What is a Mid-Face Lift Surgery?


The most popular plastic surgery treatments in recent years have been anti-aging cosmetic procedures. From non-surgical injectable treatments, like Botox and Juvederm, to surgical interventions, such as eyelid surgery and neck lifts, people are on the lookout for the best ways to maintain their youthful appearance.

Everyone shows the signs of aging differently. For some people the signs of aging show up as laugh lines around the mouth or a sagging in the cheeks; others may experience drooping in the eyes or wrinkles in their brow. When it comes to facial rejuvenation, there are many different cosmetic procedures that target specific areas of the face to help the patient achieve their desired results. Though there are many options of different techniques used to rejuvenate a patient’s face, the mid-face lift is an effective procedure that is not often discussed.


Th >mid-face lift procedure that targets the middle areas of the face; such as sagging, drooping cheeks, nasal fold lines (also known as laugh lines), and the lower eyes (the eyelids and the bags under the eyes). However, the mid-face lift is particularly good for patients who are looking to elevate their cheeks and tighten the muscles beneath. Like many other plastic surgery procedures, there are a couple of different techniques used to achieve the desired effect.

The first technique involves making an incision in the lower lash line. This allows access to the cheeks and lower eyelids where excess tissue can be removed, muscle tissue to be adjusted, and the middle of the face to be lifted to help smooth age lines. In some cases, incisions are made in the nasolabial fold. This approach is more suited for patients looking for a more vertical lift rather than horizontal corrections. In either case, the results are a smoother, more youthful looking face.

The second technique is known to produce even more dramatic results. Endoscopic mid-facelifts are done through two incisions placed at the temples (so that scars are hidden by the hairline). By approaching the mid-face lift from this location, your plastic surgeon is able to lift the skin and muscles in the face both vertically and diagonally. The endoscopic cameras allow for better viewing of the procedure from the inside, which makes this technique a bit more involved.

Recovery time from a mid-facelift is generally a week, with the full results visible soon after. Mid-face lifts are more specifically targeted than other facelift procedures and, as a result, the healing process is often shorter with less bruising and swelling.

Like other plastic surgery procedures, a mid-face lift can be paired with other facial rejuvenation procedures to get the best possible results. During your consultation with Dr. Robert T. Grant you can discuss which additional procedures are available or needed to help you achieve your goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Grant today by calling 212.832.6182 or e-mailing at [email protected]