When Dr. Stephen Nogan examines a patient’s face, he divides it horizontally into thirds: upper middle, and lower. The “mid-face” is the area most of us think of as our cheeks, extending from the cheek bone prominence down to the upper lip. The mid-face contour is ultimately determined by your skeletal shape and the soft tissues that drape over its surface.
Why have a mid-facelift?
A mid-face lift is a surgical procedure designed to re-establish the heart-shaped contour of your younger face. You will notice a significantly less prominent nasolabial fold, a smoother contour under your eyes, and a higher cheek bone. In certain cases, Dr. Nogan may also recommend using filler material or an implant to replace the bone or soft tissues that have diminished.
Dr. Nogan’s goals in performing mid-facelift surgery in Columbus, Ohio are two-fold:
- To achieve the very best possible results for you, and
- To get you back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
The procedure involves repositioning the soft tissues back into their original anatomic location, creating a fuller cheek in a more youthful position. Most mid-facelifts require a brief anesthetic. Incisions—either just below the lower eyelashes or in the temple region—are carefully placed to leave a nearly invisible scar when fully healed.
You can expect immediate results, although you will experience about 2–3 weeks of swelling. Most patients do not find the surgery to be painful, and few require any medicine to treat pain after 2–3 days. A small amount of bruising may also occur, but it should clear after 1 week. Most women are able to use their normal makeup routine around one week following surgery. For most patients, we recommend resuming light exercise after about 3 weeks.
- Facelift FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- The Facelift Consultation
- Different Types of Facelifts
- Lower Facelift—to tighten the skin around your mouth, chin, and neck
- Mini Facelift—subtle enhancement of the lower face and jawline
- Weekend Facelift—revolutionary advancement or disproven technique?
- Submental Liposuction—to remove fatty tissue underneath the chin
- Platysma Plication—to repair the platysma muscles of the neck.
How can skin care products help me?
Medical-grade skin care products, whether used as an adjunct to other procedures or as an initial step in improving skin health, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. Gels, creams, serums and exfoliators available for purchase have different purposes. It is important to use the regimen that is right for your skin type and lifestyle. We will help you define that regimen as part of your skin care consultation and treatment plan. Our Skin Care Director, Dina Maynard, frequently attends educational conferences all over the country. She is constantly studying and researching new product lines to be able to provide our patients in Columbus, Ohio with the best clinical skin care products available.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
We focus on the science of skin care. As a team, we value education and are constantly learning because we are passionate about what we do. Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans for new patients and with so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan, Director of Skin Care Dina Maynard ,and team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use VISIA Skin Analysis to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. We will help you feel confident that you are receiving the correct treatment and products to achieve your healthiest skin and the appearance that you want.
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Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed complexion? Contact us today at Columbus Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation