The midface lift is an excellent way to correct sagging of the cheek. While the cheek is tightened with a facelift, it is not elevated to the best position. As the cheek ages, it descends causing prominence of the fold between the nose and corner of the mouth. The cheek also loses fullness. The cheek can be elevated through a short incision in the temporal scalp by connecting to another short incision in the lateral part of the lower eyelid. Through this second incision, the cheek is separated from its deep attachments to allow elevation. Suspension of the cheek is accomplished with an Endotine implant that absorbs over time. The implant holds the cheek tissue with tines and is sutured to deep tissue under the scalp incision.
How Long Does a MidFace Lift Take?
This procedure takes approximately 1.5 hours. There are two small drains placed to decrease bruising. The dressing and drains are removed the following day. Down time will depend on the amount of bruising and swelling that but tends to resolve in a week. General anesthesia is preferred. There is normally very little discomfort after this procedure.
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