Where exactly are the incisions made for a mid-face lift?
For a facelift, incisions must be around the hairline, but I don't understand how the doctor pulls the cheeks up during a mid-face lift. Where would the incions be for the cheeks?
The midface area is a triangle located between the inner and outer corners of the eyes and the corner of the mouth. There are many surgical approaches to the midface -- through the traditional hairline incisions near the ear and also from the scalp via endoscopic means. My inclination is to take a direct approach via an incision just below the eyelashes. This provides the most direct access to the midface. It enables me to provide a vertical lift in that area and I can improve the lower eyelids at the same time.
You can read more about midface lifts on my website: https://www.plasticsurgeonnewyork.com/mid_facelift.php
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
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