Is Mid Facelift Surgery for You?
Unfortunately, the aging process is not one that can be stopped. Luckily, we live in a world where a variety of options are readily available to help us look and feel our absolute best. For example, at Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, we offer a mid-facelift procedure, which can help patients from all walks of life become more confident in their daily lives.
If you are interested in learning how a mid facelift in Chicago can give you a more youthful appearance, please keep reading. Or, you can schedule a consultation today by contacting the professional staff at Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago at (708) 444-1530.
About the Mid Facelift Procedure
It is no secret that, over time, the skin can lose its elasticity. When this occurs, the face, particularly the cheeks and eyelids, can sag, making the face appear tired-looking, as well as older than your real age. Though you cannot flat out stop this aging process from unfolding, you can compete with it. Specifically, a mid facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that, when performed by a skilled and trained professional, can leave your face appearing smoother and younger.
After administering general anesthesia, the process is relatively routine: To start the mid facelift procedure, small, though deep, incisions are made throughout the muscle tissue of the face. Then, Dr. Dutton will adjust the fat and muscle tissue, before pulling up the middle of the face, ultimately smoothing out and tightening the skin. Lastly, he will suture the incisions, and then it will be time to begin the recovery period.
Due to the fact that pain is subjective, it is difficult to determine how much pain you may or may not feel following the procedure. Most patients do admit to feeling some sort of discomfort, however, you can be prescribed medication to help soothe you.
Recovering from a Mid Facelift Procedure
Before you consider a mid-facelift procedure at Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, it is imperative to ensure that you schedule enough downtime to focus on your recovery. Generally speaking, patients need about a full week to heal. Mid facelifts are far less invasive surgical procedures than a standard facelift, meaning the recovery period is not as long or inconvenient. Further, during this time, patients often experience less pain and quicker results.
During the recovery period, it is important to get lots of rest, drink plenty of water, and avoid direct sun exposure. Slight bruising and swelling should both be expected during this time, but these side effects often subside within a week. To minimize the bruising and swelling that may occur, avoid consuming blood thinners prior to the surgery. As mentioned above, while some pain and discomfort are typical, these symptoms can be controlled with medication prescribed by the doctor.
After seven to ten days, it is likely that you will be able to return to work. However, you will still need to avoid all strenuous activities, especially any and all rigorous workout regimes and physical activities. Before you do completely return to your normal, daily schedule, make sure you speak to your doctor for approval.
The Benefits of a Mid Facelift Procedure
There are numerous benefits to pursuing a mid-facelift procedure, such as the fact that the surgery is less invasive than other surgeries, such as the standard, full facelift option. As a result, less bruising and bleeding are likely to occur, and you should experience a fast recovery time.
Other benefits of a mid-facelift procedure can include a more affordable price, faster results, less risks and chances of scarring, the ability to combine other surgeries simultaneously, and more.
“I was very reluctant to do any type of procedure to my face, but every time I looked in the mirror, all I could see were deep lines around my mouth. I researched Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, and found the place to be very nice and professional. My results were amazing! The lines now are just subtle, like when I was in my 20s. I had zero bruising and little discomfort after the procedure. I will certainly go back to Dr. Dutton.” – Satisfied Patient
Risks Associated with a Mid Facelift Procedure
As with any type of minor or major cosmetic surgery, potential risks are always a possibility. Yet, when your mid facelift procedure is performed by an educated and experienced doctor, risks are less likely to occur. However, rare yet potential risks associated with a mid-facelift procedure can include the following:
- Abnormal Swelling and Bruising
During your consultation with Dr. Dutton, you will receive instructions on what to do (and what not to do) both pre-and post-surgery. Following these instructions will be imperative, as doing so could further lower the probability of all potential risks from occurring. Of course, if you have questions or concerns regarding the risks of the surgery, or any aspect of the mid facelift procedure, you will have a chance to address them with the doctor. At Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, we want you to feel comfortable about the surgery, as well as completely informed.
The Best Candidate for a Mid Facelift Procedure
Are you wondering if you are a good candidate for a mid-facelift procedure? If you are struggling with unwanted wrinkles and lines on your face, then this surgery may be appropriate for you and your needs. Though, the best candidate for this specific procedure is a patient who is mentally, physically, and emotionally stable. Further, it is necessary to have realistic expectations following the surgery.
Individuals who actively smoke and/or have a history of bleeding are not good candidates for a mid-facelift procedure, as complications are more likely to occur during the surgery. If you are unsure whether or not this procedure would be appropriate for you, you can speak to our staff regarding your personal and medical history. Dr. Dutton will always consider your goals, facial structure, degree of aging, and more, before scheduling or planning any surgery.
Do you still have questions or concerns regarding the Chicago mid facelift procedure? Or, perhaps you are ready to schedule a consultation? Either way, you can contact the professional staff of Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago by calling (708) 444-1530 today. We specialize in a variety of facial procedures such as fat grafting, eyelid surgery, and more.