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The Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
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Mid Facelift

A mid facelift differs from a full facelift because it isn’t as rigorous of a procedure. However, the mid facelift can be used to combat various signs of aging (like a facelift). If you are looking for a procedure that can help you look younger while not requiring you to have a full facelift, this procedure might be the answer you’re looking for.

As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity, and the tissues in the cheeks and jowls begin to descend. The result of this natural (and inevitable) process is threefold: an increased heaviness in the jowls, hollowness around the eyes, and the deepening of the folds around the mouth.

The mid facelift in Seattle, WA is a key component of the cosmetic procedures that can be effectively used to fight these signs of aging. By working to elevate the soft tissues in the cheeks (as well as the surrounding areas), the mid facelift effectively takes years off your appearance by lifting your cheek tissue into a higher, more youthful position.

Is a Mid Facelift in Seattle, WA Right for You?

If your goal is to rejuvenate your face without having to endure the rigors of a full facelift, a mid facelift might be just the answer you’re looking for. Let’s take a closer look at the aesthetic effects a mid facelift can help you accomplish:

  • Elevate your cheeks
  • Bring back a natural roundness to the cheeks
  • Restore youthful fullness to the mid-face
  • Lessen the depth of the nasolabial folds that run from the corners of your mouth to up to the nose

How It Works

When you come in for your private consultation at the Larrabee Center in Seattle, you’ll get to discuss your goals for facial rejuvenation in detail. If it’s determined that a mid facelift will help you meet those goals, Dr. Larrabee will explain how the procedure works and what the recovery process will entail.

Long-term scarring will be effectively minimized with this procedure because the surgical incisions will be made behind the hairline in the temple. In some cases, additional work is done via incisions that are made in the mouth (and therefore entirely hidden), in order to ensure that the cheeks are returned to their full youthful position. These incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches.

The recovery period after your mid facelift entails some mild discomfort and facial swelling. The stitches on the exterior incisions behind the hairline are removed seven to ten days after the procedure. Altogether, you can expect to return to work and your normal daily life in approximately two to three weeks, though it typically takes six to eight weeks for the swelling to dissipate altogether.

For many of our patients, the mid facelift is done in conjunction with other procedures as part of a total facial rejuvenation package. These include:

Schedule your Mid Facelift consultation

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Important Notice

We fully recognize the growing concern and impact of COVID-19 on our workforces and communities. We have spent time gaining knowledge and monitoring this fluid situation on a daily basis, and are putting all efforts forth to protect our patients, employees, and community. In keeping with our mission, The Larrabee Center is recognizing the following initiatives in light of information provided by the CDC and state government.

In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the surgery and aesthetics center tentatively into May. This preventative measure aims to further our commitment to public health and social responsibility. Please text 206-386-3550 or email info@larrabeecenter.com for appointment inquiries.