As we get older, we tend to lose facial fat in our cheeks, under our eyes, and on the tops of our mouths. This area is known as the mid-face, and fat loss in this region creates drooping skin and vertical folds that age the face. A mid-facelift, also known as a cheek lift, is a surgical procedure that corrects sagging cheeks and aging lines and provides a taut, rejuvenated look to the skin.
What is the Procedure of a Mid-Facelift
A mid-facelift requires general anesthesia. When you are sedated, small incisions will be made around your ear and hairline. The incisions will be created to minimize and hide any potential scarring. After the incisions are made, the fat pads on your cheeks will be lifted, and minuscule sutures will be used to hold them in place. The muscles in the middle of your face will also be lifted. If needed, any stubborn fat deposits or damaged tissue will be removed as well. The incisions are then closed with either sutures or surgical tape.