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What Is A Mid Face Lift?

What Is A Mid Face Lift?

We’ll dive into what exactly this procedure entails and why it might be the perfect solution for those seeking a more youthful look.

Is your face starting to show signs of aging, specifically around the midsection? Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance without resorting to invasive surgery? Look no further than the mid face lift! In this blog post, we’ll dive into what exactly this procedure entails and why it might be the perfect solution for those seeking a more youthful look. From understanding the reasons behind facial sagging to exploring non-surgical options, let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about mid face lifts. Let’s get started!

Introduction to Mid Face Lifts

A mid face lift (MFL) is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the middle of the face. The MFL can be combined with other procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and/or a facelift.

The doctor will make incisions in the hairline near the temples, continuing down in front of the ear and into the hairline behind the ear. The skin is then lifted and any excess fat is removed or repositioned. The underlying muscles are tightened and loose skin is trimmed away. The skin is re-draped over the new contours of your face and any incisions are closed with stitches or surgical tape.

You will likely experience some swelling and bruising after your surgery, which should subside after a week or two. You may also have drains in place to help remove excess fluid from the surgical area. These will typically be removed within a few days after surgery. It’s important to follow all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing.

Benefits of Mid Face Lifts

A mid face lift can provide numerous benefits for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their midsection. Specifically, a mid face lift can help to:

-Lift and tighten sagging skin in the midsection
-Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
-Improve the overall contour of the face
-Create a more youthful appearance

All of these benefits can be extremely beneficial for patients who are looking to improve their appearance. If you are considering a mid face lift, be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

What Are the Different Types of Mid Face Lift Procedures?

A mid facelift, also known as a mid-face lift, is a type of cosmetic surgery that is used to improve the appearance of the middle area of the face. The procedure can be used to correct sagging skin, wrinkles, and drooping in the cheeks and around the mouth. It can also be used to improve the appearance of the jawline.

There are several different types of mid face lift procedures that can be performed. The type of procedure that is right for you will depend on your individual needs and goals. Your surgeon will work with you to determine which type of procedure is best for you.

One common type of mid facelift is called a temporal lift. This type of procedure is done by making incisions in the temples and lifting the skin upwards. This can help to improve the appearance of drooping in the cheeks and around the mouth. It can also help to reduce wrinkles in this area.

Another type of mid facelift is called an upward buccal fat pad removal. This type of procedure involves removing excess fat from the cheeks using small incisions. This can help to create a more youthful appearance in this area.

A third type of mid facelift is called a transcutaneous lower eyelid tightening. This type of procedure involves making small incisions underneath the lower eyelashes and tightening the skin. This can help to improve the appearance of drooping in the lower eyelids and under-eye bags

Who is a Candidate for a Mid Face Lift?

If you are not happy with the way your cheeks look, a mid face lift may be right for you. This procedure can help to add volume to your cheeks, and make them look more youthful. It can also help to improve the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth. If you have loose skin around your eyes, a mid face lift can also help to tighten this area.

Candidates for a mid face lift should typically be in good health and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your facial anatomy to determine if a mid face lift is right for you.

What to Expect During the Procedure?

Most mid face lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia and take approximately two hours. During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions along the hairline near your temples, extending down in front of your ears. Once the incisions are made, your surgeon will gently elevate the skin and underlying tissue before repositioning or removing excess fat. The skin is then redraped and any excess is removed. The incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape.

Post Operative Care and Recovery Time

After a mid face lift, patients will need to take it easy for at least a week while they recover. It is important to keep the head elevated during this time to help minimize swelling. During the first few days, patients may experience some bruising and swelling, as well as numbness in the treated area. These side effects are all normal and will subside with time. Most patients feel well enough to return to their regular activities after about two weeks.

It is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions and to report any unusual symptoms. Patients may be given antibiotics, oral pain medication, and facial and wound care instructions. Care must be taken during the recovery period to avoid additional trauma or injury.

Cost Implications of a Mid Face Lift

A mid face lift can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the surgeon and the geographic location. The procedure is often combined with a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or both, which can add to the total cost.

The cost will also include anesthesia fees and any post-operative care. In some cases, insurance may cover part or all of the cost. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine coverage eligibility.

 

A midface lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets the area between the lower eyelids and upper lip, lifting and repositioning the sagging tissues in the midface region. This procedure is designed to enhance the natural contours of the face, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and improve overall facial harmony. Midface lifts can be performed using a variety of techniques, including endoscopic, minimally invasive, and traditional surgical approaches, and can be customized to suit the unique needs and preferences of each patient. By undergoing a midface lift, patients can achieve a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance.