A mid-face or cheek lift is a surgical treatment designed to improve the look of your cheeks and nasolabial folds. The fat overlying the cheek descends with age so people experience a flattened look of the cheek and more prominent nasolabial folds in addition to loosening of the corners of the mouth. This procedure helps to re-elevate the malar fat pad to reinstate lost volume to the cheeks, reduce the look of nasolabial folds, and raise the corners of the mouth.
Numerous methods are used to carry out a mid-face lift (for more information, see below). We will help you choose the most suitable method which is right according to your preference. We know that every individual has unique needs and anatomy. This is why we examine every individual and then offer a personalized surgical option.
Minimally Invasive Mid-Face Suspension
Dr Haque will raise the malar fat pad and bring back the natural, full appearance of the cheeks without any marks with the help of a 2-3 cm incision at the back of the hairline. Generally, the treatment takes one hours to complete and the recovery time is shorter compared to more invasive mid-face lift procedures. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Patients usually get back home the same day.
Mid-Face Lift with Face Lift
Making use of the similar incision used in a face lift procedure, the malar fat pad can be lifted as well. This treatment is performed as a part of a complete Facial Enhancement procedure. Feel free to contact us to learn about this package in detail.
Mid-Face Lift with Lower Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty
During a lower eyelid surgery, the malar fat pad can also be lifted by means of an incision beside the lash line which heals with a mark that does not show. Lifting of the malar fat pad helps to make the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and corners of the mouth better and perks up the bags and tear troughs around the eyes as well.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mid-Face Lift?
Individuals with flattened cheeks, prominent folds around their cheeks and the regular look of a frown around their mouths should get a mid face lift procedure.
How to Prepare for your Mid-Face Lift
If you have small fine wrinkles around your eyes/corners of the mouth, adding a skin care line like the Obagi Nu-Derm System can be a suitable option in order to get better results and achieve a younger look.
Recovering After Your Mid-Face Lift
Generally, the slight pain after a mid-face lift can be controlled with the help of oral pain medications and it ends within few days. You may experience bruising around the cheeks region but generally it subsides within a couple of weeks. Besides, you may undergo some tightness around your cheeks and mouth that goes away when the tissues heal.
A mid-face is a useful treatment to perk up the look of your cheeks and nasolabial folds. To learn more about this procedure, Contact Us to set up an appointment.