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Gain Youthful Volume

The natural aging process, combined with gravity, can cause the mid-region of the face to show some of the earliest signs of aging. Sagging in the cheeks, as well as volume loss, can lead to a deflated and aged appearance.

A mid-facelift is designed to rejuvenate the cheeks and undereye area by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and adding back some youthful volume. At Your Cosmetic Office, we offer a wide range of facelift procedures including the mid-facelift.

What is a Mid-Facelift?

A mid-facelift, sometimes called a cheek lift, is a cosmetic procedure meant to target signs of aging on the middle portion of the face between the upper mouth and eye area. This procedure addresses concerns like sagging cheeks, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eyes. A mid-facelift does not touch the forehead or chin, meaning it is not a comprehensive facial plastic surgery. Instead, you will experience a more youthful-looking appearance with prominent-looking cheekbones and brighter eyes.


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Who is a Candidate for a Mid-Facelift?

The best candidates for any plastic surgery procedure are those individuals who are in good overall health and do not smoke. It is also important that you do not have a medical condition that could potentially affect healing. Mid-facelift procedures are typically done on patients aged 50 or older but can be performed on anyone with mild to moderate signs of aging on the face like sagging, fine lines, or deep creases around the nose. This procedure is great for someone who wishes to add volume to the cheek area or smooth out creases without changing the appearance of the jawline and forehead. The best way to determine your candidacy is by scheduling a consultation at Your Cosmetic Office.

The Mid-Facelift Procedure

You will be put under general anesthesia for the duration of your mid-facelift procedure, which typically lasts around an hour to an hour and a half, so you will not experience any pain or discomfort during the surgery. Dr. Mario Yco will make a small incision above each ear and along the hairline in order to access the underlying facial tissues. He will then separate them from the facial skin to lift the tissue and muscle back into a more youthful position. The fat pads and muscles of the cheeks can also be repositioned at this time to create a higher and more voluminous appearance. Once everything is correctly placed, Dr. Yco will lay the skin back over the tissue before trimming off any excess and suturing the face skin into its new position.

Post-Op Care

Every patient will experience their own unique recovery as the recovery process can depend on age, state of health, and amount of correction. In general, the recovery from a mid-facelift takes about two weeks. You will be asked to avoid rigorous and strenuous activity during this time. About a week after the procedure, you will return to Your Cosmetic Office so Dr. Yco can remove the sutures. You will be advised to sleep in a slightly elevated position to decrease swelling and aid in a faster recovery. The final results of a mid-facelift will be visible 2-3 months after surgery. If Dr. Yco feels you are not recovering fast enough, he may refer you to have hyperbaric Co2 treatments or red light therapy.

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If you are happy with the appearance of your forehead and jawline but want to reduce the signs of aging on your mid-face, a mid-facelift might be the perfect solution for you. Schedule a consultation at Your Cosmetic Office by filling out our online contact form to learn more today.

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