One part of the facial rejuvenation procedure that your plastic surgeon may recommend is a mid-face lift. The procedure is designed to improve the area of the face from the lower eyelid to the upper lip. This 'mid face' area can droop with normal aging and may need to be lifted for a harmonious result. In some patients, a mid-face lift is done as in isolated procedure.
At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, our board-certified plastic surgeons can create an individualized treatment plan that suits your cosmetic needs.
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"I looked old, tired and angry. I felt old, tired and angry. I had aged way beyond my 58 years and after years of wanting plastic surgery, it was time to take action. My sister had gone to Dr. Robert Sigal at Austin-Weston for breast implant replacements and was very happy with his work, but I wanted a surgeon that had significant experience with facial rejuvenation. After extensive research, it turned out that Dr. Sigal had the exact experience I was looking for. As soon as I met Dr. Sigal , I knew that he was the surgeon for me. We decided on the procedures (rhinoplasty, face/neck lift, mid-face lift, upper and lower bletharoplasty, chin re-shaping, lip and corner mouth lift, fat grafting to various areas and fraxel laser treatment) and then I scheduled the surgery a few months following the consultation to give me time to prepare my skin to ensure the best results from the fraxel. Following the surgery, I spent the night in the Austin-Weston clinic with a full-time nurse watching over me. My nurse made sure I got my medications, checked my drain, kept me company, etc., so I was able to get a good nights sleep. Dr. Sigal had left to do volunteer work in Haiti so Dr. Weston came in to check me over and sent me on my way. Even though I looked like I had been in a bar fight, I had no pain. It was uncomfortable and a little annoying for the first 5 days, but that’s it. I took Valium and Motrin but did not need the oxicodone at all. By the second week, I could go out with makeup. I am now at week 8 and I feel terrific. No more old, tired, angry old lady! I can not express how wonderful this change has been for me. Thank you Dr. Sigal!"- J.A. / Google / Jan 15, 2017
"Upper Eye Lift, Mid-face Lift, Chin Implant - Reston, VA - Friends and co-workers started asking me if I was mad or they would say "you look tired." After seeing pictures of myself I started to see what they were seeing. A friend who had just had some other type of surgery referred me to Dr. Weston. She said he was an outstanding surgeon, his personality was fabulous, and the practice as a whole was awesome. After my first consult with Dr. Weston I..."- S. / RateMDs / Jun 12, 2012
"Upper Eye Lift, Mid-face Lift, Chin Implant - Reston, VA - Friends and co-workers started asking me if I was mad or they would say "you look tired." After seeing pictures of myself I started to see what they were seeing. A friend who had just had some other type of surgery referred me to Dr. Weston. She said he was an outstanding surgeon, his personality was fabulous, and the practice as a whole was awesome. After my first consult with Dr. Weston I..."- S. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2012
"I finally did it and I'm glad.... - Since my search for an outstanding cosmetic surgeon was fraught with hesitation and fear, I exacted a list of required criteria to help keep me moving. After research of several months, I selected Dr. George Weston of the Austin-Westin Clinic in Reston, Virginia to lift my ugly, drooping, wrinkled chin.Dr. Weston's excellent reputation, years of experience, positive patient reviews, detailed..."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 13, 2018
"I had a mini life with augmentation on 10/29/15 and it is not possible to describe the feelings of elation I have every morning when I wake up! Dr. Weston actually worked a miracle! I have hated my breasts since I realized they were done growing. Dr. Weston has made me into a confident, feminine woman from the embarrassed chick I was before.I love what he has done so much that I am taking my friend to see him for a consult!!I will admit, I had one point where I was terrified that they were going to start sagging again but I talked Dr. Weston about my concern, he walked me through how the healing process goes (again!) and showed me how the implants would settle versus how the breast tissue will position and every single fear I had disappeared. I would also like to add that what he explained to me is ACTUALLY happening!!! It wasn't just fluff to get me to stop crying in his patient room! They get more and more beautiful every day and, I swear, if I wouldn't get arrested or fired from my job, I'd walk around topless to share the beauty he created with the entire world!!!!I love my doctor and every single person on his staff!Jessica C.Front Royal, Va"- J.D. / Google / Nov 10, 2016
A mid-face lift is performed through a lower eyelid incision. This small incision is made below the lower eyelashes and the descended mid-face tissues are identified. Sutures are used to grasp this tissue and it is elevated and sewn to the stable tissue over the cheekbone. This restores the cheek tissues to a more youthful position. Excess lower eyelid skin is typically also removed at the time of the procedure. The mid-face lift is performed as a stand-alone procedure or part of a full facial rejuevanation.
Most patients undergoing a mid-face lift require at least a week off from work or other regular activities. The cheek tissues are intentionally over-lifted since they will relax over the first couple of months. There is usually minimal bruising associated with this procedure but some swelling may occur. Using an ice pack for the first 24 – 48 hours can help control swelling. Optimum results will yield a naturally younger look to the face. This procedure is especially dramatic when combined with other procedures such as a brow lift and eyelid surgery. These combined procedures rejuvenate the cheekbone area and brighten the eyes.
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- Average Cost
- From $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
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Many men and women in their late thirties to late forties can have marked improvement in their appearance with a mid-face lift procedure. If you have noticed drooping tissues around your eyes or sagging cheekbones, call our Reston, VA office today to learn more about how a mid-face lift can help you. Our team of plastic surgeons has years of experience and would love to sit down with you to answer your questions about cosmetic surgery.