What exactly is the difference between a lower facelift and a midface lift? Where is the line drawn between the two?
This is a question that I am frequently asked by patients. The lower facelift procedure is performed when the patient wants an improvement in the neck and lower face. This procedure improved the jowls and the excessive neck laxity. Usually, this is a SMAS-type procedure, where the SMAS is used to elevate the neck and lower face. The midface lift is performed when the patient wishes to improve the midface, or cheeks. As the face ages, the area known as the midface begins to descend. This can be seen with the deepening of the nasolabial folds. The procedure is performed via an incision in the temporal area. The procedure can be combined with lower facelift to achieve a rejuvenation of the entire face. Posted by Dr. Bustillo