Lower eyelids, cheeks and cheekbones constitute the characteristic features of the midfacial area, and the bones in this region are the weakest group of bones that suffer thinning the earliest. With increased thinning, the soft tissues surrounding the facial skeleton loosen and weaken and deteriorate due to age, external factors and genetic predisposition. Therefore, cheeks and cheekbone areas will be subject to sagging and the firmness under the eyes will fade. With the tissues in this region shifting downwards due to the force of gravity and ageing, your face may gain a square or rectangular shape depending on the degree of sagging. Sunlight and gravity play a major role in the aesthetic flaws in the midfacial area. These aesthetic flaws in the midfacial area not only give the face a tired expression but also affect one’s mental health and social life.
The solution to aesthetic problems such as reduced fullness and sagging of cheeks, bags under eyes, deep lines or wrinkles around the temples is possible with mid facelift surgery performed by specialist surgeons at our hospital, Apex Clinic.
Even though ageing cannot be prevented, the result of mid facelift surgery is permanent and is performed in combination with procedures such as micro-lifting, fat injections and cheek implants.
You can have a more youthful facial structure with mid facelift surgery performed on middle-aged and older people.
At our hospital, mid facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts 1 to 3 hours. Patients should stop using blood thinners and smoking 1 week prior to surgery.
Patients may eat and also get out of bed and walk 4 hours after undergoing mid facelift surgery. Pain killers will be sufficient to relieve pain caused by tightness in the face. The patient will be discharged on the first day of surgery. Postoperative edema and swelling in the facial region will disappear completely in about 2 to 3 weeks. The patient can shower 1 to 2 days after surgery, but bandages will be applied to the face for the first 2 to 3 days after surgery. The patient can return to daily life in about 1 week.
After mid facelift surgery, the stretched area of the face should be protected from physical factors and the patient should regularly take painkillers. The patient should choose clothes that can be worn without contacting the face to protect the face. Smoking must be avoided for at least 1 month after surgery.