What is a midface lift?

Unlike a full facelift, a midface lift concentrates on the area from beneath the eyes to the top of the mouth. This facial plastic surgery procedure helps improve the appearance of under-eye hollows, sunken cheeks, and nasolabial folds (the folds on the sides of the mouth). Patients who undergo a midface lift look younger and rejuvenated, but with a very subtle and natural-looking appearance. 

Candidates for a midface lift

If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and you’re considering a midface lift, it may be the perfect procedure for you. A midface lift is usually more appropriate for younger patients who do not have sagging in the lower face, but who are bothered by the loss of volume in the cheeks and deep smile lines. The best candidates are in overall good health, are non-smokers, and are willing and able to refrain from using blood-thinning medications and products for two weeks prior to surgery. 

How is a midface lift performed?

A midface lift is performed by Dr. Bloom and is done with the patient under either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on a patient’s unique needs and goals, Main Line facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom may place incisions inside the lower lash line or within the hairline at the temples. These scars will be well concealed once healed. A midface lift takes 60-90 minutes to perform. 

Recovery and results 

A mid facelift requires approximately one week of recovery time, although this can vary depending on the techniques used. You will need to avoid strenuous activities and intense exercise for three weeks, and you may also need to sleep on your back during recovery. We will discuss recovery details further with you during your consultation with us. 

Because a midface lift is less invasive than a full facelift, results are often visible sooner because there is less swelling and bruising. Although you’ll most likely be ready to be seen in 1-3 weeks, final results are usually apparent at 2-3 months.

After your midface lift, you’ll look better for the rest of your life than you would if you’d never had the surgery. However, this is not to say that new signs of aging won’t develop. Wrinkles and loose skin will eventually reappear years after facial surgery, but you will always look better with the surgery than without.

Mid facelift at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery 

If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and you think a midface lift may be right for you, we encourage you to reach out to us to schedule a consultation. Double board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jason Bloom is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the area. His facelift procedure is one of the main services he performs, and Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is made up of a team of specialized facial plastic surgeons offering very personalized and directed care. Our office is like a family, and we take care of each patient like they are one of our own. The comprehensive nature and synergy of our team provide our patients with unparalleled results.

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