What is the Longest-Lasting Midface Lift Method?

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Face lift

We dont have good scientific data on what is the best midface or facelift method for longevity, it likely has to do with everyones tissues being different and every surgeon being different in technique

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Mid-Facelift Method

The mid-facelift is not the preferred method for performing facial rejuvenation. It has significant morbidity especially in the periocular area.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Midface lift not the best choice for most patients

The best way to address aging of the midface is by a face lift and fat grafting as opposed to a midface lift

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Mid face lift

There is no one operation that lasts longer than the next.  The quality of the result depends upon the surgeon, as well as the individual tissues.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Try a cheek suspension

I offer cheek suspensions instead of mid face lifts. It is less recovery time and it will lift your sagging tissue from the area above the nasolabial fold up and lateral to its original position. It will also improve your lip and the sagging skin next to it.

Luis A. Vinas, MD
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Longest Lasting Midface Lift Technique

The longevity of results depends on the surgeon, not the technique. It is fair to say the results will last forever because you'll always look better than you would if you didn't have the surgery.  The method selected does depend on the needs of each patient, but I prefer doing the midface lift via a lower eyelid incision with Endotine fixation.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Long lasting results from midface lift

The longevity of results from a midface lift depends on several factors, including actual technique employed by the plastic surgeon and inherent tissue qualities of the patient. Your plastic surgeon should discuss what results may reasonably be expected in your particular case.

Olivia Hutchinson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Longest-Lasting Midface Lift Method

Having a good candidate, experience surgeon, no complications add to the longevity  of a result Not a specific technique. Seek in person opinions from boarded surgeons in your area. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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The mid face lifting is a delicate operation. E

When a mid face lift is done effectively, it has to last forever because if not, the effects can be disastrous. The reason is that the mid face lift is often done with a lower blepharoplasty so that the excess laxity under the lower lid can be removed. If the results of the midface lift do not last then the lower lid would pulled and this would cause an ectopion or at least a deforming scleral show. Many different techniques exist but you have to make sure you go to the surgeon with the best experience who is confident that his result will last.

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD
Morristown Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Midface Lift longevity

There is really no way to compare longevity of methods, as there are so many different methods used. I, personally, do not do a separate midface lift. Instead, I lift the midface when doing a facelift or lower blepharoplasty (eyelift). You need to ask whomever you see to show you results and discuss longevity. A simple guideline, however, is that methods that secure the elevated tissues to something solid, like fascia or periosteum instead of other soft tissue, will generally last longer.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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