How a Midface Lift Works
There are many techniques to perform a midface lift. One popular technique is to lift the cheeks through eyelid incisions. We have seen many complications of this technique. Another popular technique uses fillers to correct hollow cheeks and lift the cheeks. But there is a limit to how much lifting fillers can provide. Too much filler can tip the face into looking unnatural.
The best age defying facial procedures are ones that
- Counter the effects of gravity and lift the cheek back up from where it fell
- Produce natural, beautiful, and expected results
- Have minimal downtime
- Are minimally invasive
- Are long lasting
Advancements in facelift procedures are now able to address the cheeks simultaneous with the face and neck. However in most practices, these procedures result in large incisions and a longer recovery.
At W Cosmetic Surgery®
of Philadelphia, we specialize in a midface lift technique performed through small incisions in the temple and forehead above the hairline that are easily concealed. The procedure is often performed under monitored anesthesia and associated with a recovery time of approximately 9 days. The procedure has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all the procedures we perform.
Our interest in midface lifting in all its forms resulted in the publication of our book Midface Rejuvenation
published by Springer. Our chapter on midface rejuvenation via a preperiosteal approach defines our unique midface lift technique. Due to technical challenges of the procedure, we have designed several instruments that may be useful to surgeons new to these procedures to make the procedure easier. These devices are either patented or in further development.