Mid-facelift surgery, also known as the micro-lift, has been developed to effectively address all of the combined signs of aging that impact the mid-section of the face. This region can best be imagined as an upside-down triangle that travels at its base from the outer corner of one eye to the outer corner of the other eye and which comes to a point at the outer corners of the mouth. The goal of this surgery is to correct drooping and sagging at the outer corners of the mouth and eyes while creating a strong, smooth and natural looking cheek line.
This procedure is most commonly known for its effectiveness and its much reduced likelihood for scarring. There are a number of different ways to perform a mid-facelift. The surgeon will ultimately review the patient’s facial structure and primary aging issues to determine which technique will provide the greatest level of efficacy. The mid-facelift does not address sagging issues around or near the upper eyelids or eyebrows, however, and targets instead the central, triangular area of the face only. When the upper lids and eyebrows are in need of improvements, patients can opt to have a mini-facelift and brow lift performed together.
Because high cheekbones and full cheeks have long been associated with youth and vitality, the mid-facelift is designed to help restore the much coveted, youthful appearance of vigor by creating fuller cheeks and restoring the three-dimensional projection to the most noticeable areas of the face. People who are ideal candidates for this surgery are those who are dissatisfied with the development of prominent laugh lines or the hollowing of the cheeks as they age. Candidates should be in good general health and have the ability to sustain from medications that cause the blood to thin, prior to the surgery.
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