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Am I a Candidate for a Mid Face Lift?

The term facelift comprises a group of procedures that includes the mid face lift, which is often referred to as a cheek lift. This procedure can provide patients with dramatic results by refining the tissues around the eyes and cheeks. Dr. Frank W. Shagets performs precise mid face lift surgery at his Joplin, MO, practice, the Facial Aesthetic & Laser Centre. Depending on what you hope to achieve through cosmetic surgery, a mid face lift may be a great option for you. For more than 30 years, patients in and around Joplin have trusted Dr. Shagets, a board-certified surgeon, to reverse their signs of aging.

Close-up of a woman's face and cheek area.
A mid face lift, also known as a cheek lift, restores fullness to the area around the eyes and cheeks. 

The Benefits of a Mid Face Lift

A mid face lift allows Dr. Shagets to customize your cosmetic procedure to meet your aesthetic goals. Once you have recovered from the straightforward surgery, your face will appear refreshed, younger, and rejuvenated. Recovery from a mid face lift surgery is faster than a traditional face lift since there are fewer procedures performed.

Patients who undergo this life-changing cosmetic treatment at our Joplin, MO cosmetic surgery center can benefit from:

  • More drastic and permanent results than injectables can offer
  • An outpatient procedure
  • Reduced nasolabial laugh lines around the mouth
  • A younger-looking face
  • Long-term cosmetic results
  • Restored cheek volume
  • Minimal incisions that are well-hidden
  • Natural-looking results
  • A shorter surgery than is required for a full face lift

Assessing Your Candidacy

A mid face lift, also known as a cheek lift, is a treatment that is focused on rejuvenating the features in the middle third of your face. For many individuals, one of the earliest signs of aging is sagging of the cheeks and surrounding areas. A traditional face lift may not adequately address these areas, which naturally lengthen or flatten with age.

If you have experienced sagging or laxity in these areas, you may be a great candidate for a mid face lift. The cosmetic surgery elevates the cheek, which restores fullness to the area around the eyes and cheeks. If you have significant levels of facial laxity and skin folds, you may be a better candidate for a full face lift.

This procedure is typically recommended for patients who would like to address:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Bags under the eyes
  • A sagging upper lip
  • Deep lines around the nose (also called laugh lines)

During your consultation, Dr. Shagets will discuss your cosmetic goals with you to determine which procedure or combination of procedures is right for you. As with any cosmetic surgery, candidates should be in good overall health and free from any medical conditions that could complicate surgery and recovery. Candidates should seek the life-changing benefits of mid face lift surgery for personal reasons and not to please someone else.

For more than 30 years, patients have trusted Dr. Shagets, a board-certified surgeon, to reverse their signs of aging.

If your cosmetic goals concern skin-level issues, you may be a good candidate for non-surgical cosmetic treatments. These advanced therapies can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns using therapies and procedures that include:

  • Dermaplane
  • Dermaplane and micropeel
  • HydraFacial
  • Chemical peels
  • Rejuvapen
  • Laser resurfacing

The Mid Face Lift Procedure

As a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Shagets has refined his technique over three decades to provide his patients with discreet incisions that do not compromise the aesthetics of their treatment. Your surgery will be performed safely at our practice, which is equipped with an AAAHC accredited private surgical center and the latest equipment to ensure your safety and satisfying results.

Our 2,000-square-foot office-based ambulatory surgical center is fully equipped with comfortable pre- and post-operative areas. The center is connected to our practice and patients report that their individual recovery rooms are comfortable and private.

During your procedure, small incisions will first be made along the lower lash lines or the hairline to conceal any scarring. Placement of incisions depends on the extent of lifting required to achieve your desired results. Dr. Shagets will then access the underlying muscle and tissue, which will be lifted and tightened. After he removes the excess skin and tissue, he will close your incisions. Typically, the procedure will last about two hours.

Woman with hand on her face.
A mid face lift provides rejuvenation to the middle third of the face.

What to Expect during Your Recovery

After surgery, it is normal for cheeks to appear swollen and higher than normal on the face. Over the two weeks following your treatment, you should begin to see your results as swelling and bruising subside. It may take up to one year for swelling to completely subside. In most cases, it is recommended that patients take about one week off from work. During that time, you should only engage in light physical activity, such as taking walks. You should avoid any heavy physical exertion or exercise until Dr. Shagets determines it is safe. Any pain during the recovery period is typically moderate and is manageable with over-the-counter pain medication.

Work with an Esteemed, Trusted Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Frank W. Shagets has earned a reputation as a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who is attuned to his patients' goals. He is dedicated to providing personalized, safe procedures for every patient. Volume loss and deepening nasolabial folds are a natural part of the aging process, but those undesirable features can be significantly improved once you undergo mid face lift surgery at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery center in Joplin, MO. If you want to reverse the signs of aging, Dr. Shagets is one of the most respected, board-certified surgeons in the region. Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or by phone at (417) 623-5111 to learn how a mid face lift can benefit you.

Dr. Shagets

Dr. Frank Shagets

Dr. Shagets is a board-certified facial and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

~ The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
~ The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
~ The American Rhinologic Society

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (417) 623-5111 today.

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