First of all, the term 'mid-face' needs to be clarified. The mid-face is the region on the anterior surface of the face extending from the lower eyelids to the beginning of the angle of the mouth. Traditional face lifts or rhytidectomies are most effective against wrinkles and sagging on the sides of the face, however, it causes little cosmetic effect in the mid face. Therefore, mid-face lifts compliment Rhytidectomies very well indeed and the synergy of the two creates a very well balanced, natural-looking facial rejuvenation.
Mid-Face Rejuvenation details
This procedure achieves its desired effects by direct vertical elevation of the mid face subcutaneous tissues and by redraping the lower eyelids. This procedure can be performed endoscopically via incisions made behind the temporal hairline, or through small incisions made below the eyelash lines of the lower eye lids. In some cases, extra volume is required in order to reach the desired appearance and thus, fat or fillers are sometimes put in to enhance the end result.
Mid-Face Rejuvenation Results
Bruising and swelling caused by the operation should subside within 3-5 weeks. The mid-face area will continue to re-model over a period of 3-5 months. If the surgical incision method was used then the scars on the eyelids will improve over a year. However, if the procedure was performed endoscopically then the scars will be well hidden behind the hair line.