Mid-Face Lift in Reston, VA
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What is a mid-face lift?
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 plastic surgeons can create an individualized treatment plan that suits your cosmetic needs.
Am I a Candidate for a Mid-Face Lift?
A mid-face lift can be an ideal solution for people with volume loss in their faces caused by aging, sagging jowls, or hollowing under the eyes. People considering this procedure should be in good overall health with no serious underlying health conditions or diseases. Even those in the 30 – 40 age range can be considered candidates for a mid-face lift to tighten sagging skin and slow the effects of aging in their facial area. During your consultation, one of our experienced surgeons will examine your skin, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns to ensure that you're a great candidate for this refreshing and rejuvenating procedure.
HOw does a mid-face lift work?
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.
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What can I expect During/After a mid-face lift?
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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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.