Mid-Lower Face and Neck Lift

What is a mid-lower face and neck lift and why is it done?

Aging can cause sagging of your cheeks, making you appear older and tired. A mid-face lift is a surgery which helps to overcome this loose skin, lifting your cheeks and neck and providing fullness to your eyes and face.

How is a mid-lower face and neck lift surgery performed?

The mid-face lift surgery takes about 3 to 4 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia or sedation in a licenced hospital operation theatre. During the surgery, some incisions are made on your temple (along the hairline), cheeks and underneath of your chin. The fat pads are then repositioned to reduce the lines around your mouth and nose and lift the sagging skin. Your neck muscles platysma muscle will be stitched tight up, your deep tissues called SMAS will be tighten up as well, then extra redundant skin will be trammed off along your incisional skin area, and finally the incisions are closed with fine sutures.

What happens in the postoperative period?

Immediate results can be seen after the surgery. Your face and neck swelling, cheek pads may seem “overcorrected” at first but will settle into its natural position with healing and time. You can normally return to your regular activities about 2-4 week after the surgery. Your sutures will be removed in 1-2 weeks.

Are there any risks associated with this procedure?

Cosmetic surgical procedure is a formal risky surgical operation

It is Not a “simple beauty treatment”

Like any other procedures, the mid-lower face has risks and complications:

Common risks and complications:

Bruising, swelling, visible scaring/keloid, pain, treatment area hard/firm/lumpy/numbness/tightness, infection, bleeding, haematoma.

Rare risks and complications:

Distortion, smile deformation, asymmetry, muscle, nerve injury.

Anaesthetic anaphylaxis reaction: rashes, difficulty breathing, cardia arrest.

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