Facelift is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure but, by nature, the procedure is not designed to fully address signs of aging all over your face. It is more effective on the lower parts of your face (jowls, sagging beneath the chin, etc.). Other plastic surgery procedures are more appropriate for treating the upper face (eye) area and the cheeks. Our plastic surgery Mission Viejo / San Clemente team at Tayani Institute offers a full selection of procedures to ameliorate your cosmetic concerns.
Mid facelift specifically focuses on sagging of your cheeks. The fat pad in your cheeks tends to descend as part of the aging process, and the area beneath your eyes can start to look sallow or hollow. Mid facelift returns the fat to its original position, providing fullness around your eyes and cheeks, and smoothing lines around your nose and mouth. This includes any marionette lines (i.e., the vertical lines running down from the outer corners of your mouth to your chin) and nasolabial folds. The result is a refreshed and attractively contoured face.
Mid facelift will not treat your eyelids, eyebrows or forehead area. A better option for these areas is brow lift or blepharoplasty.
Brow lift elevates a sagging brow and smoothes wrinkles and creases on the forehead. An endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive form of traditional brow lift. It involves smaller incisions and the use of a long, thin tube with a light and video camera attached. The tube is inserted through incisions in your hair-bearing scalp, and projects images onto a monitor in the operating room, enabling our plastic surgeon to see the internal structures of your forehead. Through the incisions, our plastic surgeon “lifts” the deep layers of tissue and treats any muscles that have weakened your eyebrows, causing them to droop or sag. The outcome is a smoother and more youthful contour in your upper face.
If you are interested in learning more about upper or mid facelift surgery or brow lift, contact our office at 949-489-2218 to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgery team, serving Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Big Bear, Arrowhead and all surrounding areas.