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Mid-facelift specifically corrects sagging cheeks, which develop as a part of the normal aging process.
As cheeks descend, they create prominent nasolabial folds (located between the upper lip and cheeks) and contribute to the loss of cheek volume and deepening of tear-troughs. A midface lift can correct these changes by re-suspending cheek tissues to a higher, more youthful location.
The mid-facelift allows for a more youthful look to the area where the inferior portion of the lower eyelid meets the cheek junction. A sagging mid-face would have a hollowed out concave region where the lower eyelid meets the cheek. This may lead to a deeper nasolabial fold where the trailing edge of the mid-face has descended.
Access to the mid-face is achieved either through an incision hidden on the inside of the lower eyelid, or on the inside of the mouth where the upper row of teeth meet the inside of the lip. The incision could also be made in the hair bearing area of the temple and accessed endoscopically via a small camera. Often times a cheek implant, tear trough implant, or fat injections are placed in the area of the mid-face to add volume to the area lifted. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation, with swelling lasting about a week.
This surgery could be performed as an initial cosmetic procedure, or as a reconstructive surgery to correct an underlying problem from previous surgery such as trauma or even thyroid disease.