The aging process can dramatically affect the look of the skin. Over the course of time, the skin will start to lose its tone and elasticity, causing the eyelids and cheeks to develop a saggy appearance. These changes will result in a haggard and tired look.

The mid-facelift is the perfect solution to these problems, resulting in a youthful and smooth look to the cheeks and lower eyelids. The procedure has been known to give its patients a more natural appearance while reducing the signs of aging in the facial region.

The Mid-Face Area

The mid-face region is the triangular area sitting between the cheekbone’s highest point and the cheek’s central area, where it eventually meets the nose. Then it goes down towards the sides of the mouth, creating a triangular shape on the face.

That area of the face tends to develop the most obvious signs of aging such as a lack of volume in the cheek area, laugh lines that tend to develop in the nasolabial folds, and the hollow look below the eyes. The mid-facelift is designed to give that area a lift and bring back your youthful and vibrant features.

Who Are Candidates for The Mid-Facelift Procedure?

As this is a surgery that mostly targets the eyes and nose area, as well as the corners of the mouth, the procedure is more effective on people who are seeking cheek elevation without affecting the neck or the area under the chin. The midface lift also helps eliminate dark circles under the eyes.

The best candidates are those who are in good general health and free from any underlying health conditions that may cause complications. You will need to have realistic expectations and be ready to follow any instructions given to you by your doctor.

The Mid-Facelift Technique

The mid-facelift can be performed using many different techniques. Incisions to approach this area can be made in the temple area, around the eyes, or in the mouth. The cheek can be elevated with suture material, either dissolvable or non-dissolvable implants.

Dr. Yoash Enzer has been performing cheek and midface lifts for over 20 years. His experience has shown that the safest and most effective technique is to raise the cheek through a small incision in the outer corner of the eyelids. This allows a clean vertical lift nasally, transitioning to a more diagonal lift laterally. This approach also enables the surgeon to tighten the muscle hammock under the eyes and remove or reposition the lower lid fat pads. This procedure also can lift jowls in the jawline, and soften nasolabial folds. It combines well with other eyelid and facial surgeries.

Recovery Time

The typical healing period for this procedure is about 2-3 weeks. After the second week, patients are able to return to light physical activities. Swelling is to be expected and considered normal in a facial surgery, but it will subside quickly. You should make sure to take the appropriate time to rest to ensure the best results possible.

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A mid-facelift is an effective cosmetic treatment for reducing the signs of aging while being less invasive than a traditional facelift. Not only will you gain the youthful look you desire, but you will also benefit from a shorter period of downtime. If you’re interested in learning more about the treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Rhode Island’s leading cosmetic specialist, Dr. Yoash Enzer.