Often, the earliest signs of aging appear in the mid-face region, a triangular area formed between the two corners of the eyes and the corner of the mouth. As time and gravity begin to take their effects, eyelids and cheeks begin to sag, often creating a haggard appearance.
A mid-face lift is a surgical procedure targeting the area around the nose, eyes and corners of the mouth. Midface lifts tighten and smooth the skin and muscle tissue in the cheeks. To perform the plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Katz will create incisions in the temple, in the natural curves in front of the ear and earlobe region. The underlying muscle and connective tissues are tightened, repositioning the cheek fat pads to their desired location.
Dr. Katz performs this procedure on an outpatient basis with IV Sedation and local anesthesia. Surgery typically takes 1.5-2 hours. Makeup can be applied within one week and most patients return to work within one week of surgery.