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Is 35 too young to get a a mid-face lift?

Is 35 too young to get a  a mid-face lift?

Midface lift: As someone who did a lot of lecturing and writing on the midface lift 20 years ago, i will tell you. I rarely perform the procedure anymore because of the advances in long term fillers such as fat, juvederm and sculptra. Patients can often achieve similar results by filling as opposed to undergoing a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Facelift (Definition)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in ...Read more


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Is a mid-face lift considered a major surgery?

Is a mid-face lift considered a major surgery?

Yes!: This surgery does carry significant risks which must be conveyed to the patient prior to undergoing the procedure (asymmetry, scarring, bleeding, nerve damage). ...Read more

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Is melanoma detection more difficult after a mid-face lift?

Is melanoma detection more difficult after a mid-face lift?

No cause-effect : Cutaneous melanoma is a disease of the skin and in mid facelift or regular facelift, unless a suspicious pigmented lesion is in the skin excision line, there are no factors associated with increased incidence of melanoma or issues with detection of melanoma. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic plastic surgeons use skin glue for a mid-face lift, as opposed to sutures, that may produce more scarring?

Yes.: Skin glue can definitely be used to close almost all incisions that we do cosmetically. It's unclear which produces more scarring (skin glue vs. Stitches), however a general rule is permanent (non-dissolving) stitches should be removed as early as possible. ...Read more

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Is melanoma detection more difficult after a mid-face lift? I have had melanoma removed from my left cheek from a cancerous mole. I still visit the dermatologist yearly to check the moles on my face. Would this rule me out as a candidate for getting a mid

Is melanoma detection more difficult after a mid-face lift? I have had melanoma removed from my left cheek from a cancerous mole. I still visit the dermatologist yearly to check the moles on my face. Would this rule me out as a candidate for getting a mid

Midface lift: Having had melanoma does not preclude you from undergoing cosmetic surgery. However, if you had a wide and deep excision a melanoma with a complicated closure, it may complicate your procedure. Be sure to seek the advice of a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

3 ways: There are typically 3 ways to perform a mid-face lift a.) through the lower eyelid skin incision b.) through the side-burn (temple incision) c.) through the mouth (intra-oral. ...Read more

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How to sleep after face lift?

How to sleep after face lift?

Head elevated: You will reduce swelling and be more comfortable if you keep your head somewhat elevated after facelift surgery. Usually a couple of extra pillows will be sufficient. Your surgeon may also advise you wear a supportive bandage for a few weeks afterward. ...Read more

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Can you develop keloids from a face lift ?

Can you develop keloids from a face lift ?

Yes: Keloids are an overactive healing process. Essentially the off button doesn't work after the incision has healed and overproduction of collagen creates thick scars. Keloids are different from hypertrophic scars. Keloids actually by definition must grow beyond the boundaries of the scar. Hypertophied scars are confined within but are thick and elevated. Dark skin patients are more susceptible. ...Read more

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Will a dentistry face lift correct an overbite?

Will a dentistry face lift correct an overbite?

Jaw surgery: done by maxillofacial surgeons who are either plastic surgeons or oral surgeons can make a profound improvement in facial aesthetics. they involve pre and post orthodontia and can correct several bite problems including "over bite" (class II bite). It is not referred to as a facelift which is a skin/ soft tissue operation performed by plastic surgeons. ...Read more

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