Middle facelift is an operation that tightens the middle part of the face and reduces wrinkles, as well as age signs. Best candidates for a mid-facelift are those, who desire a happier, softer and more youthful appearance in the middle of the face and haven’t experienced significant sagging in the lower parts of the face and neck and possibly, younger than those requiring a full face lift. The middle facelift, also known as a cheek lift, renovates the face center, in an area from the eye corners to mouth sides. Muscles and fat underneath the skin that are sagged get lifted back on the cheek bones. If you pull your skin a bit up and to the sides from the cheekbones can give a rough indication of what results a middle facelift can achieve.
The operation can be done under the local anesthesia as well, where tiny injections make you lose feelings of the area being treated. The complete procedure usually takes around an hour – but it also can be done with different procedures, at the same time. The surgeon can help determine the required types of operation, as well as the needed outcome. Small incision is usually made above the ears, in the temple areas, hidden in the hairline. On the other hand, a par of incisions can be hidden beneath your eyelashes in the lower eyelids. Additional number of incisions is made inside the upper lip. Surgical instruments get inserted through both incisions and lift the skin, fat underneath it, as well as muscle tissues, from the cheekbones. After this, the surgeon places sutures trough the deposits of fat and muscles, lifting them upwards and securing them to the tissues in the temple area, near the upper incisions. All of them are then sutured to finish the operation. Improvements to the round shape of the middle face areas are noticeable almost immediately, continuing to improve for the next several weeks. Swelling or bruising fades in time and you may also be treated with ice packs. Minor pain from the operation can be managed with medications. General activities can be resumed after a few days.