A mid-face lift restores fullness to these areas and this makes the patient look younger. Because the mid-facelift procedure corrects some of the early signs of aging, we find it gives a rejuvenated appearance to somebody who has started the aging process but does not yet feel the need for a full-facelift.
This procedure is especially dramatic when combined with other procedures such as a brow lift and eyelid surgery. The combined procedures rejuvenate the cheekbone area and brighten the eyes. Many mid-facelift patients in their late thirties to late forties can have marked improvement in their appearance with a procedure whose scars are all hidden in the hairline.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MID-FACE LIFT SURGERY?
A small incision is made above the ear and the skin is elevated to the level of the cheekbone. Another incision is made either inside the mouth or in the lower eyelid (where a standard lower eyelid incision would be made). Sutures are used to grasp tissue so they can be elevated and fixed under the scalp incision. This restores the cheek tissues to a more youthful position.
The scalp skin is then pulled in the same direction. This rejuvenates the area around the outer corner of the eye.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM MID-FACE LIFT SURGERY?
Most patients undergoing a mid-facelift require only a week off from work or other regular activities. There is usually minimal bruising associated, but some swelling may occur. Using ice for the first 24 to 48 hours can help control swelling.
HOW MUCH DOES A MID-FACE LIFT COST?
The cost of around the mouth surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $8,000. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.