Improve the Contours of Your Cheeks With a Mid-Face Lift in Houston

As you get older, it’s entirely normal for your facial skin to gradually lose its youthful firmness and elasticity. For many people, these changes are most noticeable around the cheeks, mouth, and the area beneath the eyes. While a traditional facelift procedure is a very popular option to reduce the signs of facial aging, it typically focuses primarily on the lower face and neck. Fortunately, Dr. Angela Sturm offers a procedure called a mid-face lift in Houston for patients looking to rejuvenate their mid-face area with subtle, natural-looking results.

What Is a Mid-Face Lift?

A mid-face lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to lift and firm the mid-face area, which includes the cheeks, the area around the mouth, and the space underneath the eyes.

The procedure effectively enhances the face's contours, reduces nasolabial folds, and eliminates puffiness and wrinkles beneath the eyes. The mid-face lift in Houston is an excellent facelift alternative for individuals who aren’t quite ready for a full facelift or aren’t looking to target the lower face or neck. Although the procedure is less invasive than a traditional facelift, it can still take several years off of your appearance and create a youthful, refreshed mid-face area.

Dr. Sturm is an expert facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift procedures. Using her technical skill and expertise, she takes a very precise approach to the mid-face lift, opting for subtle adjustments to the face's skin, tissue, and muscles. During the procedure, she’ll aim to enhance the contours of your mid-face area while preserving the natural beauty of your features.

The procedure is typically performed with small incisions behind the ears and/or beneath the hairline. Dr. Sturm then carefully lifts the skin and muscles around the nose and cheeks to create a firmer, more defined appearance. This will result in subtle improvements to your overall facial shape and create a more rested and energetic appearance.

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Benefits of a Mid-Face Lift

The mid-face lift is an advanced surgical procedure that can offer many benefits, including the following:

  • Enhanced mid-face contours
  • Firmer, more youthful-looking facial skin
  • Lifted cheeks
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds
  • Reduced puffiness beneath the eyes
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Subtle, natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved self-confidence

Who is a Good Candidate for a Mid-Face Lift in Houston?

Adults hoping to reduce signs of aging around the mid-face area, such as the cheeks, mouth, and underneath the eyes, may be good candidates for a mid-face lift. You could be a candidate for the procedure if you’re experiencing significant nasolabial folds, puffiness beneath your eyes, and sagging skin around the cheeks. Ideal candidates are often not quite ready for a full facelift or don’t want to target the neck, lower face, or jawline. It’s also important that ideal candidates are generally healthy, non-smokers, and not pregnant or nursing.

Part of your consultation with Dr. Sturm will be focused on determining if you’re a good candidate for a mid-face lift. She’ll go over your different treatment options with you, evaluate your aesthetic goals, and ask you about your current health and medical history. With this information, she can help you decide if a mid-face lift is the right procedure for you.

What Is Recovery Like After a Mid-Face Lift?

Most patients need to rest at home for about a week after undergoing a mid-face lift. You’ll experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure, but these symptoms shouldn’t be as significant as they would be with a traditional facelift. To reduce swelling and speed up the healing process, you can take the following measures:

  • Elevate your head when you sleep
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take light walks periodically
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat healthy
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Regularly apply a cold pack to your face

After around one week of recovery, you should feel well enough to get back to work and resume your normal routine. However, it’s best to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least three to four weeks.

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Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Your Mid-Face Lift in Houston?

Dr. Angela Sturm is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and one of the premier facelift specialists in the Houston area. While completing her medical training at the Baylor College of Medicine, she received multiple awards, including the Outstanding Otolaryngology Medical Student Award from the National Academy of Otolaryngology. During her illustrious career, Dr. Sturm has also published and co-authored many medical journal articles on facelift techniques as well as other head and neck surgical techniques. With her precision, attention to detail, and artistic vision, she will ensure that your mid-face lift yields the wonderful, natural-looking results that you crave. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sturm, simply call our office or fill out an online contact form.

Mid-Face Lift FAQ

Can a mid-face lift be combined with other procedures?

What type of anesthesia will be used for the procedure?

How long does a mid-face lift take?

How long will the results last?

What is the ideal age for a mid-face lift?

Can a mid-face lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, in some cases, it may make sense to combine a mid-face lift with another procedure, such as a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or cheek augmentation. During your consultation, Dr. Sturm will go over these possibilities with you and create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique situation.

What type of anesthesia will be used for the procedure?

Your mid-face lift will most likely be performed using general anesthesia, which will render you temporarily unconscious during the procedure.

How long does a mid-face lift take?

On average, a mid-face lift takes between one and two hours to complete. You’ll need to be monitored for a couple of hours after the surgery before a friend or family member can drive you home.

How long will the results last?

Usually, the results of a mid-face lift will last for around 10 years before they start to fade significantly. However, the longevity of your results will partly depend on your lifestyle and how well you take care of your facial skin.

What is the ideal age for a mid-face lift?

Many patients choose to undergo a mid-face lift in their 30s, 40s, or 50s, but there’s not really an ideal age for the procedure. Regardless of your age, Dr. Sturm will evaluate your facial skin, aesthetic goals, and health to ensure that you’re a good candidate.

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