Overview

What is a Mid-Facelift?

As middle age approaches, the effects of gravity start to become apparent as sagging in various areas of the face. In the region of the cheeks (referred to by physicians as “midface”), this sagging, combined with a gradual loss of facial volume, results in a hollow appearance below the eyes and deepening of the folds that extend upward from the corner of the mouth to the nose. When these changes are mild, significant improvement can be achieved by filling in the hollows and depressions with injectable fillers such as Voluma©. However, for more permanent and significant improvement, the mid-face lift is recommended.

The endoscopic mid-face lift is considered to be one of the most significant advances in the field of facial plastic surgery in recent years. Prior to the development of this procedure, surgeons had no reliable or consistent method of managing mid-facial descent. The safe and effective performance of this operation requires an expert knowledge of facial anatomy and advanced surgical training. Dr. Thompson performs this procedure endoscopically (small incisions using a camera), and completed his training in facial plastic surgery with one of the pioneers of mid-facial surgery.

How is a Mid-Facelift performed?

The mid-facelift is performed under deep sedation, often in combination with a forehead lift since the incisions are the same. This procedure is performed endoscopically (with assistance of a camera), and the incisions are completely hidden behind the hairline. The mid-facial soft tissue is released from underlying attachments and restored to a more youthful position using dissolvable stitches. The benefits of the mid-facelift are as follows:

  • Significantly improves deepening crease lines nasolabial folds) extending from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Significantly improves hollowing below the eyes
  • Restores sagging cheeks and early jowls to a more youthful position
  • Offers more permanent correction than injectables or the “thread-lift” can provide
  • Indicated for individuals in their 40s – 50s and older
  • Safe and effective
  • Endoscopic approach allows excellent results with smaller incisions hidden behind the hairline
What should I expect with recovery from a Mid-Facelift?

Upon completion of the procedure, facial dressings are applied to prevent excessive swelling and bruising. These are removed the following day. Patients are closely followed and sutures are removed in approximately 7 days. We recommend only light activity for the first week to ten days following surgery. Facial swelling is usually slightly more significant than with facelift surgery. Most patients return to work after 2-3 weeks with makeup easily covering any residual bruising.


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Interested in getting a mid-facelift in Salt Lake City, Draper, Layton, Utah and the surrounding areas? Contact Utah Facial Plastics for more information or to schedule an appointment call (801) 776-2220 or fill out our contact form.

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Undergoing a full facelift or MACSlift (mini facelift) is a process and one that is much more comfortable to undergo with the help of others who have gone through it before. Most patients initially have questions about scarring, recovery downtime, pain level, safety and results. Utah Facial Plastics offers a group of Facelift Friends who are here to help you through the process if you wish.

Our Facelift Friends program was developed by a group of facelift patients who felt it would have been nice to have others to speak and meet with who had been through surgery before. As helpful and knowledgeable as the UFP staff members are, most have not undergone facelift surgery. By combining their experience with multiple patients who have had surgery, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best support network available. They are here to meet beforehand or give you a call to answer all your questions from a personal experience.

Talk with one of our patient care coordinators to get more information on facelift or MACSlift procedures and connect with Facelift Friends.

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  • 723 East 12200 South
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  • Draper, UT84020

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  • 2255 N 1700 W
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  • Layton, UT84041

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