Q – What is the midface lift?
The midface lift is a plastic surgery procedure which cal lift sagging cheeks, restore cheek fullness, and soften smile lines. The procedure restores a refreshed and more youthful appearance to the cheek and midface area.
Q – Who is a good candidate for a midface lift?
Men and women who are interested in improving a flat or sunken appearance in the midface and cheek areas may be good candidates for a midface lift.
Q – What happens at a consultation for a midface lift?
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your facial appearance and what you hope to achieve through surgery. Your face and skin will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the midface lift procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed.
Q – Where does the midface lift surgery take place?
Dr. Schwartz performs the midface lift surgery at an outpatient surgical center.
Q – What anesthesia is used for the midface lift?
Dr. Schwartz performs the midface lift with IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Q – How is the midface lift procedure performed?
The midface lift begins by making tiny hidden incisions. Working through the incisions, the deep layers of the cheek bone are resuspended in a natural position.
Q – How long does the midface lift procedure take to perform?
The midface lift takes about one and a half hours to perform.
Q – Will I have scars after undergoing a midface lift?
The incisions made for the midface lift are tiny and hidden, resulting in small, well-concealed scars.
Q – Will I experience any pain after undergoing a midface lift?
Patients may experience some temporary discomfort after the midface lift procedure, but medication can help to manage this.
Q – What can I expect the recovery to be like after my midface lift?
Patients can expect a recovery of about five to seven days after the midface lift. Swelling and bruising may occur and typically fades within a few weeks. Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. The stitches are removed in about five to seven days and, while patients can usually return to work at that time, more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for about two weeks.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my midface lift?
Patients can usually return to work within five to seven days after the midface lift.
Q – When will I be able to exercise after my midface lift procedure?
Exercise and other strenuous activities may need to be postponed for about two weeks after the midface lift.
Q – When are the stitches removed after the midface lift procedure?
The stitches are usually removed five to seven days after the midface lift.
Q – What are the risks of the midface lift?
As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with the midface lift and these may include asymmetry, numbness, nerve damage, excessive scarring, and infection.
Q – Is the midface lift covered by insurance?
Midface lift procedure that are performed for cosmetic reasons are generally not covered by insurance, though patients should consult with their own insurance carrier.
Q – Can the midface lift be financed?
There are financing options available for many plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures.