As we grow older, the mid-face area begins to lose its youthful appearance. The cheeks begin to sag, and suddenly we see a tired and weathered face staring back at us in the mirror. When this occurs, a mid-face lift can address the signs of aging in this specific area, restoring a refreshed and revitalized overall look. If you are looking to turn back the clock, it is important to select the right surgeon to help you accomplish your aesthetic goals. For some of the best results from a mid-face lift, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Ridgway, one of the best plastic surgeons Seattle can lay claim to.
Benefits of a mid-face lift
Lax skin, drooping features and deep wrinkles can cause you to appear older far before your time. Fortunately, an expertly-performed mid-face lift can give you back your youthful appearance by:
- Improving the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
- Correcting hollow areas underneath the eyes.
- Returning sagging cheeks to their elevated and youthful position.
- Reversing an aging and tired expression.
In addition, the mid-face lift is less intensive than our traditional facelift in Bellevue. That means it provides you with a beautiful and refreshed overall appearance – but with quicker results, a shorter recovery time and less bruising and swelling.
An overview of a mid-face lift
To begin among the best mid-face lift Bellevue has to offer, Dr. Ridgway will first administer general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. He will then make small incisions in the hairline and around the ear, carefully placing them to ensure that the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible – resulting in a natural and discreet final outcome. Through those openings, Dr. Ridgway will insert a tiny camera attached to a monitor in the operating room, which will guide him through the surgery. Using tiny surgical tools, he will then tighten the underlying muscles and elevate the middle area of the face to achieve a smooth and youthful appearance.
What to expect during recovery
When you wake up from your procedure, you will have a bandage placed around your head, which will control swelling and bruising. After providing you with detailed instructions regarding your post-operative care, Dr. Ridgway will send you home to begin the healing process. During the initial recovery period, it’s normal to experience some pain, bruising and swelling -- but Dr. Ridgway will make sure you have pain medication to manage any discomfort. You should expect to spend a week or two resting at home before returning to work. During this time, you will be advised to avoid exercise and strenuous activity and walk lightly around the house to promote blood flow and ensure an optimal healing process.
Are you a candidate for a mid-face lift?
Dr. Ridgway is deeply committed to personalized patient care. As such, he determines candidacy for all of his patients on an individual basis, after carefully evaluating the signs of facial aging that concern them most. With that said, the mid-face lift is most commonly performed on men and women who want to address advanced signs of facial aging, such as sagging skin around the cheeks, creases around the nose and mouth, and wrinkles underneath the eyes. In addition, you should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish.
Although these guidelines should give you an idea of who can benefit from a mid-face lift, the only way to know for sure if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ridgway today. During that appointment, he will walk you through the procedure and help you determine if it is in your best interest.
Schedule a consultation
If wrinkles and sagging skin around your cheeks and eyes are causing you to look older before your time, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for among the best mid-face lift Bellevue has to offer with Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private meeting, he will carefully evaluate the signs of aging that concern you most, before composing a custom treatment plan designed to restore your vibrant and youthful facial appearance.Schedule a consultation