What is a Midface Lift?
As we age, we begin to lose the youthful fullness in the cheek area and the skin and underlying fat may begin to sag downwards. The Subperiosteal Midface Lift treats the middle third of the face, which lies between the eyes and the upper lip. It is performed when a subtler, but still very significant improvement is desired. Anyone considering a Midface Lift must be sure that this procedure will be enough to fulfill their expectations. If a patient requires more drastic results, a full-facelift would be necessary to realize their desired appearance.
In many cases, a Midface Lift is performed in conjunction with other facial surgery for the best overall symmetry and facial appearance. It can also be done alongside other body shaping procedures. A Midface Lift often offers a younger person, or those people with sagging at the mid-face, an alternative procedure to the full facelift with shorter scars and less recovery time.
Who is a suitable candidate for Midface Lift surgery?
If you have deep hollows beneath your eyes, possibly with under-eye bags and/or deep smile lines and you have sagging skin and fat at the cheeks, then the Midface Lift may be the correct procedure for you.
How long does a Midface Lift last?
Results are long lasting, however the ageing process cannot be prevented and such things as gravity, skin type, genetics and lifestyle mean that sagging may occur again in the future.
How is the Midface Lift performed?
Incisions are made either at the hairline, inside the mouth or less often in the lower eyelid skin. All of the soft tissue of the cheek is separated from the cheekbone, and then lifted, repositioned and anchored to the bone (fascia).
Duration of operation: 1 hour
Hospital stay: 0-1 day
What to expect immediately after surgery?
Minimal bruising and swelling may be present, and both are completely normal. These transient effects of surgery usually disappear very quickly. Numbness, tightness and discomfort may be experienced during the healing process, however the face heals quickly in general compared to other areas of the body. An idea of the results you can expect will be visible almost immediately after you have recovered from surgery, however you should wait for six months to appreciate the final results.
How can I hide the signs of the Midface Lift surgery?
Camouflage makeup can be used one week after surgery, and this will help to disguise any discolouration left after this time.
How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life?
Bruising and swelling varies from person to person, however we expect this to be minimal following this procedure. A 5-7-night stay is recommended in Turkey following a Midface Lift. Most people can return to work within 10-14 days following the procedure however there will be some residual swelling, which will subside with time.
Can a Midface Lift be performed without scar?
Scars are part of the healing process. However, depending on the location of the incisions made, the scars from a Midface Lift may well be invisible if they were made inside the mouth or at the lower eyelid. They will be barely visible if made in the hairline.