What is a mid-face lift?
One part of the facial rejuvenation procedure that your plastic surgeon may recommend is a mid-face lift. The procedure is designed to improve the area of the face from the lower eyelid to the upper lip. This 'mid face' area can droop with normal aging and may need to be lifted for a harmonious result. In some patients, a mid-face lift is done as in isolated procedure.
At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, our plastic surgeons can create an individualized treatment plan that suits your cosmetic needs.
Mid-Face Lift Reviews
"Neck lift, mid face lift, upper and lower Bleph, left brow lift. - Hi all. I had all the above with some lipo done two days ago. I have NO bruising, just swelling. Loving the results already. Several tight spots, numb spots and sore spots but that's to be expected. Was able to shower the next day but opted to stay in bed, icing my face with frozen baby diapers and cold gauze pads on my eyes. I stayed overnight at the facility which I highly recommend. I can't imagine having to go home being "out of it". I have only had one Oxi for pain and have been primarily using Tylenol for pain and Gabapentin for the nerves. Will continue to post updates but am super pleased. My left side is more swollen since I had more done. Will continue to post pics...Recommend chapstick and a Listerine breath strip post op LOL. Mouth is super dry after surgery and I was dying for some minty freshness.PS recommend frozen baby diapers to wrap around your face. This was super clever and helped a lot. I got Target brand #2 baby diapers and wet about a dozen the night before surgery. They are waterproof and help to keep your face cool. I also bought a wedge pillow and a travel neck pillow to keep my body elevated and comfy while I sleep. This worked out really well. Lastly, kept a cup of ice water next to the bed so I can soak 4x4 gauze pads to put on my eyes. HEAVEN!!!"- T. / RealSelf / Jan 07, 2021
"I have always had nice skin and have looked younger than my real age. However, after weight loss my neck and jaw line were not the same. I lost some volume in my cheeks and I was just not seeing me in the mirror any longer. I had several non-surgical procedures done at Austin-Weston, so I knew when it came time to have cosmetic surgery I was at the right practice. Each staff member has a warm and caring personality. Dr. Sigal is an amazing surgeon with a delightful bedside manner. He answered all my questions, was kind and gave me realistic expectations. I really felt comfortable with him so in October of 2020, I had cosmetic surgery. I had a face lift (cheek and neck), trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty, upper lid blepharoplasty, and fat grafting in various parts of my face. I opted to stay in one of the beautiful and comfortable overnight rooms after surgery. The post-op was much better than I had imaged. I had a wonderful caretaker at home, my wonderful spouse who was very supportive of the entire process. He understood that I needed to do this for me. Ninety days later, with most everything settled, I am so overjoyed with my results. I look fresher and I see me in the mirror. I feel beautiful again! Thank you Dr. Sigal for making me feel whole again! Also, I would like to mention some other staff members that helped me through this process. Wilma, was my surgical coordinator. The day of my pre-op, she was wonderful to me. She went over all the information, answered all my questions and gave me helpful tips. I apologize, but I can’t remember the name of my anesthesiologist, but she was so great walking me through all the steps. She even stopped by the next morning to check on me before I left. All the nurses that assisted Dr. Sigal during the procedure were so kind. Chelsea, was my private nurse who took such great after care of me while staying overnight. I highly recommend Dr. Sigal, he is amazing!"- D.S. / Google / Jan 25, 2021
"I am a very happy patient of Dr. Sigal. Dr. Sigal is an incredibly talented surgeon and the results from my November 2020 facelift are outstanding. My friends have commented that I look like myself, just 15 years younger - and a little better in some ways too! The before and after photos are amazing. Dr. Sigal provided honest recommendations on various procedures and he is gifted with an aesthetic eye, making me look natural and refreshed. His humor and compassion made me comfortable throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Dr. Sigal and the Austin-Weston Center."- P.W. / Yelp / Apr 14, 2021
"15 Years Back! - I am a very happy patient of Dr. Robert Sigal. Dr. Sigal is an incredibly talented surgeon and the results from my November 2020 facelift are outstanding. My friends have commented that I look like myself, just 15 years younger – and a little better in some ways too! The before and after photos are amazing. Dr. Sigal provided honest recommendations on various procedures and he is gifted w..."- J. / RealSelf / Apr 14, 2021
"15 Years Back! - I am a very happy patient of Dr. Robert Sigal. Dr. Sigal is an incredibly talented surgeon and the results from my November 2020 facelift are outstanding. My friends have commented that I look like myself, just 15 years younger – and a little better in some ways too! The before and after photos are amazing. Dr. Sigal provided honest recommendations on various procedures and he is gifted with an aesthetic eye, making me look natural and refreshed. His humor and compassion made me comfortable throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Dr. Sigal and the Austin-Weston Center."- J. / RealSelf / Apr 14, 2021
HOw does a mid-face lift work?
A mid-face lift is performed through a lower eyelid incision. This small incision is made below the lower eyelashes and the descended mid-face tissues are identified. Sutures are used to grasp this tissue and it is elevated and sewn to the stable tissue over the cheekbone. This restores the cheek tissues to a more youthful position. Excess lower eyelid skin is typically also removed at the time of the procedure. The mid-face lift is performed as a stand-alone procedure or part of a full facial rejuevanation.
What can I expect During/After a mid-face lift?
Most patients undergoing a mid-face lift require at least a week off from work or other regular activities. The cheek tissues are intentionally over-lifted since they will relax over the first couple of months. There is usually minimal bruising associated with this procedure but some swelling may occur. Using an ice pack for the first 24 – 48 hours can help control swelling. Optimum results will yield a naturally younger look to the face. This procedure is especially dramatic when combined with other procedures such as a brow lift and eyelid surgery. These combined procedures rejuvenate the cheekbone area and brighten the eyes.
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- Average Cost
- From $8,800
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
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Many men and women in their late thirties to late forties can have marked improvement in their appearance with a mid-face lift procedure. If you have noticed drooping tissues around your eyes or sagging cheekbones, call our Reston, VA office today to learn more about how a mid-face lift can help you. Our team of plastic surgeons has years of experience and would love to sit down with you to answer your questions about cosmetic surgery.
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