Mid Face Lift
The term "facelift" actually refers to a group of procedures that includes the mid face 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 the best option for you.
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. 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.
Dr. Shagets has earned a reputation as a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who is attuned to his patients' goals.
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 AAAHC accredited private surgical center and the latest equipment to ensure your safety and satisfying results.
Small incisions will 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. The doctor will then access the underlying muscle and tissue, which will be lifted and tightened. This step is essential in avoiding the "windswept" look that commonly resulted from less advanced facelift procedures that only tighten skin. After Dr. Shagets removes the excess skin and tissue, he will close your incisions. Typically, the procedure will last about two hours.
What to Expect during 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 a year for swelling to completely subside.
In most cases, it is recommended that patients take about a 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 is typically moderate and is manageable with an over-the-counter pain medication.
A Trusted Surgeon
Dr. 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. Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or by phone at (417) 623-5111 to learn how a mid face lift can benefit you.
“My results are fantastic. Dr. Shagets is a profectionist, which I love. He is very gentle and thorough. He even came in on a Saturday to check out a concern I had... it was only a stitch! I would highly recommend Dr. Shagets.” P.H. - verified patient