Mid Facelift Seattle
The mid facelift is designed to elevate the soft tissues of your cheeks and surrounding areas to a more youthful position. During the aging process the skin, fat, and other tissues of your cheek descend. This creates hollowness beneath the eyes, heaviness in the jowls and deeper folds around the mouth— all signs of aging. The mid facelift can be combined with a neck lift or forehead lift, or it can be performed as an isolated procedure. Frequently, an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, are combined with a mid facelift.
Are you a candidate?
- If you have a flattened appearance to your cheeks or deepening of your nasolabial folds.
- If you desire to rejuvenate the face without undergoing a full facelift.
- Create fullness to the mid face
- Elevate cheeks
- Improve the nasolabial folds
The technique we perform involves making an incision behind the hairline in the temple. Using a small endoscope about the size of a pencil, the soft tissue of the temple and cheek are elevated. Sometimes a small incision is made in the mouth to complete the elevation and ensure that the cheek can be advanced as desired.
Through these relatively small, well hidden incisions the cheeks can be rejuvenated. To maintain this position until the healing is complete a thin dissolvable strap is fixated under the cheek and sutured in the temple. The incision in the hair is closed with either staples or sutures and these are removed in one week. If an incision is made in the mouth, it is closed with dissolvable sutures.
- Sutures are removed seven to ten days after surgery.
- Expect mild facial swelling and discomfort.
- Most patients can return to work or public life two to three weeks after surgery.
- It generally takes six to eight weeks for the majority of the residual swelling to disappear.
Time patience and careful attention to instructions are key factors in the healing process.
Ancillary procedures to Mid Facelift
There are additional procedures that may be considered to enhance results.