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Should I have a mid face lift?

Published on November 13, 2012


The mid face lift or midface surgery improves the cheek (think of this as the triangular region on each side from the nose to the side of the face and below the lower eyelid margin to the upper lip) — by correcting the descent of the malar fat pad. This falling tissue often accompanies aging and creates a hollow under eye, deepens the nasolabial fold and the jowl at the jaw line. This change robs the face of its youthful shape.

The midface lift is a procedure that yields a more youthful appearance by smoothing the lower eyelids and cheeks, bringing back a natural fullness to these areas associated with strong cheek-bones in men and women and provides the shape associated with a heart shaped face in women


Over time our skin tends to lose its elasticity, while the ligaments of the cheeks and eyelids begin to weaken, contributing to a tired and worn-out look. If this is the case for you, you may benefit from a midface lift.

A midface lift is usually indicated when a complete facelift is unnecessary (due to lack of more pronounced concerns such as the “neck cord”); yet facial fillers are not sufficient to treat the root of the problem because of a loss of soft tissue from prior surgery, or because of a significant deficiency in bone projection. Dr. Steinsapir always prefers noninvasive treatment methods when possible, yet in circumstances wherein a filler is inadequate, a midface lift can be extremely helpful surgical alternative.


Among the key pioneers of the midface surgery–a relatively new frontier in plastic surgery–Dr. Steinsapir often trains other surgeons in this procedure and lectures extensively. The midface surgery has emerged over the last fifteen years, making it an area of rapid progress. This also means that choosing an experienced specialist is critically important for optimal results. As a leader in the field, Dr. Steinsapir offers a midface lift with hand carved ePTFE orbital rim implants, which have been broadly applauded and often used in corrective and reconstructive surgeries after an unsatisfactory procedure. Dr. Steinsapir’s extensive experience and training offer proven solutions with the midface lift that are hard to come by. Please call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinsapir, where you can discuss your aesthetic goals and learn about options for improving your midface.

About Dr. Steinsapir

Dr. Steinsapiris a board certified eye surgeon and fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles where he specializes in balanced facial cosmetic surgery for natural results, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, fast recovery time, and leadership in medical technology. Dr. Steinsapir has a private practice and also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Steinsapir’s experience and training make him an expert in cosmetic surgery, which can be a vital part of your evidence-based treatment plan.

Services described may be “off-label” and lack FDA approval. This article is informational and does not constitute an advertisement for off-label treatment. No services should be provided without a good faith examination by a licensed physician or surgeon and an informed consent with a discussion of risks, benefits, alternatives, and the likelihood of treatment success. Only you and your treating physician or surgeon can determine if a treatment is right for you.