As we age, the cheeks and under eye region start to sag. A mid face lift is an option for those looking to regain their younger looking appearance. It is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat deposits under the cheeks and under eye region. This cosmetic surgery restores the shape of the cheeks and under eye region to what it used to be when you were younger.
Before you opt for a mid face lift, it is advisable that you ask your doctor for mid face before and after pictures. You can also find these pictures online. This will give you a more realistic idea of what to expect from the surgery.
A mid face lift involves the tightening of facial muscles, removal of excess fat, and stretching of the skin to bring out a smooth and firm facial appearance. The extra skin that remains after stretching is normally removed by the surgeon. A mid face lift surgery is performed when the patient is under the influence of anesthesia. The doctor will make incisions on certain areas of your face to remove fat and pull the skin. Short term side effects include significant discomfort after the surgery accompanied by numbness of skin.
It is mandatory that you consult a good plastic surgeon or a facial plastic and reconstruction specialist before going for this procedure. He will guide you and can inform you about the cost of mid face lift. Generally, the cost varies from doctor to doctor and clinic to clinic; however, generally it can cost you anything between USD3000 and USD7000.
A mid face lift recovery period is short. It takes only a month to fully recover from the discomfort and the numbness. However, in a week or two, you will be able to go to work and stick to your daily routine. Patients are required to take rest and stay away from strenuous jobs at least for two weeks for a quick and proper recovery.
Like any other cosmetic surgery, mid face lift can be both a good or bad thing. It is thus always best that you consult your doctor and discuss all the details related with this procedure before you opt for it. Also, discuss any underlying medical conditions or medication that you may be on as this may interfere with the anesthesia or medication used during the surgery.