The skin of your face is often noticeably affected by the aging process. Gravity, heredity, repetitive facial movements, exposure to the sun, and other factors have been shown to age the delicate skin of the face over time. Most frequently, one of the first areas of the face to show signs of damage is the mid-face, extending from the lower eyelids down to the mouth.
You may have started to notice sagging cheeks, hollowness, and volume loss in your upper cheeks, depressions below the lower eyelids and nasolabial folds, deep lines between the nose and corner of your mouth.
A highly effective form of treatment to deal with these issues is the mid-facelift, a procedure that targets the problem areas and provides long-term results. Unlike a traditional facelift used to correct fine lines and wrinkles across the entire face, a mid-facelift focuses on the eyes and cheekbone area.
When performed by the team of professionals at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, a mid-facelift offers a less invasive process and more subtle results than a traditional facelift. And being more subtle means that other procedures can be included to complement your mid-facelift, including blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), chin surgery, BOTOX®, and dermal fillers.
Anti-Aging Advantages of a Mid-face Lift
Facelifts are a popular procedure sought after in improving the look of the skin and alleviating the effects of aging. While a full facelift can provide patients with a fully refreshed and more youthful appearance, not everyone needs such extensive treatment, and this is where a mid-facelift comes in.
When patients complain about the problem being mainly in the region between the lower eyelids and mouth, they may benefit more from a mid-face lift that focuses only on this area with a less invasive procedure. The mid-facelift is ideal for patients in their late 30’s and 40’s with aging in the cheeks but not seeking any improvements to their chin or jowls.
Apart from the dramatic rejuvenation of the cheeks, recovery only takes about a week. With the incisions being made in inconspicuous areas such as the folds of the eyelids, at the hairline, near the ear, or the gum line within the mouth, the incisions are completely hidden.
A mid-facelift restores youthfulness to the central portion of the face by lifting the cheeks and smoothing smile lines with results that achieve a natural, uplifted look that is significantly longer-lasting than injections of dermal fillers. Ideal for reducing hollows under the eyes, mid-face lifts improve the contour of the upper cheeks and diminish nasolabial folds.
What Are Some of the Long-Term Benefits of a Mid-Facelift?
Improved Facial Appearance
A mid-facelift can provide a person with a more youthful facial appearance by including an upper cheek lift.
Mid-facelift surgery has been shown to deliver long-lasting results.
Recovery Is Quicker
Typically, the recovery for a mid-facelift is one week, whereas the recovery for a full facelift may take several weeks.
Even though dermal fillers and BOTOX® work well in producing anti-aging results, they do require scheduled upkeep. In fact, with BOTOX®, after an average of 3-6 months, you’ll need to get another set of injections, which means a visit to your doctor three times per year. With a mid-facelift, while the results can’t stop the aging process, they will last much longer than with an injectable filler.
In addition to getting long-lasting results from a mid-facelift, patients also get tangible results. Not only will you notice the results right away, but they will only get better as the swelling and bruising fade away. The incisions at the ears and hairline shouldn’t be noticeable once they are fully healed.
Still Not Sure if a Mid-Facelift Is the Best Option for You in Fredericksburg, Virginia?
First, take a look at this quick facelift comparison. Then reach out to the experts at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg with your questions, and schedule an appointment either online or call by calling us at (540) 371-7730.