Midface Lift

At L&P Aesthetics, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. David M. Lieberman, Dr. Sachin S. Parikh, and Dr. Steven A. Curti, are highly regarded for their advanced facelift techniques. We specialize in midface lifts, offering customized treatment plans tailored to enhance your facial features. With our extensive experience and specialized focus on facial plastic surgery, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a rejuvenated and balanced appearance.
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What is a Midface Lift?

Each third of the face ages in a distinct fashion. Over the last two decades, treatment of the mid-third of the face, or midface, has received much attention in the surgical literature. As we age, the fullness of the cheek area (midface) starts to drop with gravity. This not only gives the cheek a hollow look, but it also changes the appearance of the lower eyelid and creates deep grooves around the mouth. While this area can be addressed by certain facelift techniques, some patients will benefit most from a directed midface lift.

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What to Expect During Midface Lift Surgery

The procedure typically takes between 2 to 3 hours. Midface lifting is performed via an endoscopic approach using incisions hidden behind the hairline. As a midface lift is being performed, a lateral brow lift may also be performed simultaneously. As the soft tissue of the cheek is suspended to a more youthful position, the excess skin must be redistributed along the forehead and then into the hairline. Doing these procedures together allows a simultaneous rejuvenation of the cheek, the brow and the forehead. Often the lower eyelids are addressed at the time of surgery through a lower blepharoplasty to produce the most harmonious and youthful result.

Midface lift & Neck lift Recovery Process

Why Choose L&P For Your Midface Lift

A midface lift rejuvenates the cheek and lower eyelid area. It’s performed through an endoscopic incision hidden in the hairline and diminishes the nasolabial folds, aging in the midface and may also improve the jowl area.

Although this procedure is minimally invasive, initial recovery may take 2 to 3 weeks with improving results over several months. Our core objective is to provide a safe, comfortable surgical experience that aspires to restore your appearance and aims to produce natural-looking results. We have provided before & after photos of our patients to help you visualize the possibilities.

Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons perform midface lift surgery at our Palo Alto location and provide consults at our downtown Los Gatos, CA, office as well.

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Midface Lift Before and After Gallery

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Midline Neck Lift before and after treatment in CA

Midline Neck Lift Before & After Case 76

This beautiful, young patient from Palo Alto came to Drs. L&P looking for minor aesthetic enhancements to the neck, chin, and nose. Drs. L&P performed their signiture midline neck lift, a conservative chin augmentation, and a rhinoplasty. With only minor inscisions in the natural fold of the chin and 5mm behind the earlobes, these procedures result in minimal visible scarring with natural looking results. This patient is thrilled, and loves how her results preserve and enhance her natural beauty.

Midline Neck Lift before and after treatment in California

Neck Rejuvenation with Midline Neck Lift

These pictures show the dramatic result of our L&P Midline Neck Lift being performed on the perfect patient! This procedure involved no ear incisions or skin removal. Because of our expertise in deep neck anatomy, we can offer this procedure to people experiencing any level of aging changes to the neck, from minimal to severe. This lovely woman was the ideal candidate because she was bothered by the fullness of her neck, but she didn’t have sagging skin or jowls in her lower face. (If she had those issues as well, a facelift along with the neck lift would have been a better solution.) We were able to give her a sharper jawline and a much more slender appearance with a neck lift that required just one incision under the chin. There are multiple layers of skin, muscle, and fat addressed in the L&P Midline Neck Lift. It comprises a combination of techniques including surgical tightening of key layers, removal of superficial and deep fat with direct visualization – meaning we refine as we go to remove the perfect amount – and sometimes gentle liposuction. We add finishing touches that help the skin “shrink wrap” around the newly youthful neckline.

Midline Neck Lift before and after treatment in Palo Alto, CA

Rejuvenated Neckline

A midline neck lift can sharpen the neckline with just one incision! It’s great for people without jowling or sagging at the jawline, like this beautiful patient. Before surgery, her neckline sloped downward from her chin, rather than staying high under her jaw, then dropping at a sharper angle at the neck. Her procedures – the midline neck lift and a chin implant to extend her jawline – gave her an increase in facial definition that makes her look younger, slimmer, and more glamorous!

Midface Lift Recovery and Beyond

A midface lift with a brow lift and/or a blepharoplasty can be performed under either twilight sleep (IV sedation) or general anesthesia. Prior to surgery you will meet the anesthesia team and be asked to review any allergies, as well as your major medical history. You’ll be given a medication to help you relax. We work hard with the anesthesiologist to minimize any nausea or pain after surgery.

After 1 to 2 hours of recovery, you can be discharged from the surgery center with a family member or friend. We ask that someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Midface Lift FAQs

There are options available for patients are interested in facial rejuvenation without surgery. Visit our Non-Surgical Facelift page for dedicated information about non-invasive treatment options such as liquid facelift, Ultherapy®, and FaceTite.

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