Mid-Face Lift Rapidly Growing in Popularity
A cosmetic surgery procedure that has lately been attracting a lot of interest has been the minimally invasive mid-face lift. In a recent article in the La Jolla Light, this procedure is reported to be attractive to patients due to its short recovery period and impressive results.
This procedure differs from a traditional face lift in its scope, by focusing specifically on the middle area of the face. Very small incisions are used to remove the appearance of jowls through the tightening of the cheek muscles. Additional surgical or non-surgical facial procedures may be added as necessary for the best overall result.
The Mid-Face Lift Offers Dramatic Results with Minimal Downtime
The incisions for a mid-face lift are often made within the eyelids. As a result, a lower-lid blepharoplasty is included in the procedure, increasing the effectiveness of the result. An upper-lid blepharoplasty may also be included if needed.
Through these incisions, the tissue of the middle face is stretched and secured in place. This effects the entire position of the middle and lower face, providing benefits for the entire facial appearance.
The mid-face lift provides a number of benefits, including:
- More prominent cheekbones, which project an appearance of strength and provide excellent facial balance
- Reduced creasing around the edges of the nose and mouth, an area known as the nasolabial folds
- Healthier, more toned facial skin
Additional procedures and treatments may be added to the mid-face lift to boost its effectiveness and final result. These may include injectables like Botox or dermal fillers, as well as skin treatments such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
While the mid-face lift may be an excellent option for patients who wish to address moderate facial aging, more significant signs of aging may require a more substantial treatment, such as a full face lift or neck lift.