A traditional facelift often doesn’t address many of the most important signs of aging, such as hollow cheeks and droopy jowls. That’s why Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, performs customized mid-facelift procedures at his office in Beverly Hills, California. A mid-facelift specifically targets the areas of your face that lose fat and fullness with age, particularly the cheeks. If you’re ready to transform your appearance and take years off your face, call Dr. Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, or book an appointment online today.
As you age, the tissues around your mid-face naturally deflate and lose firmness, while lines around the nose and mouth — called nasolabial folds — begin to deepen. The fat and tissue around your cheeks that once looked youthful also start to droop and collect in the jawline in the form of jowls.
A traditional facelift primarily targets the forehead and eyes, but it does little to address the mid-face. That’s why the team uses precise and customized lifting techniques to restore youthful contours to the middle-third of the face.
If you aren’t ready for a full facelift, a mid-facelift may be right for you. Many patients who seek a mid-facelift are in their 30s and 40s and simply want to restore their youthful tone and fullness.
For older patients, the team can use a combination of a mid-facelift, eyelid rejuvenation, and dermal fillers to help you achieve the look you want without a full facelift. The team performs a comprehensive evaluation of your facial structure to determine which treatments are right for you.
Tobacco use naturally slows the healing process, so nonsmokers who are in good health are the ideal candidates for a mid-facelift.
The team may administer local or general anesthesia before your mid-facelift to ensure your comfort. During the procedure, they make small incisions behind the ear — behind the hairline whenever possible.
They then use special tools to lift the malar fat pad across the bony contours of your cheekbones. To lift droopy tissues and eliminate jowls, the team repositions this fat pad. This repositioning softens the nasolabial folds, refines the jawline, and restores volume to the cheeks.
A mid-facelift is a minimally invasive procedure when compared to a traditional facelift, which requires additional incisions. You can expect minor swelling and bruising following the procedure, but you can usually return to work within about ten days.
The team encourages you to walk following the procedure, but you should wait a few weeks before participating in vigorous exercise.
A mid-facelift can help you look younger and more vibrant. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, call the office or book online today.