Am I a candidate for a mid-facelift?

As we age, our faces are the first areas of our body to show the signs of aging. Areas around the eyes, nose and corners of the mouth all begin to sag from lost tone and elasticity in the skin. A mid-facelift can address that part of the face and restore a more youthful, restful-looking appearance. Read on to learn more about a mid-facelift and whether you’re a candidate for surgery.

The goal of surgery

A mid-facelift will pull up the middle of the face to smooth and tighten the skin. Surgery does this by correcting undereye bags, hollowness in the upper cheeks and reducing nasolabial folds. If you have any of the following characteristics, then a mid-facelift may be right for you:

  • Hollowness beneath the eyes
  • Heaviness or sagging below the cheeks
  • Lengthened area under the eyes
  • Creases and depressions under the eyes
  • Prominent nasolabial folds

Surgery

Dr. Weiner uses an endoscopic method for surgery for a shorter recovery period. First, he makes small, deep incisions in the muscle tissue around the temples and in front of the ear. Incisions will be made within the hairline when possible. An endoscope is inserted into the incisions to allow a complete visualization of the treatment area. Muscles in the cheeks and around the nose are pulled up and stitched into the structures below the eye sockets. This elevates sagging cheek tissue to provide fuller cheeks. Eye bags are removed at this time as well.

Recovery

There should be less bruising, swelling and tissue trauma during a mid-facelift because Dr. Weiner uses an endoscopic method for surgery. Most patients will go back to work and regular activities within a week.

A mid-facelift offers a more natural, less operated-on look that many patients are seeking when turning to plastic surgery to help them turn back time on their face. If you’re interested in learning more about this surgery and other ways to rejuvenate your appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wiener by calling (773) 763-3990 today.

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