A mid-face lift, also called a cheek lift, addresses one of the earliest signs of aging – sagging of the cheeks and the surrounding area. For many, the traditional facelift may not fully treat the upper cheek and lower eyelid areas of the face, which often flatten and lengthen with age.
Recovery usually takes seven to 10 days, with most patients requiring only a week off from work or other regular activities. Minimal bruising and swelling after the procedure is eased by using ice for the first 24 to 48 hours. Because your surgery will be completed as an outpatient, please make certain to bring someone with you to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours following surgery.