What is a Mid-Facelift?

A mid-facelift is a cosmetic surgery that corrects sagging skin in the mid-face and tightens the skin in this area. It provides the face with a younger-looking appearance and reduces the sunken look in the under-eye area that comes with age. A mid-facelift only targets the mid-face region.

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.

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What are the benefits of a mid-facelift?

A mid-facelift is a highly effective rejuvenating surgery and can create massive benefits for your appearance. Some of the benefits of mid-facelift are as follows:

  • Defined, tighter, younger-looking cheeks
  • Less puffy eyes
  • Less prominent nasolabial folds
  • More open and alert eyes
  • Younger-looking appearance overall
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What Does a Lower Facelift Address?

  • Jowls
  • Loose neck skin
  • Poorly defined jawline
  • Wrinkles, folds, and creases
  • Downturned corners of the mouth

What is the Recovery Process from a Mid-Facelift?

The recovery process after a mid-facelift tends to be shorter and easier than a full facelift because the treatment focuses on a more specific area of the face. There will be some swelling and bruising after the procedure. However, the majority of this should go away within the first two days. It should take one to two weeks for you to make a complete recovery. It’s advised that to promote healing during the first few days of the recovery period you frequently ice the area and keep your head elevated when you sleep. You can also take pain medication to reduce any discomfort.

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What are the risks of a mid-facelift?

A mid-facelift is a safe and effective surgical procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Afrooz. It is very rare that complications could occur. Some potential risks include:

  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Facial paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
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Who is a good candidate to receive a mid-facelift?

If you are an adult in good health and you are looking to correct sagging cheek skin and loose skin around your eyes to restore a younger look to your overall facial appearance, you may be a good candidate for a mid-facelift. You must also have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery. If any of the following conditions apply to you, you may not be a good candidate for a mid-facelift:

  • You are currently pregnant or nursing.
  • You smoke.
  • You have a history of heart or pulmonary issues, as these can create complications with the anesthesia.

What can you expect when you receive a mid-facelift from Dr. Afrooz?

When you have your consultation with Dr. Afrooz, he will discuss with you your medical history and aesthetic goals. He will examine your face and the desired treated area. If he determines that you are a good candidate for a mid-facelift, he will create a detailed treatment plan for you.

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Why choose Dr. Afrooz for your mid-facelift?

Dr. Afrooz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience in creating phenomenal plastic surgery results. He is one of the best plastic surgeons in the Miami area and treats all his patients with a unique individualized approach. He has a detailed eye, and your results with him will be masterfully created, leaving you with a natural, rejuvenated look.

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