Mid face Lift in Newport Beach

The mid-face and cheek area, including the corners of the mouth and eyes, show the earliest signs of aging. Sagging of the cheeks and thinning in the mid-face area is a condition that can be improved with a midface lift. It can be a standalone procedure or it can be performed in conjunction with a full facelift. A full facelift has the additional benefits of helping to restore the eyelid areas.
At Orange County Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis offers mid face lift for Newport Beach men and women. A mid facelift adds volume to the skin to soften lines and wrinkles, and also restores natural contours.

What is the Best Age for a Mid face Lift?

If you suffer from age-related problems in the midface area, a consultation with the surgeon allows us to address this concern and get you on the right track to your desired outcome.

The corners of the eyes and lips are where the earliest signs of aging appear. Mid cheek lines and sagging develops at different times for each person, so it is difficult to specify an age for a mid face lift. As the facial fascia shifts downward, the lower eyelid lengthens and the cheek begins to descend downward, increasing the nasolabial fold. In old age, the face becomes more round, with more fullness at the jaw line and becomes like the letter “A”. The face looks most youthful when the middle part of the face has maximum fullness in the cheekbone area and the shape of the letter “V”. Cheek surgery, which may involve malar fat pad removal, is an ideal solution for these concerns.

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How is Cheek Lift Surgery Performed?

With minimal incisions near the hairline and ears, stitches will be placed on the fat pad to help lift the cheek up. The cheek will be lifted to a level as when you were young. Cheek lift plastic surgery will add volume to your face, smooth out nasolabial folds as well as vertical lines running down from your mouth and on the sides of your chin. Midface surgery also helps with the cheek contour that can be refined with cheek dermal fillers.

Mid face lift surgery is performed under deep sedation and local anesthesia or a light general. The length of the surgery, if performed alone, will usually takes less than an hour.

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What are the Alternatives to Cheek Lift Surgery?

You may be able to achieve similar results of a cheek lift without surgery. The best approach for a non-surgical cheek lift is to use dermal fillers. A cheek lift with fillers does not last as long as surgery, and you will need cheek lift fillers every six to 24 months. Our surgeon may also recommend additional non-surgical treatments to enhance the results of your cheek lift non-surgical options.

Cheek Lift Fillers

Dermal fillers work by adding hyaluronic acid to the skin, as well as collagen stimulators to lift the skin. These products are very effective for adding facial volume in the cheek area, as well as around the nose and mouth.

  • Sculptra® is an injectable dermal treatment that contains poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that is clinically proven to stimulate collagen production. Results last up to two years.
  • Restylane® contains hyaluronic acid that binds with water to add volume to the cheek and midface area. Results last up to 12 months.
  • Voluma® XC is a hyaluronic acid product that is specially designed for the cheek area. Results last up to 18 months.
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How Long is Recovery Time for a Cheek Lift or a Mid face Lift?

Cheek lift recovery time varies by person, as each person’s body heals at a unique pace. After surgery, patients will not be very bruised or swollen, but the face will feel tight. Cheek lift recovery following a cheek lift takes about five to seven days. It is common for patients to feel anxious during mid face lift recovery because they are concerned with how their face will appear. On average, it takes four to six months or longer for the final results to appear. This is the amount of time that it typically takes the bruising and swelling to subside.

Can a Cheek Lift Be Performed as Surgery to Make a Face Smaller?

Cheek lift procedures are often perceived as an option for surgery to make a face smaller. Although this is not the primary goal of the procedure, it may be possible to remove and relocate fat in the cheeks. Therefore, it can be perceived as a smaller face surgery for men and women who feel that their midface region has too much fullness.

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