Over the course of a person’s life, the signs of aging gradually appear, making the person look older. Unfortunately, for those experiencing premature aging, this occurs much sooner than it is supposed to.
However, the field of plastic surgery has come a long way, and there are now numerous cosmetic procedures out there to help restore a youthful look. One such procedure is the mid-facelift.
What Is a Mid-Facelift?
A mid-facelift is a procedure that restores a younger and more rejuvenated appearance to the face. The procedure gives the cheekbones a more defined structure, addresses hollow undereye areas, and smooths away lines and wrinkles.
While a full facelift addresses the mid and lower face, the mid-facelift procedure specifically focuses on the middle part of the face. Because of this, it is not as intensive as the full facelift. This makes it ideal for addressing the early signs of aging.
The duration of the procedure is shorter than that of the full facelift, as is the recovery period. There is also less bruising and swelling.
All these are reasons why relatively younger candidates are best for this procedure. Ideal candidates are between their mid-20s and their mid-30s.
How Is It Performed?
The surgery is done by first making incisions and then pulling the sagging fat pads upward. This gives the cheeks a naturally lifted look and restores lost volume. Once fat pads are lifted, the incisions are closed with the help of sutures.
The Mid-Facelift Consultation: The First Step to Looking Younger
Usually, when patients think of getting a mid-facelift, they are more likely to be focused on a single goal rather than the big picture. A consultation with a good plastic surgeon helps them understand all the processes that go into the surgery.
A consultation is also when the surgeon can take a good look at the patient and assess their facial and neck structure to see what the targeted areas should be. Once the surgeon figures out this, they can decide how exactly they may go about with the mid-facelift for that patient.
The assessment also reveals various other factors that play a role in how to carry out the surgery. Some of these factors include their background in terms of race and ethnicity, their age, and the degree to which the effects of aging have set in. The patient’s complete medical history is also a major factor, and this includes allergies and any previous procedures.
Once all these factors have been taken into consideration by the surgeon, they will explain in detail what is required of the patient. Recommendations on temporary food habits are given by the doctor, and the date for the procedure is set.
Set Up a Consultation to Find Out More
If you’re interested in learning more about the mid-facelift, contact Heistein Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Jonathan Heistein, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has achieved effective facial rejuvenation for a number of patients and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.