Often, the earliest signs of aging appear in the midface region. The midface region consists of the triangular area formed between the two corners of each eye with the corresponding corner of the mouth. As time and gravity take their effects, the eyelids and cheeks sag creating a haggard and tired appearance. Therefore, when this happens, a midface lift counteracts the appearance of aging by tightening the skin and bringing back the skin’s vitality.
A midface lift surgical targets the midface region. Since a midface lift tightens and smooths the skin and muscle tissue in the cheeks the face appears more youthful. During the plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Katz creates incisions in the temple and in the natural curves in front of the ear and earlobe region. Next, the underlying muscle and connective tissues are tightened, also the cheek fat pads are repositioned to their desired location to complete the midface lift.
Dr. Katz performs a midface lift on an outpatient basis with IV Sedation and local anesthesia. Surgery typically takes 1.5-2 hours and the recovery process is similar to that described under the Facelift procedure. Makeup can be applied within one week and most patients return to work within one week of surgery.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Katz to see how a midface lift can improve your appearance.