Mid-Face Lift in Miami, FL
Double board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, Gregory D. Lewen, M.D., is one of a handful of plastic surgeons who offers mid-face lift procedures for men and women in Miami, Aventura and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is a Mid-Face Lift?
The middle third of the face often develops signs of aging before other areas of the face. This includes the cheeks and eyes. In these cases, patients may not need a full facelift, as the surgery is considered too extensive given the limitations of the problem areas. A mid-face lift is often the best option to target the middle portion of the face.
What Are the Benefits of a Mid-Face Lift?
For individuals with sagging cheeks, but not jowls or banding of the neck, a mid-face lift may be the best solution. If the mid-face (the soft tissue pad of the cheek) has dropped, this may produce the appearance of having sunken cheeks and deep folds between the nose and the mouth, called nasolabial folds.
What Should I Expect from a Mid-Face Lift Procedure?
Mid-face lifts may often be performed with very small incisions hidden in such areas as in the corners of the eyelids. In some cases, Dr. Lewen may perform this procedure endoscopically.
The new “vertical facelift” or mid-face lift offers an effective alternative in appropriate cases to the traditional facelift with less overall surgery and downtime.
A mid-face lift is a more permanent option for people who are not seeing their desired results from other, more conservative, surgical, and non-surgical treatment options.
What is the Recovery like After a Mid-Face Lift?
Although the mid-face lift is less extensive than a traditional facelift, patients should prepare for a recovery period of at least two weeks. Sutures are removed after seven to 10 days. Swelling and bruising typically takes several weeks to resolve. Dr. Lewen recommends that his patients rest at home for at least two weeks and avoid strenuous activities, such as lifting and exercise, for at least three weeks. This timeline does vary by patient, so patients should adhere to the post-operative and follow-up instructions provided by Dr. Lewen during the recovery period.
How Much Does a Mid-Face Lift Cost?
The cost of a mid-face lift includes several considerations that are different for each patient. After you meet with Dr. Lewen for the 30 to 45-minute consultation, we discuss pricing based on your treatment plan. Prior to the consultation, we invite you to learn about our financing options that may offer affordable monthly payments for your mid-face lift.
Dr. Lewen is one of the few plastic surgeons in the Miami and Aventura, Florida area who specializes in plastic surgery of the eyes, including mid-face lift procedures. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive consultation to learn more about our services.