With the mid-facelift procedure, the team at Perich Aesthetics will lift and contour the lines of the face to improve the appearance of sagging cheeks, restore loss of definition, and eliminate deep creases and wrinkles. Clients who opt for this type of cosmetic surgery are pleased with its ability to smooth deep nasolabial folds and jowls while creating a lifted, more youthful appearance.
For many of us, sagging in the cheeks, mid face and jowls are some of the first visible signs of aging. Sagging skin makes us look chronically tired and worn out regardless of how we feel inside. For patients looking for a long-term outcome, mid facelift is the solution. You can also opt to have a mid-facelift alone or pair your procedure with upper lid blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), lower lid blepharoplasty, neck lift or CO2 laser skin resurfacing.
During this procedure, the surgeon lifts the fat pad, muscles, and tissues in the cheek area through incisions near the ears. This adds natural fullness and lift to the mid face for a younger, refreshed profile. You’ll look rejuvenated without the need for repeat procedures such as with injectable fillers.
As with a traditional facelift, clients may experience pain, swelling, bruising, and inflammation at the surgical site. However, these symptoms usually subside within a few days, and most people can go back to work and light activities 2 weeks after their procedure.
As with any incisional surgery, we recommend patients avoid heavy bending or lifting and strenuous exercise for a full six weeks while the tissue heals and to prevent scar formation. The risk for mid facelift complications can be reduced by carefully following post-procedure instructions. Most patients have few scars and experience natural-looking results.
Anyone who is generally in good health and has realistic expectations for the results could be a good candidate for a mid face lift.
If you smoke tobacco, you will need to quit at least one month before your surgery. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor and can cause complications with the healing process after surgery. You will also need to have a full medical exam with your primary care physician to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery. Avoid taking any blood thinners such aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs for at least two weeks before your procedure, these medications increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure.
If you want to learn more about whether a mid facelift is right for you, schedule your consultation with the team at PerichAesthetics today. We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals in our friendly, relaxing environment.