As you get older, the cheek area (the mid-face) starts to sag. The result is a hollowed-out, tired appearance under the eyes as well as deeper folds around the mouth. Until recently, the only available options to reverse the effects of aging in this area were the traditional facelift and the brow forehead lift.
While both are very useful and effective procedures, neither of them truly addresses the aging that takes place in the middle portion of your face. And while patients who have undergone traditional facelifts can have great results with the lower face (jowls, jaw-line), they often complain of persistent sagging of the mid-face resulting in an unnatural, “face-lifted” appearance.
The introduction of the endoscopic mid-facelift has proven to be the missing link in addressing the hollowness under the eyes while improving the position of the nasolabial folds (“laugh lines”). Only a few surgeons around the world are equipped to perform this new procedure, which was developed by combining modern endoscopic techniques and craniofacial reconstruction.
Here’s how it’s done: using small incisions and a small telescope, the mid-face region is elevated and placed back in its original position. The eyelid-cheek regions as well as the nasolabial folds return to their natural youthful position, providing significant harmony to the face. The hollowness under the eyes and the “laugh lines” dramatically improve. This in turn results in a more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The mid-facelift is usually combined with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, such as the facelift and eyelid procedures, in order to produce the most balanced and youthful facial appearance.