Midface lift looks very bad, not a smooth or nice! What went wrong?
Doctor Answers 9
Still Early in Recovery Process
Midface lift takes about two weeks of recovery
It would have been helpful if you provided more description as what you shared was quite vague (i.e., looks very bad, looked horrible, looked different, Pleansanton look.”
A midface lift is a surgical option for helping an individual’s midface region look younger and healthier. It is a rather complex operation and like any surgery may possibly have complications. During a midface lift, excessive fat and skin may need to be removed. The removal of this tissue may be necessary because if left behind, it can make the area look rather bulky. Rarely do patients require repeat surgery. Fillers can be helpful – you may want to discuss with your doctor after some more time of healing.
With only 8 days of post op healing, you need to give the area of concern, more time to settle. Some patients may possibly not be completely satisfied with a midface lift since the post-operative changes can be rather subtle. For this reason, some patients opt to have additional surgery done to give their face an even more refreshed look. Please go see your doctor two weeks after the procedure.
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Midface looks bad 8 days after midface lift
Recovery after midface lift
One thing to keep in mind that is very important:
The recovery time of most midface lifts can last several weeks (around 6 weeks or so). During that time, you can expect to experience swelling and some skin changes. The result of the swelling can make your face look different than want you expect the end result to be.
I recommend you talk to your surgeon. He/she can give you a very good idea of the recovery time and what to expect. Also, give yourself several weeks to heal before considering what you have as the final result. Remember that while the surgery itself is important, the healing process is equally as important.
8 days after mid face lift, not happy
8 days after any surgery, one is expected to have swelling.
MId-face lift - horrible after a week
- The look we get when we pull up our skin is not a look that surgery can create for us.
- Mid-face lifts are well known to have a long and difficult recovery.
- I strongly suggest that you see your surgeon and ask for an explanation of why you look as you do and what to expect as the healing progresses.
- You will be very swollen after a week - it takes time for swelling to subside and a natural look to reappear.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Facelifting #woundhealing #cosmeticsurgery #beauty
Thank you for your question! Please speak with your surgeon. It is very early - and you are just past the worst phase of swelling.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Best of Luck
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