The Mid-face Lift: Your Guide to a Youthful Appearance
When you think of plastic surgery, you might immediately picture the classic facelift: an invasive and expensive procedure that requires general anesthesia and weeks of recovery time. While it’s true that facelifts can offer dramatic improvements in your appearance, they aren’t the only plastic surgery solution available, and they’re not always ideal for everyone. In fact, Dr. Suissa has found that one of her most popular cosmetic procedures is actually much less invasive than a traditional facelift—a procedure she calls the mid-face lift.
What Is the Mid-Face Lift?
A mid-face lift is an outpatient procedure that can help redefine your natural facial contours by removing excess skin and fat deposits. The result is a more youthful appearance with lifted cheeks, a smoother jawline, and less wrinkles.
How Does the Procedure Work?
The surgery takes about one hour, and then your doctor will use sutures or staples to close the incision.
It’s important for you to get plenty of rest before and after the procedure, both because the mid-face lift is an extensive operation but also because the healing process can be painful.
Risks and Complications
Consult with your physician if you are considering having this procedure. Side effects can include bleeding, infection, temporary numbness and the inability to close one eye. There is a chance of overcorrection which can affect your ability to open your mouth or chew. Finally, swelling after surgery could last for up to six months with continued discomfort for more than two weeks.
Lifting sagging skin around the eyes, nose, and mouth can be done via cosmetic surgery or by using injectable fillers. Following recovery from any surgical procedure, it is best for patients to refrain from strenuous activities and hot showers for five days.