Mid Face Lift
Facial aging hits the mid-portion of the face especially hard. As facial fat descends due to gravity and relaxed skin, hollows can develop beneath the eyes and cheekbones causing the face to appear long, old, and even gaunt. A mid face lift is able to correct these signs of facial aging with amazing results.
Facial expressions are made by muscles contracting in accordance with signals from the brain. Over time those repeated contractions leave permanent wrinkles in the fat and skin layers above the muscles. A specialized face lift, called SMAS, manipulates those wrinkle-causing muscles for a highly effective facelift.
Dr. Shapiro’s extended SMAS technique actually involves a mid face lift where volume is added to the mid face (beneath the eyes and orbits and along the cheekbones). His procedure does not pose the risks of procedures done beneath the eyelids or through the mouth to elevate the mid face that have prolonged recovery time and swelling. His mid face lift is unique because he transfers volume from the lower cheeks upward, filling the hollows in the lower eyes, raising the appearance of the cheekbones and producing a lifted and youthful appearance. In some cases, lifting the cheeks will also soften deep folds around the nose and mouth, as well as reduce the appearance of jowls.
Traditional techniques for this procedure use incisions through the lower eyelids or mouth and tend to result in more complications than obvious results. Dr. Shapiro’s mid face lift, on the other hand, is a highly effective procedure with very few complications, a fast recovery time, and incredible results.