Mid Face Lift San Diego
The mid-face is one of the areas most affected by the aging process. Many of the most distinctive features of aging are in the mid-face, including the so-called tear trough, the hollowed, sagging cheek, and the nasolabial folds. These features are the result of several parts of the aging process, including the loss of facial fat, the decline of skin elasticity, and the effects of gravity. All of these concerns can be targeted separately with facial fillers like JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero and Perlane or even facial implants, but for many people in San Diego, a mid-face lift can improve all of these simultaneously.
The Mid-face lift repositions the tissue of the mid-face in a position closer to where it was when you were young. As a result, you will see a lessening of the tear trough, the nasolabial folds, and the hollowness under the eyes.
The Mid-face Lift Procedure
At Moradi M.D. in San Diego, the mid-face lift is performed endoscopically, like some forms of brow lift, under deep sedation and/or local anesthesia. Small incisions are made behind the hairline above the ears on both sides. Sometimes an incision within the mouth is also used. The fat pads of the cheek are then lifted and repositioned above the cheekbones. Since gravity affects your face vertically, the remedy is vertical as well.
Mid-face Lift Recovery and Results
Recovery from an endoscopic facelift is relatively short. You will experience some minor pain and bruising that will last from 7–10 days. After your Mid-face lift, you will notice a lessening of cheek hollowness, tear troughs, and nasolabial folds. When the fat of the cheek sinks, it creates the nasolabial folds by compressing the skin and fat below it. For the same reason, its sinking causes hollowness in the cheeks as the fat moves off the cheekbone, leaving an empty space behind that encourages the skin above to sag and bag under the eyes into tear troughs. The amount of correction that results depends upon the extent to which your features are determined by gravity as opposed to fat loss.
Dr. Moradi is certified by The American Board of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgeons. He provides a complimentary consultation at his San Diego practice. To schedule your consultation, please call (760) 726-6451.