As people age, facial skin loses elasticity and tone, while cheeks and eyelids tend to sag, creating a tired and uncomfortable appearance. Middle face lift surgery, also known as cheek lifting surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to achieve a fresh, youthful appearance by removing sagging of the lower fat pad area in the cheek regions and providing fullness to the eyes and cheeks. The middle face lift surgery targets the area around the nose, eyes and corners of the mouth. These procedures are particularly effective for patients who require cheek height when the areas under the neck and chin need not be removed.
How To Do Middle Face Lift Surgery?
Some doctors perform middle face lift surgery with traditional lower face lift techniques. Many doctors use endoscopic face lift techniques to improve sensitivity and recovery time. Middle face lifting can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia with sedation. During the application, small, deep cuts are made in the muscle tissue of the face. In the most preferred endoscopic face lift technique, an endoscope (a small, camera-like device) is placed in the incisions to internally visualize the region. After incisions are made, the doctor adjusts the fat and muscle tissue by pulling up the middle of the face to smooth and tighten the skin. Finally, the cuts are sutured and the healing process begins.After endoscopic mid-face lift techniques, the typical recovery time is approximately 1 week after a mid-face lift application. In mid-face lift surgery, rapid results are obtained because there is less focused and less cuts in place of standard face lift or deep straight face lift, since there will be much less bruising and swelling in the operated area in middle face lift patients.
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What Should Be Done After Middle Face Lift?
Middle face lift surgery dramatically changes the appearance. Recovery usually lasts from 7 to 10 days. Exercise and strenuous sports should be avoided for one week after surgery. Minimum bruising and swelling after the procedure is relieved using ice for the first 24 to 48 hours. It should not be exposed to direct sunlight and 2.5-3 liters of water should be consumed daily to accelerate healing. The results are immediately visible and over time, the operative site becomes a natural location.