Mid Facelift Procedure Overview - Beverly Hills and Los Angeles
A mid facelift is a surgical procedure that may improve the cheekbone area and area beneath the eyelids. It restores volume to the area making the patient to look younger. The procedure usually focuses around nose, eyes and mouth corners. It may elevate the cheeks without requiring neck or chin lifting. Depending on the surgeon, a mid facelift may be carried out using either lower facelift techniques or endoscopic facelift.
The lower facelift techniques rejuvenate the bottom part of the face by trimming down excess skin, smooth it and lift the face. It may be opted for by people who want their tissues to be lifted upwards and not horizontally or diagonally. On the other hand, an endoscopic facelift may be performed using 3 or more incisions made in the hairline or behind the hairs. It may be appropriate for people who are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. During an initial consultation, the surgeon may ask the client about their health, desires and lifestyle. Besides, the surgeon may evaluate the general health and other conditions or risk factors. One may also discuss about the options available and the one appropriate for them. The surgeon may examine and measure the face along with some photographs for medical record.
If all’s set for the procedure to start, the patient may be asked to follow some precautions such as getting a lab test done, consumption of certain medications, stop smoking and avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs as they increase bleeding. Further, the patient may be asked to bring along somebody who may drive them back to home and stay with them at least for the first night.
A mid facelift may start with administering the patient with general anesthesia. Then, small incisions may be made in the scalp of the skin above the ear. Another incision may also be required for that’s made inside the mouth or in lower eyelid. If the procedure is performed using an endoscopic facelift, an endoscope may be inserted through the incisions allowing the surgeon to see underneath the skin by transmitting video images. The surgeon may then realign the fat and muscle tissue and pull up the middle of face smoothening and tightening the skin.
The incisions are stitched allowing the healing process to start. As the endoscopic form of mid facelift is less invasive, the recovery time may be of 1 week. This may result in the patient experiencing quick results having less bruising and swelling. Post surgery, bandage may be placed minimizing the swelling and bruising. Also, a thin tube is used to drain excess blood or fluid collecting underneath the skin.