The Mid-Facelift, also called Mid-Rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the mid face area, focusing on the triangle between the nose, the eyes and the ears. It provides the ability to elevate the cheek skin, fat, and muscle vertically to compensate for gravity’s downward pull. Incisions are usually made only inside the lower eyelid, nasolabial fold or inside the mouth. An Endoscopic approach is also possible depending on the individual case.
The mid face is an essential part of an attractive face because the mid-face involves the muscles that show expressions. A sagging mid-face makes the drooping of the mouth and chin more obvious. A Mid-face Lift enhances cheekbones and gives men a more rejuvenated appearance. It may be carried out alone or conjunction with a Facelift, Cheek Implants, Fat-Transfer or Upper Eyelid Surgery.
Mid-Facelift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes 1 to 3 hours to complete.
The Mid-Facelift leaves patients without any visible scars, less bleeding and the procedure allows for a much faster recovery time.
Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the Mid-Facelift procedure suitable to you at your consultations.
At the consultations, Mr Ferrando will take your medical history, thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery and will explain each stage of Mid-Facelift procedure to you. He will carefully discuss all options suitable to you and answer any questions you may have. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient. Clear communication about your aesthetic goals is vital at this stage.
Mr Ferrando will also explain the risks of smoking, and specific medications to you, as they can interfere with the procedure as well as the healing process.
Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients assures a maximum satisfactory outcome of Cosmetic Surgery.
The Mid-Facelift surgery involves making a small incision either in the lower eyelid , inside the mouth or in the nasolabial fold. The aim is to restore volume and contours to the cheekbone area and lower eyelid. Mr Ferrando will reposition the underlying fat, and muscles, so that the middle of the face is pulled up looking more natural and rejuvenated.
Cheek fat will be pulled up onto the cheek bones where it used to be. This technique aims to flatten the cheek folds around the mouth and raises up the corners of the mouth.
Incisions will be carefully sutured and a light dressing will be applied to the treated areas.
After Surgery – Recovery
After the surgery, you might feel a little tender and sore; Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication and antibiotics, to ease your discomfort.
It is very important to keep your head in a more elevated position when you sleep as it will aid the recovery process. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time, whereas others will need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. You can expect a little swelling and bruising and your facial movements might feel slightly stiff for one to two weeks. Covering up these areas in the face with make up is absolutely fine.
You should feel fine 2-3 days after surgery. You should take 1 week of work to relax comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks after surgery.
Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery, but if you have any questions, or you should feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.