The mid-facelift focuses on a triangular area formed between the two corners of the eyes and the corner of the mouth. By working on the faces deeper layers, the surgeon can reposition the underlying fat, and the actual muscles, so that the middle of the face is pulled up and looks more natural. It also takes the tension off the flesh. A mid-facelift can be performed in the doctors office in as little as an hour so the media often refer to it as the "lunchtime lift". The procedure can be done by itself or along with a traditional facelift.
An instrument, known as an endoscope (a tiny fiberoptic lens inserted through half-inch incisions placed inconspicuously in your mouth and temple) is used in this procedure. The lens is attached to a camera connected to a television monitor which allows the doctor to see where he is operating by watching the monitor and manipulating the tiny instruments externally. (The endoscope also contains small tools.) During treatment, the doctor can also remove any fat bags near the eyes and trim any extra skin to remove lines and wrinkles.
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