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As we get older, our cheeks begin to sag and it can make us look old, tired, or even angry.

A mid-facelift is a procedure designed to raise the cheeks. Like a regular a facelift, the procedure is done to tighten facial skin and smooth wrinkles, but also targets areas around the eyes, cheeks and nose. The result is a face that looks more youthful and energetic.

A mid-facelift does not address the eyelids, eyebrows, or forehead. However, the surgery will make your cheekbones look more prominent, and restore the fullness to your cheeks. Many feel that the procedure creates a more natural appearance.

How Does A Mid-Facelift Procedure Work?

During the surgery, small, deep incisions will be made into the facial tissue around the cheek. This allows the surgeon to pull the muscles around the nose and cheeks up, which will lay a foundation in smoothing out the skin. Sometimes, a surgeon will use a small camera device called an endoscope to insert inside the cuts so they can be more precise by pinpointing which muscle tissue and fat to move up to the eye sockets.

The incisions are then sutured. The process can take between 60-90 minutes.


  • Restore cheek height
  • Increase cheek projection
  • Shorten the lower lid
  • Create a rejuvenated look for the face

Who Makes a Good Candidate for a Mid-face Lift?

The ideal candidate for the procedure:

  • A non-smoker and physically healthy
  • Has good skin tone and not ready for a full face-lift
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for the procedure

Recovery After A Mid-face Lift Procedure

After the procedure, your face could be swollen for about four to ten days. However, the swelling can be reduced by using cold compresses around the eyes and cheek. Dimpling may also appear in your cheek, but it will fade over time as your face begins to settle into its new look.

You may be able to return to your regular routine after a few weeks.

Your surgeon may also recommend some antibiotics along with pain medication to prevent infection and alleviate soreness after the procedure.

If you are looking to restore a more youthful and rested appearance, particularly in the eye, nose and cheek area, contact Kyle Belek M.D. for more information about a mid-facelift. We believe you will be delighted by your new beautiful, youthful presentation, and the confidence boost, that result from Dr. Belek’s mid-facelift procedure. Call us at (415) 968-9652 today for a consultation.