An Endoscopic Midfacelift with endotine fixation is an attractive alternative to the traditional facelift procedure to rejuvenate sagging cheeks. The Endoscopic Midfacelift elevates and replaces the soft tissues of the cheek and midface to the the position they occupied in youth. No skin is resected in this procedure, so it avoids the "wind tunnel look" that can be produced by the excessive tightness of the facial skin that can result from an aggressive facelift.
Just as importantly, the emphasis of our Endoscopic Midfacelift, is on restoring the 3-dimensional volume of the face, resulting in a softer and more naural facial contour. The endoscopic approach allows the access incisions to be hidden behind the hairline and inside the mouth. Finally the endotine, which is used to hold the repositioned soft tissues in place, is completely resorbed by the body within 6-9 months after the procedure, by which time a lattice of soft tissue has formed at the site of fixation that locks the surgical correction in place. Our patient satisfaction with this procedure has been very high, and because of the naturalness of the result and the well-hidden nature of the scars, i believe it represents the best alternative to a conventional facelift for rejuvenating the cheeks and midface area.