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FACE LIFT - MINI-/MIDFACE

FACE LIFT - MINI-/MIDFACE

A mini face lift, also known as a midface lift, rejuvenates the central section of the face. As opposed to a traditional face lift, a mini face lift involves a more limited/shorter incision or scar; however, a mini face lift is just as invasive as a regular face lift. A mini face lift focuses on rejuvenating the central portion of the face and maybe recommended if there’s less skin to redrape or remove. In some instances, the plastic surgeon performs a brow or eye lift in conjunction with this cosmetic procedure to maximise its potential.

Procedure

The mini or mid-face lift rejuvenates the central section of the face, from the lower eyelid to the upper lip, by repositioning sagging tissues and enhancing the volume of soft tissue that is lost in the midface with age, sun exposure and gravity.

A mini/midface lift takes approximately one to two hours.


General anaesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anaesthesia are used.


May be either an inpatient or outpatient procedure depending upon whether other procedures are being performed at the same time.


Temporary swelling, numbness, weakness of facial muscles or dry eyes.


Infection, persistent swelling, persistent dry eyes, permanent muscle weakness or areas of permanent numbness are possible.


The patient may resume work in seven to fourteen days. More strenuous activities may be resumed after three weeks. It’s typical to experience some swelling after the mini face lift.


The results are usually permanent.


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