Mid Face Lift Cheek Lift
The Mid Face Lift or Cheek Lift restores the natural
convex shape of the lower eyelid and cheek to correct puffiness
of the lower eyelids, an indentation of the upper cheek and a prominent
naso-labial (nose to lip) fold, or to minimize the look of big eyes.
The mid face lift provides a natural and youthful appearance without
an overdone or pulled look. For a more complete introduction to
the mid face lift, please read Dr. Hoenig's article, "The
Mid Face Lift - 33% More To Facial Surgery ".
and After Midface Lift Photos
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Usually 40s and older, although can be done younger for inherited
A small incision is made inside the lower eyelid or through the
mouth to provide direct visualization of the cheek and lower eyelid.
The tissues are replaced to a more aesthetic position, and the incisions
are closed. Often times a cheek or tear
trough implant is placed simultaneously.
Surgical Time and Recovery:
Mid Face Lift surgery takes 3 to 4 hours using local and tumescent
anesthesia, and IV or oral sedation. Sutures usually dissolve
within a week. Most patients are back to light work after 2 weeks.
A Mid Face Lift or Cheek Lift is sometimes used for reconstructive
purposes, and if so, it may be covered by your insurance. Typical
problems requiring a mid face lift for reconstructive surgery are:
lower eyelid retraction
from previous cosmetic surgery, orbital decompression for tumor
or thyroid eye disease,
and turning out of the
lower eyelid (ectropion).
Mid Face Lift can be combined with a browlift,
fat transfer, facial
implants, botox, and chemical
peels or laser resurfacing.
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