Surgical Procedures Mid-Facelift

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With aging, the midface, or cheek tissues and fat, begin to droop and descend due to tissue laxity and gravity. This results in a loss of cheek volume, a deepened nasolabial fold, and a harsh transition between the lower lid and cheek. Using a small incision hidden in the hairline, the midface and all of its deeper tissues are re-suspended, giving you a fuller, more youthful look.

This minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure has the potential to rejuvenate the cheek, improve the nasolabial fold, and provide a smooth transition between the lower lid and cheek. It is often combined with a lower face and necklift to provide the most optimal and natural results.

To determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Christian Paquet recommends a private, personal consultation and evaluation. To schedule a consultation please call our Concierge Patient Coordinator at (602) 726-6310 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Question - What is a mid-facelift?

A mid-facelift, also known as a cheek lift, is a minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure performed by only a select group of surgeons, including Dr. Christian Paquet, to elevate the cheek fat pad, providing fullness to the lower eyelid and cheek region. A traditional lower face and necklift does not address this region, which often flattens and droops with age. Using an incision hidden behind the hairline, Dr. Paquet is able to elevate the midface, giving you a refreshed, rejuvenated look.

Question - Who is the best candidate for a mid-facelift?

The best candidate is someone who is in good health and has realistic expectations. A mid-facelift is generally most successful in patients with heaviness below the cheeks and hollowness beneath the eyes. It helps to add fullness and rejuvenate the cheek, improve the nasolabial fold, and provide a smooth transition between the lower lid and cheek region.

Question - What should I expect with regards to recovery?

All patients are functional very soon after surgery and are ready for social undertakings within 7-10 days. Often this procedure is completed in conjunction (though not always) with a neck/lower facelift. Light activity (walking, low-resistance bike/elliptical) is encouraged shortly after surgery, and full activity and exercise may be resumed after 2-3 weeks. While most patients will look significantly better immediately post-operatively, residual swelling may continue to improve for several weeks post-operatively.

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