An endoscopic facelift is often the procedure of choice for patients who need a bit of lift to areas of the mid-face, and therefore avoiding a full facelift procedure. An endoscopic facelift offers numerous benefits, including excellent results with small incisions hidden in the hair and less downtime than a traditional facelift. If you are looking for a way to restore youthful vitality to your face, check out these facts about the endoscopic facelift to see if this is the right procedure for you.
What is a Mid Facelift?
A mid facelift addresses the area of the face from below the eyes to the level of the mouth. From rejuvenation of this area, there is better transition from the mid-face to the cheek giving the illusion of fuller cheek bones.
The procedure is often recommended for patients with a moderate degree of laxity of the mid-face, usually noted by sagging skin and some facial creases. Patients may be anywhere from their early 40s to mid 60s, depending on the amount of sagging they are experiencing and the results they hope to achieve. Both men and women can benefit from an endoscopic mid facelift.
The Endoscopic Approach
An endoscopic procedure is one that is performed with a small scope attached to a camera, and special tools that allow the surgeon to operate using small incisions resulting in less trauma to the surrounding tissues. The technique is used for a wide range of surgical procedures today, including some plastic surgery. Smaller incisions result in less scarring, less post-operative discomfort and faster recovery times.
Dr. Burke Robinson places incisions for an endoscopic mid facelift inside the cheek and behind the hairline. Hair does not have to be shaved prior to the procedure and the incisions are about the size of a fingertip. No scarring is visible after the healing process is complete.
Recovery and Results
Recovery from an endoscopic mid facelift is considerably shorter than a traditional facelift procedure, with most patients returning to work and regular activities within a week or two. The results will typically be long-lasting, although not as permanent as a traditional facelift procedure. Some patients may decide to have a touch-up surgery within 5-10 years after their initial procedure.
An endoscopic mid facelift is an effective way to address the early signs of aging before a more invasive surgery becomes necessary. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and patients return home the same day as the surgery. To learn more about the benefits of an endoscopic mid facelift, contact Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery at 770-667-3090.