Not all facelifts are created equal. When most people think of a facelift, they think of the traditional procedure where the plastic surgeon “lifts” the entire face upwards to get rid of sagging and wrinkles. The surgeon might also remove excess skin and fat in order to give the face a more defined look.
But there’s also a procedure called a midface lift. It doesn’t focus on the entire face like facelift, but it targets the area of the face most noticeable – the area between the corners of the eyes and the corners of the mouth. When you meet someone or are talking to someone, this is generally where people tend to look. So any wrinkles or sagging are easily seen.
Why Choose A Midface Lift?
As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen and elastin – two very important building blocks of our skin. The result is the skin begins to loosen, causing sagging and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This sagging skin usually affects the cheeks and the area around the eyes. The droopy skin around the eyes can cause one to look constantly tired or look like they’re always scowling.
How Is A Midface Lift Performed?
The surgeon makes two small incisions above the ears. If needed, incisions will also be made near the eyes or inside the mouth. The surgeon will then lift the skin in a way that tightens and smooths out the area around the eyes, cheeks, and mouth. If there is excess fat or skin, the surgeon will remove that as well. Sometimes dermal fillers (including fat grafting) will be used to fine-tune the results of your midface lift.
Who Should Get A Midface Lift?
Only a board-certified plastic surgeon can tell you if this procedure is right for you. During your initial consultation, our surgeon will take a detailed medical history and then examine the area of your face you want to improve. You might be given alternative treatment options, or the doctor will agree that a midface lift is the best course of action. He will then show you before/after pictures of previous patients so you know what kind of results to expect. This is the best time to ask any questions you have or bring up your concerns. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
The procedure itself will either be performed in our state-of-the-art procedure room, outpatient surgical center, or in rare cases, the doctor may admit you to a hospital for the midface lift. Either general or local anesthetic will be used, depending on your preferences and what you discussed with the doctor during your consultation.
What Are You Waiting For?
Call Jefferson Facial Plastics in Philadelphia today to schedule your initial consultation. You can make 2017 the year you start looking younger and healthier, all you have to do is call. From your initial consultation until your last follow-up appointment after surgery, you’ll see why Jefferson Facial Plastics is one of the best medical spas in the country.