Midface lift is one of the most preferred aesthetic surgeries for people who want a younger appearance when the signs of aging begin. The signs of aging are usually seen on the face. Therefore, mid facelifts are preferred to intervene in situations such as reduction of facial muscles, loss of elasticity and sagging of the skin.

What is a midface lift?

Midface lift surgery is performed to aesthetically give a younger appearance during the time when the skin loses its elastic properties, and this causes sagging. Due to the fact that aging cannot be stopped, the ideal solutions for people who have aesthetic concerns due to aging are midface lift surgeries.

The midface lift focuses on the area under the eyes and the corners of the nose, which is considered the centre of the face. This area is a region where the first signs of aging are noticed, as it is usually made up of soft tissue. Due to advancing technology, advantageous devices and endoscopic procedures are used in midface lift. In this way, sagging skin is stretched through successful aesthetic procedures without incision marks. 

Who can have a midface lift performed?

It is not possible to place age restrictions on those who undergo a midface lift. Facelift surgeries consist of different parts and applications. Therefore, midface lift surgeries are among the most preferred aesthetic surgeries. As the hyaluronic acid that the skin needs decreases after a certain age, collagen production slows down. 

When collagen production decreases, sagging and wrinkles often appear, especially in the midsection of the face. A midface lift is usually performed on men or women between the ages of 30 and 55. Midface lift surgeries are preferred in cases such as sagging cheeks, bags under the eyes and weak cheekbones. In this way, the person gets a youthful appearance as the main point of the face is made more voluminous. 

What are the causes of sagging of the midface?

The causes of sagging midface can be different for each person who wants to have a healthy and smooth skin. Sagging of the facial skin, which is influenced by both aging and environmental factors, usually begins after the age of 30. The main causes of sagging midface and wrinkles are as follows:

  • As the moisture content decreases, the skin begins to dry out.
  • Sagging of the skin due to collagen deficiency
  • Wrinkling of the soft tissues
  • Genetic factors
  • Stress and other life factors
  • Cigarette and alcohol consumption

How is a midface lift performed?

Clinical midface lift is performed by plastic surgeons. Since general anaesthesia is used during the surgery, it is ensured that the patient does not feel any pain. Apart from that, midface lift is performed as follows:

  • An incision is made from the patient's scalp and endoscopic devices are used to reach the midface. 
  • Fatty tissue that causes sagging in the midface is lifted upward.
  • The desired tension is achieved with state-of-the-art endoscopic devices. 
  • The desired youthful appearance is achieved by shaping the cheekbones and nose contour.
  • Since aesthetic sutures are used after surgery, the suture marks will disappear on their own over time. 

What are the advantages of the midface lift?

The benefits of a midface lift are a healthier and younger appearance. As the cheeks become fuller, the cheekbones stand out. It provides a rejuvenated feeling as its permanence lasts for a long time. The face acquires a young and dynamic structure. Therefore, it is imperative to seek assistance from experienced plastic surgeons before undergoing a midface lift.