Mid-face Lift (Cheek Lift)
The mid-face lift or a Cheek Lift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to restore a sagging cheek. The mid-face lift improves the appearance of drooping in the cheek and deep folds around the corners of the nose called the nasolabial folds. A mid-face lift can be performed in conjunction with other procedures or as an isolated procedure alone. The following are the most common questions asked about a surgical mid-face lift procedure.
How is the actual cheek lift procedure performed? The mid-face lift or Cheek Lift procedure is performed in many different ways depending on a thorough exam of facial anatomy, individual aging and the patient and the surgeon’s preference. A mid-face lift can be performed by using non-surgical methods such as facial injectable fillers and Botulinum toxin A (Botox®) or surgical techniques.
One surgical method is endoscopic mid-face lift. Dr. Bolourian makes the same incisions made for the endoscopic brow lift. This includes a few small incisions which are placed in a well-concealed location within the hair-bearing scalp. Working through the incisions, Dr. Bolourian then uses minimally invasive techniques to lift the sagging cheek tissue to a more youthful position. An endoscope functions as a viewing device. It consists of a probe fitted with a tiny camera and bright light, which is inserted through a small incision; and a viewing screen to magnify the transmitted images of the mid-face and forehead.
Another surgical technique is direct access Cheek Lift via concealed incisions under the eye. The cheek muscle along with other descended components of the cheek are lifted, positioned and secured in their natural youthful anatomic locations. This procedure is primarily used for individuals seeking lower eyelid rejuvenation as well as a mid-face lift.
Reza Bolourian, M.D., D.D.S.
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