It is a fact that everyone ages differently. Some individuals experience lines and wrinkles as early as their late 20s, while others look youthful and refreshed well into their 40s. In addition, while some develop signs of aging in many locations, other individuals only experience wrinkles and sagginess in specified areas. For patients who have begun to notice changes to their facial features, a cosmetic procedure may be appropriate.
Dr. Berardi understands that each cosmetic surgery patient’s needs are unique, and is pleased to offer the mid-facelift procedure to patients who are unhappy with changes around their cheeks, brows, and eyes, but are not concerned with lower parts of the face, which can be addressed with a facelift. Read below to learn more about what a mid-facelift in Scottsdale can do for you.
Mid facelift surgery is a unique facial plastic surgery that specifically targets loose, sagging skin around the cheeks, eyes, and brow. This treatment may be combined with other facial procedures, such as a facelift, blepharoplasty or brow lift. Mid facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
Dr. Berardi will make a series of incisions within the hair of the scalp as well as within the mouth, through which he will access the mid face and tissues near the cheeks. Dr. Berardi will place sutures through these incisions enabling him to lift the tissue into a higher more youthful position. The incisions are then closed with sutures and staples, and then you will be brought to recovery.
Mid facelift is a less extensive procedure than a traditional facelift and will require less recovery time, although substantial rest is still needed after surgery. You should expect to experience some swelling and minor discomfort in the days after surgery, both of which can be controlled by medication prescribed by Dr. Berardi. You will be instructed to keep the head elevated and ice your face to control swelling.
Many mid facelift patients in Scottsdale are able to return to work within 10 days or less. Dr. Berardi will closely monitor your recovery and advise you about resuming other, more strenuous activities and exercise. Should any questions or concerns arise during your recovery period, Dr. Berardi and his staff are available around the clock.
Mid facelift surgery is ideal for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of loose sagging skin or volume loss around their cheeks and eyes. To be a good candidate for a mid facelift, you should be in good health and have a desire to rejuvenate your cheeks and brows.
Dr. Berardi will evaluate these factors during a pre-surgery consultation. During the consultation he will also evaluate your overall health and cosmetic goals, and answer any questions you may have about treatment. It is important that you have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of surgery. While a mid facelift can reverse some signs of aging, it cannot stop the aging process from continuing.
Mid facelift surgery provides modest yet noticeable improvements to your facial features, and can enhance your self-confidence. Dr. Berardi is proud to offer this and other innovative treatment options so that he can provide for the diverse needs of all patients.
If you are interested in learning more about mid-facelift surgery, we encourage you to contact us via our online form or call us at 480-397-0711 to schedule a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Berardi can also discuss other facial plastic surgery options such as eyelid surgery, brow lifts or rhinoplasty in Scottsdale and Phoenix.