The effects of aging may begin to show in the face as early as the 30s or 40s. How early the telltale signs begin to appear will depend on skin elasticity, sun exposure, overall health, genetics and your lifestyle.
The cheeks may begin to sag and the area below the eyes may appear hollow and sunken. This will also accentuate the nasojugal groove. Nasolabial folds extending from the nose to the mouth corners may begin to thicken and mouth corners may turn down, creating a sad or angry appearance.
At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles, our skilled plastic surgeon can perform endoscopic midface lift surgery to reverse early signs of aging in the midface region. This is a safe and effective procedure with proven results that last for many years.
What Is Endoscopic Midface Lift Surgery?
In endoscopic surgical procedures, the surgeon uses a scope through small incisions to treat various conditions. An endoscopic midface lift procedure is performed through tiny incisions strategically placed in the hairline and within the mouth.
Through these small incisions, our plastic surgeon will reposition fat pads of the cheeks up and over the cheekbones to create more youthful facial contours. This procedure is often performed in combination with brow lift, eyelid surgery, or cheek augmentation. It is less invasive and does not require as much downtime as full facelift surgery.
What Is Recovery Like after an Endoscopic Midface Lift?
Most patients experience minimal post-surgical pain and discomfort, which can be controlled with prescribed medications. You may experience mild discomfort while chewing that lasts for a few days.
Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling and sutures will be removed and bruising and swelling should subside within 10 to 14 days. You can wear makeup immediately after the procedure.
Benefits of an endoscopic midface lift
The midface lift is one of the most significant advances in plastic surgery developed in recent years. For patients with aging of the midface region and minor signs of aging of the lower face, it can address cosmetic concerns without the need for a traditional facelift.
Benefits of an Endoscopic Midface Lift Surgery?
There are many benefits to undergoing an endoscopic midface lift, including:
- Safe, effective procedure
- Proven long-lasting results
- Repairs the early signs of aging in the midface
- Faster, easier recovery than with traditional facelift surgery
- Does not require repeat treatments (as with injectable fillers)
- Creates a natural, refreshed appearance
- Can be performed in combination with other procedures, such as brow lift, eyelid surgery, and cheek augmentation
Who is a good candidate for an endoscopic midface lift?
This procedure can correct early signs of aging in the midface region and help delay the need for more invasive procedures. It may be recommended for patients with realistic expectations in good general health who have:
- Sagging cheeks
- Deeper nasal furrows
- Deeper nasojugal groove
- Downturned corner of the mouth
To determine if you are a good candidate for an endoscopic midface lift in Orange County/Los Angeles, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center.