In a Midface Elevation, most dissections are done in deeper tissues through a lower eyelid incision and occasionally a temporal incision. Loose neck skin is treated with the same incisions and dissection as in a standard facelift.
Other Points: Additional procedures that would enhance the result are: Upper Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Chemical Peel, Chin Enlargement, Fat Suction, Cheekbone Enhancement, Enhancement of Lips and Reduction of Earlobes.
Insurance Guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Side Effects & Risks
The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures are some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
Recuperation and Healing: Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 10 days*. Bruising and swelling usually decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10-20 days*, but frequently last longer than standard lifts. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks* or sooner with continued improvement for several months*.
A more rested appearance and more youthful contour to the face. Blending of the eyelid and cheek skin junction. Decreasing of the nasolabial folds (skin around nose and mouth).