.
Mid facelift surgery is performed under deep sedation and local anesthesia or a light general anesthesia. The length of surgery, if performed alone, will usually takes less than an hour.
What Are The Alternatives To Mid Facelift Surgery?
You may be able to achieve similar results of a mid facelift without surgery. The best approach for a nonsurgical cheek lift is to use dermal fillers. A mid facelift with fillers does not last as long as surgery, and you will need cheek lift fillers every six to 24 months. At our clinic in Newport Beach, surgeons may also recommend additional non-surgical treatments to enhance the results of your cheek lift nonsurgical options.
Dermal fillers work by adding hyaluronic acid to the skin, as well as collagen stimulators to lift the skin. These products are very effective for adding facial volume in the cheek area, as well as around the nose and mouth.
- Sculptra® is an injectable dermal treatment that contains poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that is clinically proven to stimulate collagen production. Results last up to two years.
- Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid that binds with water to add volume to the cheek and midface area. Results last up to 12 months.
- Voluma® XC is a hyaluronic acid product that is specially designed for the cheek area. Results last up to 18 months.
Mid Facelift FAQ
Mid facelift recovery period time varies by person, as each person’s body heals at a unique pace. After surgery, patients will not have a lot of swelling and bruising, but their faces will feel tight. Post operative recovery from a mid facelift takes about five days to one week.
It is common for patients to feel anxious during the recovery because they are concerned with how their face will appear. On average, it takes four to six months or longer for the final results to appear. This is the amount of time that it typically takes the bruising and swelling to subside.
Mid facelift procedures are often perceived as an option for surgery to make a face smaller. Although this is not the primary goal of the procedure, it may be possible to remove and relocate fat in the cheeks. Therefore, it can be perceived as a smaller face surgery for men and women who feel that their midface region has too much fullness.
There are a few key differences between mini and mid facelifts. A mini facelift is a shorter, more targeted surgery that addresses specific areas of the face, such as the lower cheeks and jawline. A mid facelift is a more comprehensive procedure that lifts and tightens the entire face.
Mid facelifts also usually require more downtime; patients generally need to take at least two weeks off work to recover. Mini facelifts typically have a shorter recovery time, so patients can often return to work within a few days.
The choice between these two procedures depends on your specific needs and goals. Our surgeons perform the best mini or mid facelift in Newport Beach
Post Operational Instructions
After undergoing plastic surgery, following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon is crucial for optimal healing and recovery. These instructions may include caring for the surgical site, managing pain, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important to keep the surgical area clean, take prescribed medications as directed, rest and avoid strenuous activities, and adhere to a balanced diet while staying hydrated.
Attending follow-up appointments will allow your surgeon to monitor your progress and provide further guidance, ensuring a successful outcome from your plastic surgery procedure.