Midface-lift cosmetic surgery is well-suited to healthy adults who would like to correct the flattening and sagging of the cheeks and eyelid area. While the procedure addresses early signs of aging in the cheek and undereye tissue, the midface-lift may be included as part of a comprehensive treatment plan aimed at correcting significant signs of aging on multiple areas of the face.
What Other Procedures Can Be Combined With My Midface-Lift?
Many of Dr. Amato’s patients in the Austin, TX area benefit most from a midface-lift when performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to create a more dramatic, rejuvenating effect for the entire face. These are outlined below.
When the delicate skin around the eyes starts to lose its elasticity, it is often the first noticeable sign of the aging process. To correct this loss of elasticity, the eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is very popular among patients seeking to restore a more youthful appearance. The eyelid lift is one of the most common procedures to be performed in conjunction with a midface-lift.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
One procedure frequently combined with the midface-lift is the minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift. This operation lifts a tired-looking and saggy brow and the surrounding areas to give the face a more youthful, rested, and refreshed look.
Facial Fat Transfer
In a facial fat transfer procedure, Dr. Amato will remove fat from a donor site on the body, such as the belly, back, or thighs. She will then carefully inject it into areas where facial fat loss is apparent in the chin or mid-face regions.
Patients also have the option of receiving cosmetic facial injections in conjunction with their midface-lift. Dr. Amato uses bio-compatible liquid fillers such as Kybella®, a non-surgical sub-chin fat treatment, or Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® to smooth wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. A combination of these can be packaged together into a single process called a Liquid Facelift.
Laser Facial Resurfacing
Laser facial resurfacing is a technique used to treat acne scarring, as well as sun damage, discoloration, and wrinkles. Using a powerful laser, Dr. Amato can remove the older upper layers of skin to allow new skin cells to form, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Combining Procedures?
Pros: Adding procedures doesn’t lengthen your recovery time and also means you will only have one recovery period. By combining multiple procedures into a single visit, you’ll be saving yourself from needing to take additional time off work.
Cons: In some cases, it might be safer to perform cosmetic procedures separately. One factor to consider is the length of time spent under general anesthesia during surgery. The longer you are under anesthesia, the greater the risks are. However, Dr. Malena Amato keeps patient safety as her top priority and knows when to combine procedures and when not to.