What is a mid-face lift?
A mid-face lift, also known as a cheek lift, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the mid-face area, including the cheeks and under-eye region. As we age, the natural fat pads in the cheeks may descend, causing a hollow or sunken appearance. Additionally, the skin in this area can lose elasticity, leading to wrinkles and sagging. The procedure addresses these concerns by lifting and repositioning the underlying tissues to restore volume, improve contour, and reduce wrinkles.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates for a mid-face lift are typically individuals seeking to restore a more youthful and vibrant look to their middle of the face. Consulting with a board certified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Warner, will help determine if a lift is the appropriate solution based on individual facial anatomy and desired aesthetic goals.
What can I expect during the procedure?
This procedure can be performed using different techniques, including endoscopic or minimally invasive approaches. By repositioning the tissues, the mid-face lift creates a more youthful and harmonious facial appearance. The results are long-lasting, and the incisions are discreetly placed to minimize visible scarring.
What can I expect after the procedure?
During the recovery period after a mid-face lift, it is important to allow sufficient time for healing and to follow the post-operative instructions provided to you. Initially, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.
Cold compresses and keeping your head elevated can help reduce swelling. It is common to have sutures or dressings in place, which will be removed during a follow-up appointment.
Most patients can expect a downtime of about one to two weeks, during which time it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities and follow a modified diet. You may gradually resume normal activities as advised. It is normal for the results to continue to improve over several weeks as the swelling subsides, revealing a rejuvenated mid-face appearance with improved contour and reduced wrinkles.
Schedule a mid-face lift consultation in Orlando
If you are interested in a mid-face lift procedure, schedule a consultation with an experienced, board certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Warner. He provides rejuvenating treatments in procedures in the Orlando area. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to get started.