The first step of your mid facelift surgery is your consultation with Dr. Freund. After you have discussed your areas of concern, you and he will determine if a mid facelift is the best type of facelift for your needs. Many patients who have developed signs of aging in other areas of the face may choose to undergo a mid facelift in conjunction with a brow lift or lower facelift. Dr. Freund can tailor your surgery to meet your unique needs, adding more or less lift where necessary.
Before your surgery begins, Dr. Freund will administer anesthesia. Next, he will make incisions in the contours of the ears, where your cheek and ear meet. Depending on the degree of lift you require, these incisions may wrap around your ear lobes and extend to your hairline. Dr. Freund is careful to place incisions in the most discreet locations possible to result in subdued, minimal scarring.
Next, Dr. Freund will separately lift your skin and underlying superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS). The SMAS tissues connect your skin with the deeper structures of your face and neck. Dr. Freund will lift the SMAS and skin with an emphasis on lateral movement toward the ears. Once they have been individually redraped, he will remove excess tissues and suture the SMAS and skin closed.
Because it is performed as an outpatient procedure, you can expect to return home the same day following surgery.