WHAT IS A MID-FACE LIFT?
The mid-face is defined as the triangular area that sits between the highest point of the cheekbone and the central area of the cheek where it meets the nose and then down toward the nasolabial fold, like an inverted triangular area. This facial zone has been a focus in facial rejuvenation for the last five or ten years. People are realizing that loss of volume and the dropping of the fat pad in that area show obvious signs of aging, such as deeper nasolabial folds, orbital hollowing that accentuates under eyelid puffiness, and jowls. It is the area highest up in the central area of the face where most of the volume resides when people are younger. A mid-face lift procedure is designed to lift that area back up.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MID-FACE LIFT AND REGULAR FACELIFT
The mid-face lift is geared toward the central area of the face, with the goal of undermining the area of the mid-face – specifically the Malar fat pad – and tightening up the midface more than regular facelift techniques are able to accomplish. Mid-face lifting developed because even though regular facelifts gave some improvements in that area, it still was not specific enough or vertical enough in many situations for the type of change people were looking for.
Another difference between mid-face lifts and regular facelifts is that the former lifts the tissue off the bone and repositions it superiorly and laterally. Mid-face lifting uses the same incision that is used for the endoscopic brow lift to raise the tail of the brow.
ARE YOU AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR A MID-FACE LIFT?
If you are tired of using fillers to lessen nasolabial folds, a mid-face lift is a more permanent method of rejuvenating your cheek area. It is also performed to help support your lower eyelids.
The perfect candidate for a mid-face lift is someone looking for central facial rejuvenation. It is a very defined technique which produces a specific set of results. A patient’s preoperative volume status and skeletal framework are important considerations as well. This procedure is for people that have a moderate degree of facial volume and a moderate degree of facial volume drop.
Someone with very full cheeks should not do a mid-face lift because it is only going to make them fuller. If a person is really volume deficient, the this procedure is not going to do much because the procedure will be trying to lift volume that is not there. Patients with insufficient cheek bone projection may benefit more from a cheek implant than from a midface lift.
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MID-FACELIFT IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Rejuvenate your cheek area and lower eyelids with a mid-face lift. Make an appointment for a consultation today by calling (904) 810-5434 or submitting your information via the form below.