Patients in the Naples area have the rare and exclusive option of mid-facelift surgery when their needs or concerns are applicable to this specific surgical procedure. The mid-facelift is a variation of traditional facelift that targets the midface, or the region between the eyes and the mouth.It is common for the fat and muscle in this area to descend with age before many other areas of the face. In addition, the increasing lack of volume in the midface can contribute to wrinkles and creases like the nasolabial folds.
The endoscopic mid-facelift, offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Prysi, restores displaced fat and modifies the tissues to produce a more youthful-looking facial appearance. Dr. Prysi prides himself on using innovative techniques and technology to provide natural, beautiful results to his patients throughout Southwest Florida.
“I had an endoscopic mid-face lift and brow lift and all I can say is WOWWWWW!!!! [...] I look younger, refreshed, stunning and most importantly - it looks NATURAL and I still look like myself!!! He knows exactly how to shape your face and make it lovely and feminine. Dr. Prysi is an expert artist when it comes to facial structure. [...] Don't second guess - He is simply the best of the best!”
“Dr. Prysi is truly a master of his craft. His skill is simply amazing. You will not find a better plastic surgeon. I am six months post op and the incisions are nearly invisible. I had no complications and I look and feel fantastic! He listens and addresses all my concerns/questions. He is attentive, friendly and pleasant. His staff is friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to see every visit. I feel so fortunate to have find such a skilled Surgeon and staff. ”
“Felt very comfortable with Dr. Prysi & staff. They were very thorough and left me feeling confident with my decision.”
If you wish to address early signs of aging in the mid-face area, a mid-facelift may be able to benefit you. You may be a candidate for a mid-facelift if you have one or more of the following concerns:
- Sallow or hollow-looking undereye area
- Sagging of your cheeks
- Lines around your nose or mouth
- Marionette lines (vertical lines running from the outer corners of your mouth to your chin)
- Nasolabial folds
If you’re considering mid-facelift surgery or other facial surgical procedures, such as endoscopic composite facelift, you should be healthy with no medical conditions that could impair your healing or increase your surgical risk. It’s important that you have concrete, reasonable expectations and goals of the mid facelift procedure. Dr. Prysi will discuss your goals and expectations during a surgical consultation at his Naples, FL practice.
A mid facelift is an outpatient procedure that takes one to four hours. Anesthesia and sedation medications are administered to help you sleep comfortably during surgery. To begin, Dr. Prysi makes small incisions in your hairline. Through the incisions, he lifts any sagging cheek tissue (malar fat pad) to give your cheekbones a more youthful contour and smooth any lines around your mouth. He will also remove excess skin as needed to complement the cheek lift procedure that helps contour your mid-face. When Dr. Prysi is finished modifying the tissues and fat, he closes the incisions with sutures.
In some cases, a mid-facelift is combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to rejuvenate saggy, droopy, or puffy upper and lower eyelids, or a brow lift to elevate the brows into a more youthful position. A neck lift is also commonly recommended for people who have issues with jowline around the jawline or bands running vertically from the base of the neck to the chin. Any and all of these cosmetic procedures can help revitalize a youthful appearance and facial contour from every angle.
Because an endoscopic mid-facelift surgery is less invasive than a full facelift surgery, it does not require as much recovery time. It is not uncommon for mid-facelift surgery to cause temporary swelling, bruising, and numbness, but these side effects will disappear over time. Any discomfort can be controlled with prescription medication. It’s best to get ample rest and relaxation during your recovery and to avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting. Elevating your head when lying down and applying cold compresses to the treated area can help to reduce swelling.
Dr. Prysi will schedule several follow-up appointments with you to check your healing progress and remove your sutures at his Naples, FL office. He will also advise when it is safe for you to return to work, exercise, and your normal routine. Results can last up to 10 years, depending on each patient’s health and lifestyle.
The price of endoscopic mid-facelift varies from practice to practice. It also depends on the individual patient and the desired outcome. For more exact pricing, contact Prysi Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Prysi.
What is the difference between a facelift and mid-facelift?
Whereas a traditional facelift uses longer incisions to address the lower third of the face, a mid-facelift is for those who want a less invasive option for facial tightening between the eyes and mouth.
How long do results from a mid-facelift last?
A mid-facelift creates results that can last up to 10 years with proper long-term care.
How long is recovery after a mid-facelift?
People who undergo a mid-facelift do not need as much time off as those who have a full facelift, but will still typically not feel up to working for about a week.
What is a mid-facelift?
A mid-facelift is a less invasive strategy to address sagging skin in the midface, between the mouth and eyes.
How do I prepare for recovery from mid-facelift?
Have a friend or loved one on hand to help you with basic needs in the first 24 hours after surgery, as well as cold packs and a comfortable place to rest as you recover.
Does a mid facelift help marionette lines?
The mid-facelift can smooth out marionette lines and nasolabial folds, sometimes more effectively than injectable fillers.
How much does a mid facelift cost?
The cost of a mid-facelift can vary based on factors like your area, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, recovery materials, and facilities. You’ll receive a full estimate of your mid facelift cost during your consultation.
What is an endoscopic mid facelift?
An endoscopic mid-facelift uses an endoscope, or small surgical instrument with an attached camera, to reduce the need for large incisions during surgery. It can be used to lift and tighten underlying tissues for a lifted and natural look.
Is a mid facelift better than cheek fillers?
A mid-facelift can achieve more natural results than fillers because it repositions the natural fat tissue of the cheeks for an upright, youthful look. It can also achieve more long-term results.
What's the difference between a facelift and a mid facelift?
A traditional facelift addresses the majority of the face, whereas a mid facelift addresses the area around the middle of the face. A mid facelift is simply a more targeted anti-aging surgery.
If you would like to revitalize your facial appearance through mid-facelift surgery, please contact Dr. Mark Prysi for a consultation. Dr. Prysi would be glad to discuss the procedure, and what to expect, with you in more detail during your consultation.
Artist. Surgeon. Innovator.
Mark F. Prysi, MD, FACS
Dr. Mark Prysi is a nationally recognized, board-certified Naples Plastic Surgeon. He is an internationally renowned expert in plastic surgery who has been consistently recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in Southwest Florida” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the former Chief of Plastic surgery at Naples Day Surgery and past chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Prysi’s innate surgical skills and artistic aesthetic judgment combined with over 25 years of experience makes all the difference.