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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.