Mid-face life (Cheek lift):What You Should Know

Another face lift option is a mid-face lift, which addresses one of the earliest signs of aging. This procedure lifts the tissues of the lower eyelid and cheek, accentuates the cheekbones, and reduces lines between the eyelid and cheek and between the cheek and upper lip.

Midface lifts can be performed in a variety of ways through different types of incisions, including small incisions using an endoscopic approach. This minimally invasive procedure uses small incisions to tighten and smooth facial skin and tissues below the eyes, and around the cheeks.

This outpatient procedure is performed with sedation or general anesthesia. Patients can typically go home the same day.


Recovery from a mid-face lift is faster than a traditional face lift. Typically, recovery takes 7 to 10 days and most patients only have to take off a week of work or activities. Bruising is minimal after the first week, and swelling gradually decreases over the first six weeks after surgery.

Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions about your care after your procedure.

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