Those with prominent ageing features and multiple areas requiring correction in the cheek would benefit from a midface lift procedure. It is a powerful method of addressing eyebags as well and is also known as the midcheek lift.
A midface lift can be performed as a day procedure under local anaesthesia with or without sedation, or general anaesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference. The incision is made just under the lower eyelid, and the structures of the cheek are delineated. Manoeuvres to alter the fat, muscle, fascia, and skin can be performed, and closure usually leaves an almost invisible scar. Occasionally, fat grafting to the cheek or a cheek implant may be recommended to enhance the midface lift.
After the procedure, you will be observed for a short period before being discharged. Side effects such as pain, bruising and swelling are usually manageable and resolved in a couple of weeks. Sutures are removed 5 to 7 days after the procedure.
To check your suitability for this procedure, a detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon will enable you to make the right choice.