Midface lift (“cheek lift”)
Midface lift, also known as a cheek lift or a lower facelift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at addressing the signs of aging in the midface area. As we age, the skin on our cheeks tends to sag and droop, creating deep creases and a sunken, tired look. A midface lift can help restore a more youthful appearance by lifting and repositioning the skin and tissue in the midface region.
During a midface lift procedure, the surgeon will make incisions near the temples and the lower eyelids, and then lift and reposition the fat pads, muscles, and other tissues in the cheeks. This helps to smooth out wrinkles and creases, and restore a more youthful contour to the cheeks and lower face. The surgeon may also use sutures to hold the lifted tissues in place.
Midface lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours. Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the surgery, but most patients can return to work and other normal activities within a week or two. The results of a midface lift can last for many years, but will eventually be affected by the natural aging process.