What is mid face lift?

A mid-face lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure intended to lift and rejuvenate the mid-facial region of the face. This region includes the cheeks, nose, and upper and lower eyelids. The goal of this procedure is to improve the appearance of the mid-face area and give the patient an overall more youthful, refreshed look. Mid-face lifts can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. During the procedure, a surgeon will make small incisions around the hairline and ears and then reposition the underlying skin and soft tissue to create a more youthful, lifted appearance. The recovery period usually takes about a week, during which time patients may experience some swelling and bruising. The results of a mid-face lift can last for several years with proper skin care and maintenance.

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about eyelid surgery?

1. What kind of experience do you have with eyelid surgery? 

2. Is eyelid surgery the right treatment for my desired outcome? 

3. What type of anesthesia will be used? 

4. What should I expect during recovery? 

5. What are the potential risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery?

6. How long will the surgery take and what type of follow-up care is needed? 

7. Are there any non-surgical alternatives to eyelid surgery? 

8. What is the cost and what payment options are available? 

9. How long will the results of eyelid surgery last? 

10. Is there any scarring associated with eyelid surgery? 

11. How long will I need to take off from work after eyelid surgery? 

12. What should I do to prepare for eyelid surgery? 

13. How do I choose the right plastic surgeon for my needs? 

14. What type of follow-up care will I need after eyelid surgery? 

15. How will I be informed of the results of my surgery? 

16. What should I do if I experience any complications after eyelid surgery? 

17. Is there anything I should avoid after eyelid surgery?

What are the steps of a facelift procedure?

  1. The first step of a facelift procedure is having a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss the desired outcome and any risks or concerns you may have.
  2. The surgeon will then assess your facial structure and skin type in order to develop a personalized plan for the facelift.
  3. Once the plan is finalized, the patient will be given pre-operative instructions, such as discontinuing certain medications prior to the surgery.
  4. On the day of the procedure, the patient will be given anesthesia and the surgeon will begin the surgery.
  5. During the facelift, the surgeon will make the necessary incisions and remove excess skin and fat.
  6. The surgeon will then reposition underlying facial muscles and fat, and then re-drape the skin to achieve a more youthful appearance.
  7. The incisions will then be sutured and the patient will be given a compression garment or bandage to reduce swelling.
  8. The patient will be monitored in the recovery room and then sent home with instructions on how to care for the incisions and reduce post-operative swelling and bruising.
  9. The patient may need several follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and the

Who is a good candidate for a facelift?

A good candidate for a facelift is someone who is in good health and has realistic expectations of the outcome. Generally, a facelift is best suited for people in their 40s or older who are showing signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of definition in their cheeks and jawline. People who have had facial trauma or have a genetic predisposition to premature aging may also be good candidates for facelifts. Additionally, because facelifts involve anesthesia and incisions, it is important for a potential patient to have a good overall health profile and no chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. People who smoke or use tobacco products should work to quit prior to their facelift as smoking can increase the risk of complications. It is also important for a potential patient to have realistic expectations about what a facelift can do for them and understand the limitations of the procedure.