For many people, the aging process starts slowly with wrinkles that begin beneath the eyes and around the corners of the mouth. The cheeks begin to lose elasticity and sag which causes the corners of the mouth to downturn a bit. In these cases, a non-surgical mid-face lift may be the solution to recreate the freshness youth. The mid-face lift procedure helps correct the early signs of aging by restoring volume in the cheek area and tightening up the folds in the mid-face region.
The mid-face region is the triangular area between the corners of the eyes down to the corners of the mouth. It includes the lower eyelids, cheeks and nasiolabial folds that are otherwise known as “smile or laugh” lines that form on either side of the mouth. The aging process can begin to show as early as the late 30’s and early 40’s with a loss of plumpness in the cheek area. With the loosening of skin, the cheeks sag creating bags under the eyes. The gravity also allows the corners of the mouth to droop which can make a person look older or angry.
According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, a non-surgical mid-face lift can done using injectable dermal fillers to add volume beneath the eyelids and in the cheeks to provide a youthful contour. The procedure often takes less than an hour and the results are noticeable within a few days following the injections. Dr. Dominic utilizesa unique mid-face lift technique called the “Invisible Touch” method. This technique involves injecting a dermal filler such as Radiesse into the cheeks through injections inside the mouth. This allows placement of the filler directly over the cheek bones which adds volume well below the skin. This method provides a smoother and more natural look.
The non-surgical mid-face lift offered at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is completed in about an hour in their fully accredited medical facility in Tampa. The procedure is not painful and there is really no recovery time necessary. The patient may feel some minor swelling or bruising for a day or so after the injections but can return to work and normal activities the same day. With the “Invisible Touch” technique, there is no external bruising on the outside of the face. Depending on the type of dermal filler used and the amount needed to create the desired look, the results can last for up to a year or even as long as 18 months before re-treatment is necessary.
The mid-face lift can help you look younger but also happier because the lift helps repair the drooping corners of the mouth. It reduces wrinkles in the lower eye and in the mouth region leaving a fresher, revitalized appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the non-surgical mid-face lift procedure or want to find out if you are a good candidate, we recommend that you schedule a consultation for a one on one assessment.