Lift of the central face part, or midface lift, is an operation designed to lift above all the cheek tissues. Youthful appearance of this area is characterised by proper volume of the tissues in the zygomatic region and smooth transition of the lower eyelid into the cheek. With the passage of time, ligaments in this area relax and sagging of the cheek becomes evident by:
- a deepened groove on the lower border of the orbit - so-called valley of tears;
- lowering of the cheek with development of tissue deficiency in its upper part and excess in the lower region of the face;
- overhanging of heavy tissues of the cheeks causes apparent deepening of nasolabial folds and furrows in the area of mouth corners (so called marionette lines), which gives the face a harsh and tired look.
At an early stage, these symptoms can be effectively corrected by minimally invasive methods of aesthetic medicine such as volume restoration with hyaluronic acid, laser or ultrasound treatments. However, if midface aging is more advanced, it may require surgical intervention, which primarily involves lifting the subcutaneous fat pads, suspending and tightening of its scaffolding, i.e. the underlying fasciae. Thus, performing the operation once ensures an effect that lasts for years.
Why is it worth it?
A deep valley of tears, well defined facial furrows and sagging of the cheeks is a striking, relatively early sign of aging. The midface lift gives a long lasting, yet natural result of facial rejuvenation.
What do you need to know?
sagging of the cheeks and related well defined nasolabial furrows; so called "hamster cheeks"; loss of elasticity of the central part of the face
How often repeat
The lift is a one-time procedure, while its results last for many years; in case of restoration of cheek volume with the patient's own fat tissue, the surgery may need to be repeated after 3-6 months