Well placed incisions are made to minimize any visible scars. Through these incisions the cheek, jowl, and lower face areas are contoured to provide a more vibrant, pleasing appearance.
Performed under general anesthesia, a facelift may take between four to six hours depending on the number of adjunct procedures. Bruising and swelling usually improve during the first week. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities by the end of the first week. You will receive specific instructions during your recovery period explaining activity restrictions, postoperative care, the healing process, and your follow-up appointments.
A midface lift addresses the central portion of the face. It helps lift the falling lower lid and cheek junction to improve the lower eyelid, remove fat bags that contribute to the tired or sad appearance, and restore volume to the upper cheek area. This procedure is usually combined with lower eyelid surgery in select patients.
The improvements to the midface will appear as the bruising and swelling subside. The healing process will depend on the combination of procedures as well as your individual healing characteristics.
Dr. Deigni looks forward to discussing this procedure in detail with you and determining whether you are a candidate during your consultation.