mid facelift surgery

MID FACELIFT SURGERY (Mini Facelift Surgery)

Over time, there are changes to the facial skin and soft tissues that can be exacerbated by weight changes and sun exposure. The facial skin eventually loses elasticity and begins to sag, while the volume of our faces generally begins to shift from higher to lower positions. The cheeks may also become hollow, flattened, and descend. Skin folds and wrinkles become more prominent through changes in muscular action and gravity.

A mid facelift is an operation designed to correct these problems. It involves elevating the cheeks to eliminate laxity and sagging, which is often performed in conjunction with lower eyelid surgery. The procedure can restore harmony to the mid facial region. In most cases, a mid facelift can be performed as part of a facelift, while in other patients, incisions in the temporal region or lower eyelid may be necessary.

The procedure causes the patient little discomfort, which can be relieved with pain medication. Some mild bruising and swelling is common after surgery and usually subsides within two to four weeks. In women, cosmetics can be applied after the sutures are removed. Activities that may elevate the blood pressure are recommended to be avoided during the first two weeks. Heavy lifting is not permitted during this time period.

Mid facelift surgery is a well-suited procedure that can be performed in an accredited outpatient SurgiCenter. Local anesthesia with sedation or with general anesthesia can be utilized for this type of facial rejuvenation. In patients with more significant surgical needs or those with other medical problems; the surgery will be performed in the hospital.

Mid facelift surgeries are performed frequently each year. Just like all cosmetic surgery procedures, you should be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with this procedure. Nonetheless, uncommon postoperative complications, delayed healing, nerve damage, noticeable scarring, infection, or localized collections of blood may arise. In addition, smokers must quit at least four weeks before and after surgery in order to prevent further problems. Risk of complications can be minimized by closely sticking to Dr. McKane's advice regarding the healing process.

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DR. BRICE W. MCKANE

Texas Plastic Surgery Associates

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-504
Dallas, TX 75230

Office:  972-566-3939
Fax:      972-566-3999