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 face’s deeper layers, the surgeon can reposition the underlying fat, and the muscles, so that the middle of the face is pulled up while still looking natural. It also takes the tension off the flesh. The procedure can be done by itself or along with a traditional facelift.
An endoscope (a tiny fiber-optic 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 that 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 the treatment, the doctor can also remove or lift any fat bags near the eyes (SOOF Lift) and trim any extra skin to remove lines and wrinkles.