While all facelift techniques seek to rejuvenate the appearance of the face by manipulating skin, muscle, and fat, the endoscopicmid face lift revolutionized this approach by looking at things from a different angle.
Aside from changing the direction, the endoscopic mid face lift can also address concerns in the hard-to-reach areas around the nose and mouth. The benefits of the endoscopic mid face lift go on and on, making it the ideal treatment for the right candidate.
How Is an Endoscopic Mid Face Lift Performed?
An endoscopic mid face lift focuses on the triangular area of the face that includes the nose and cheeks. This area cannot be altered by the existing facelift, which alters the lower face, and brow lift, which alters the upper portion of the face. This middle zone typically experiences sagging skin, shifting fat pads, and loose muscles as age and gravity take their toll on the face. Many patients opt to add the endoscopic mid face lift to a brow lift, facelift, or even eyelid lift procedure for a complete rejuvenation.
During an endoscopic mid face lift, minimal incisions will be placed behind the hair line, inside the folds around the ears and inside the upper lip. Fat pads that have repositioned themselves into the jowls and nasal folds will be redistributed to enhance the checks. Other changes may be made in this area to tighten the skin and create a more youthful appearance.
What Makes a Mid Face Lift Different?
The major difference that a mid face lift offers is in its approach. Where a traditional facelift surgery can only access this area by pulling the skin sideways, this endoscopic approach allows surgeons to pull in a natural, upward direction. Instead of the pulled look, the skin of the mid-face looks refreshed and more youthful. Through the mid face lift, your facial plastic surgeon is able to work against the downward pull of gravity to give you the results you want.
What Is an Endoscopic Procedure?
Another benefit of the mid face lift procedure is that it is performed endoscopically. During this type of procedure, a special device called an endoscope is used to give the surgeon visual access to the treatment area. An endoscope, or tiny fiber-optic lens attached to a camera, is inserted through an incision to provide this unique viewpoint. Rather than opening up the mid-face area, the surgeon can now perform the mid face lift externally using only tiny incisions and instruments that fit into them.
For the patient, an endoscopic can mean fewer (and smaller) incisions, an easier and quicker recovery, and more refined results in this delicate area. Your facial plastic surgeon can discuss the specifics of your incision placement and other surgical details during your mid face lift consultation.
Does an Endoscopic Mid face Lift Offer Unique Benefits?
When you choose to have an endoscopic mid face lift, you’ll likely discover many great benefits to this anti-aging procedure. Your facial plastic surgeon will discuss these benefits with you, which may include:
- Well concealed incisions
- Less bleeding , minimal numbness, and a faster recovery
- No hair loss at the incision sites
- Visible improvements to the hard-to-reach mid-face area
- Results that complement other facial rejuvenation procedures
- An anti-gravity approach that creates a more youthful appearance
- Restoration of cheek volume
- Lifting of the cheek fat pads in a deep plane directly overlying the bone, which improves the longevity of the result
The mid face lift focuses on the middle portion of the face, an often overlooked area that is essential to your facial expressions, anti-aging efforts, and overall appearance. Tightening the skin and muscles of the mid-face helps to convey emotions, fighting off a constant sad or tired look. A mid face lift can also be used to flatten the cheek folds and lift the corners of the mouth creating an overall happier look. These slight adjustments can help you to appear more friendly, approachable, and cheerful. When the aging process obscures your face’s natural appearance, a mid face lift can make changes that have a resounding impact.
Where Can I Go to Get More Information About Mid Face Lifts?
Learn more about chin implants, facial implants, and other facial surgeries that could help you to achieve a balanced profile. Contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center to book an appointment with Dr. Anurag Agarwal or Dr. Richard Maloney, our double board certified facial plastic surgeons. They have been featured on many of the major news networks, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, as recognized experts on a variety of facial plastic surgery topics. Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney believe that educating and communicating with their patients are the keys to helping them achieve successful, natural-looking results. Book your appointment at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, located at 1175 Creekside Parkway #100 in Naples, FL, by calling (239) 594-9100.