Mid-face lifts restore fullness to the cheek area and minimize the creases running from nose to lips. Depending upon the individual needs of each patient, the incision may be located in the hairline above the ear or beneath the lashes of the lower lid. In certain cases, a dissolvable device is placed beneath the cheek skin. This device helps to elevate the deeper layers of the cheek.
The procedure may be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures, and may be performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Most patients resume their usual daily activities after one week.