Endoscopic Mid-face Lift
The mid-face is the middle portion of the face, and corresponds to the mid to upper cheek area. Dr Huang uses endoscopic techniques to perform a mid-face lift. A curved incision is made in the temple. The scalp in that area is elevated in a downward direction and over the cheekbone. The surgical dissection is completed from below through an intraoral incision on the inside of the upper cheek. The midfacial tissues are then lifted and stabilized using an endotine device designed for the mid-face. The temple wound is closed with skin staples and the internal cheek wound is closed with dissolving stitches. This technique avoids visible scars on the face, since they are hidden within the scalp of the temple and inside the mouth. The procedure takes about 3 hours and is usually done under intravenous sedation. Downtime is 2 to 3 weeks.